|Ebiimo (shrimp-shaped taro)
Ebiimo is a type of yam that gets its name from its resemblance to shrimp, both in shape and the patterns on its skin. It is consumed in two parts: the large, round bulbous part and the stem known as "zuiki." The bulbous part is cooked using similar methods as regular yams but has a strong stickiness and is less likely to become mushy when boiled. Steaming it gives it a fluffy and slightly chewy texture. Ebiimo from Inui Farm gained popularity after being used in a high-end restaurant. These yams are grown using carefully selected fertilizers like cottonseed oil cake, resulting in a sweet and high-quality product that has gained a reputation for its consistent quality.