As one of snacks there is hoshiimo in Japan. How it’s made is that cooked and sliced yams are dried under the sun. It takes couple days. But that’s all – simple, isn’t it?
By drying sliced yams, the sweetness increases. There is a lot of fiber and no sugar contains in hoshiimo, so it’s a very healthy food. Hoshiimo has a chewy texture which is good to make a jaw stronger. Some people eat without anything, and some people like to toast hoshiimo.
Many parents give hoshiimo to children as a snack as it’s much healthier than chips, chocolate, and so on.