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【英語】”Yakiimo-ya” : 「焼いも屋」 アツアツの焼きいもを楽しもう!

“Yakiimo-ya” 「焼いも屋(やきいもや)」 : Yakiimo Vendor (Japanese roasted sweet potato vendor)

 

“Yakiimo” is a roasted sweet potato, a very popular snack in Japan, especially during the winter cold days.
「焼いも」はサツマイモを焼いた日本のおやつで、特に寒冬の季節に楽しまれています。

 

Today we could easily purchase “Yakiimo” at super markets or convenience stores anywhere in Japan.  But,we all love getting them from “Yakiimo-ya”, which are street vendors driving a small truck equipped with special stove cooking and selling “Yakiimo”.  It is a very nostalgic scenery of Japan.
焼いもは今やどこのスーパーやコンビニでも買うことが出来ます。 一方で、専用の釜を載せた軽トラックで売り歩く「焼いも屋」から焼きたての焼いもを購入するのは皆大好きで、日本の懐かしい風景といえます。

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“Yakiimo-ya” typically makes a special whistle-like sound and call out “Ishi-Yakiimo” in a special tone to tell that they are close by, and customers are able to buy freshly cooked “Yakiimo” just ready to be tasted.
焼いも屋は独特の笛のような音と石焼いもとの掛け声で近くにいることを知らせます。お客は出来たての石焼いもを食べることができるのです。

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“Yakiimo” purchased from these “Yakiimo-ya” would taste somewhat special – very sweet and tastly – as sweet potatoes are very gradually roasted indirectly heated by hot pebbles, which are heated by wood stove.
「焼いも屋」から購入した焼いもは特別で、とても甘く美味しくなります。サツマイモが釜で熱せられた小石の中に埋められ、間接的にゆっくりと加熱されるからです。

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Please try it if you have a chance!

 

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