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beni imo, or purple sweet potatoes!

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Hi all!

I am looking for beni imos which are purple sweet potatoes from the Okinawa region of Japan. I have found satsuma imos/gogumas (in my native Korean) at Sunrise, JAS Mart, etc, but have not seen beni imos anywhere.

Please let me know if you have any tips -- help a sister out! I'm located in Brooklyn but work in Manhattan and am willing to travel to Queens. Caveat: need to get there by public transport/foot as I don't drive. Yes, shameful.

Thank you!

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  1. I have found Okinawan purple sweet potatoes in Chinatown in Manhattan. There's usually a street vendor outside of Kam Man grocery store on Canal St. who sells the sweet potatoes. Good luck! They are delicious!

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    1. re: gigi74

      I found these exactly where you said they would be, just a couple of weekends ago, so thanks!