My Sweetheart recently sent me an online delivery of kamote, in memory of that yummy kamote cue we tasted in Batanes. Come to think of it, the focus is now on considering other alternatives for our daily staple, rice, whose prices are rising by the day. If you do the marketing for your household, you will really feel the pinch since P34 is now the lowest price per kilo, whereas before that will buy you the high grade, premium variety already.
The benefits of eating kamote (sweet potato) cannot be underestimated. I do know of friends who go on a diet and just eat kamote. It is enough to fill them for the day. The root crop is a good source of dietary fiber, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and complex carbohydrates.
Kamote is good and tasty even when simply boiled.
More recently, I had it as an ingredient for my papaya lumpia which combines shredded green papaya, sweet potato and tokwa or tofu. It’s a yummy alternative to the usual bean sprouts and lumpia vegetable we have.
Otherwise, Filipinos are quite content to make desserts of their sweet potatoes. We find kamote in our halo-halo, and this easy candied yam recipe I once tried.
Kamote with caramelized sugar = kamote cue. A classic Pinoy street food!