Type Pancake
Place of origin Japan
Main ingredients Potato flour
Cookbook: Munini-imo  Media: Munini-imo

Munini-imo (or muninimo, from Ainu munin ["fermented"] and Japanese imo ["potatoes"]) is a dish of the Ainu people of Northern Japan. It is a savory pancake made with potato flour.[1]

Potatoes are first fermented underground by the repeated freeze-thaw cycles, and then milled and dried. The flour is soaked in water in order to remove the bitter taste and then baked on a griddle like a thick pancake. The potato flour made with this process can be easily stored for at least twenty years. The munini-imo is very sticky like mochi.


  1. Sidney C. H. Cheung; Chee Beng Tan (22 June 2007). Food and Foodways in Asia: Resource, Tradition and Cooking. Psychology Press. pp. 136–. ISBN 978-0-415-39213-6. Retrieved 26 May 2012.

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