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Sep 19, 2008 08:51 PM

Mitsuwa sweet potato lady

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

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    1. re: glutton

      google shows Mitsuwa as a marketplace at this address

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

      1. re: glutton

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

        Mitsuwa Marketplace
        595 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020

        1. re: njfreqflyer

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

      2. 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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        1. re: shabbystorm

          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!

          1. re: cling0017

            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.

            1. re: yCf

              Thank you.

              Yaki imo - sounds so special.

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