A confectionary for the end of a year or for filling in ones stomach.


This is a kind of mochi made with sweet potatoes. At the end of year, people pound mochi (rice-cake) for the New Year, and karaimonettabo is made with the last round of the mochi rice by adding sweet potatoes and pounding together with the rice. It is said that "Nettabo" was named from a word "netta botamochi (pounded mochi)" or a word "bottabotta" that people said while pounding it.

Recipi of cuisin

for [:ja]8個分/4[:en]8 pieces / for 4 persons[:de]8個分/4[:ru]8個分/4[:es]8個分/4[:fr]8個分/4[:it]8個分/4[:ko]8個分/4[:th]8個分/4[:zh]8個分/4[:ch]8個分/4[:] persons

  • sweet potatoes600g
  • mochi200g
  • kinako50g
  • sugar50g
  • salta nip of salt
Add steamed sweet potatoes to freshly pounded mochi . Pound more so sweet potatoes are mashed and mixed with mochi. *The ratio of the sweet potatoes and mochi is about 3 to 1.
Mix kinako, sugar and salt. Tear mochi into small pieces, and put them into kinako mixture and coat with kinako mixture.
* To make it easily at home, put bought kirimochi (dehydrated ones) on sweet potatoes while steaming, then mix them well once they both become soft.

Information provided by : NPOhojin kirishimasyokuikukenkyukai

Local cuisine

Mochi & Dango