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Mitsuwa sweet potato lady

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autumnlilacs Sep 19, 2008 08:51 PM

Every year when the weather starts to get cooler, a nice lady will start selling grilled yellow and purple sweet potatoes at Mitsuwa, usually just outside the bookstore. Although it is not yet officially fall, the weather has certainly been chillier these past few days. Have the sweet potatoes appeared for this season?

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    cling0017 Apr 2, 2009 10:49 AM

    I saw her about a month ago!

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      yCf Apr 3, 2009 08:58 AM

      I think she's only there in winter months, and I do agree the price is pretty crazy considering it's a sweet potato after all.

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        shabbystorm Apr 3, 2009 01:09 PM

        Thank you.

        Yaki imo - sounds so special.

        Keep Living - Keep Learning!

    2. shabbystorm Mar 27, 2009 01:27 PM

      These sweet potatoes are on my must try list.
      Any sightings of the sweet potato lady recently?
      Is it just weekends?
      I have not seen her during the week the few times I have been in Edgewater NJ
      Any information is appreciated :)

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        joonjoon Apr 1, 2009 04:33 PM

        We used to eat sweet potatos just like this growing up in korea....but it used to be like, 10c for a sweet potato. I feel ripped off paying the 4 bucks or so they charge. I mean, it's just a baked sweet potato!

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        glutton Sep 20, 2008 05:36 AM

        Where is the Mitsuwa? I assume this is the Japanese grocery store chain you're referring to.

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          jrd303 Sep 20, 2008 07:29 AM

          google shows Mitsuwa as a marketplace at this address

          http://www.mitsuwanj.com/en/

          595 River Rd
          Edgewater, NJ 07020
          (201) 941-9113

          1. re: glutton
            njfreqflyer Sep 20, 2008 09:31 AM

            See also this recent post on the Tristate Region board on the Hokkaido Festival at Mitsuwa.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/556870

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            Mitsuwa Marketplace
            595 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020

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              yCf Sep 22, 2008 01:16 PM

              those are pricey but they taste amazing... I visit Mitsuwa about once a month. Would certainly report back if I see the Japanese potatoes.

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