You already know how much I love Japanese Sweet Potatoes "Japanese
Purple Yams", so it shouldn't come as a shock to you that when the Grocery
Store I usually go to ran out, I made a frantic effort to scour the city
for other Purple Yam retailers. Boy do I need a
drug yam dealer on speed dial!
Turns out, The Root Cellar just brought in a new shipment of
"Purple Yams"...but when I got there, I noticed a few things were
different about these; They're thinner, longer, and more dense
"Small crop", I thought to myself..."But I'm sure when I cut inside,
there'll be the same soft and pillowy whitish-yellow flesh I remember"
WRONG! What a Yam Scam!
The flesh is purple, like BRIGHT purple... like Barney
had a baby with Tinky Winky Teletubby kind of purple!
I'd like to think I adapt pretty well to change, but eating purple
starch doesn't sound like the most appealing thing in the world
But, I gave it the benefit of the doubt and crossed my fingers
2 Purple Yams paired with 1 Yellow Sweet Potato
Baked in the oven, like usual. I decided to add the Yellow
Sweet Potato just in case the Purple Yam proved disappointing
Before topping with Stir-Fried Vegetables, I tasted my new Purple Yams...
Well damn you little Purple Alien Yam,
you're tasty! Looks can be so deceiving...
Question: Have you ever bought, ordered,
or cooked the wrong food by mistake only
to discover it's now a new favourite of yours?