These potatoes are soft, sweet, and super-delicious. Roasted sweet potatoes are a common street food in Korea.

Recipes that use sweet potatoes (goguma):


  1. Pri G Houston, TX joined 11/11 & has 4 comments

    I was wondering about sweet potatos, in Korean drama I always see them eating sweet potato street food in a paper bag during the winter. How would I make this?

  2. Hello,

    Can anyone please tell me how to cook sweet potato stems. Any recipes would be so appreciated. How long do you boil them before leaving to soak overnight?

    Thanks so much for any help you can offer.

  3. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    I’m glad to be found by you, too!
    yeah, forget about begging ahjimas to teach you Korean cooking. : )
    I love fresh sweet potato stem side dish. (“gogumajulgi”). I can get only dried sweet potato stems here which look like thin thread!

    You will have to steam it first and rinse in cold water and strain it.. Then you can stir fry it or make namul by mixing it with seasoning. I usually use seasoning with soybean paste, garlic, sesame oil… oh, I miss the taste!

    • Please oh please tell me what they would know dried sweet potato stem in an Asian market as? If I get taken to fresh sweet potatoes again I just might scream. LOL I was handed dried taro root, etc. I’m craving some! Thanks

  4. Michele& has 2 comments

    hi! i am so glad to have found you! my mother is korean, but is not good with teaching me how to cook korean food, so i have to beg other korean “ahjimas” to teach me. :)
    do you know how to make the sweet potato stem ban chan? it is not spicy, but soooo delicious! thanks so much!

  5. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    not yet. ok, I’m going to post the recipe for matang (sweet potato snack) later. Thank you for your request.

  6. hi! by chance do you have any matang recipe? (i dont know if i got the name right… but it is battered fried sweet potatoes… i think) i’ve been craving for them but the korean restaurant i go to doesnt serve them anymore. =( help please!

  7. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    Clay pot sweet potato roaster? Do you have any picture of it? I found you left this question on the forum which is a good idea! I hope someone else give you good answer.

  8. i would like to know if you have any tips on how to cook with the clay pot sweet potato roaster. I recently bought one and all the instructions are not translated. The Pot is clay and it included rocks inside. I want to know if I have to soak the rocks or the pot in water before using it. Thanks for your reply.

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