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How to Make Boiled Kamangeg (Mountain Potato or Yamaimo)

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Boiled kamangeg, also known as mountain potato or yamaimo, is a tasty snack.

Boiled kamangeg, also known as mountain potato or yamaimo, is a tasty snack.

What Is Kamangeg?

Kamangeg is the Filipino term for mountain potato, which is an exotic root crop. Other names for this vegetable include wild yam and white yam. In Japan, it is called yamaimo.

In the Philippines, a popular way to prepare kamangeg is to transform it into a sweet snack. Try this easy-to-make recipe at home, and serve it with your favorite drink.

Japanese yamaimo

Japanese yamaimo

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

3 min

20 min

23 min

2 servings


  • kamangeg (mountain potato or yamaimo)
  • water, as needed
  • sugar, to taste
  • powdered milk (optional)


  • pot with lid
  • tongs
  • strainer


  1. Wash the kamangeg (mountain potato or yamaimo) thoroughly. Set aside.
  2. Pour water into a pot. Add in the kamangeg.
  3. Cook until tender.
  4. Peel and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  5. Serve with or without sugar.

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Boiled kamangeg

Boiled kamangeg

Tips and Techniques

  • Instead of sugar, use honey or an artificial sweetener.
  • Mash the kamangeg in order to easily incorporate the sugar.
  • Add powdered milk to make it creamy.
  • Use regular condensed milk to add sweetness and creaminess to this dish.

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Travel Chef (author) from Manila on May 03, 2020:

Hello Miebakagh,

Yes let me know what you think!

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on April 25, 2020:

Hi, travelchef. I will your recipe a try. Thanks.

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