Potato was introduced in Japan by Dutch traders and since then it has been extensively used in Japanese cuisine. There are two different words in Japanese to say potato: and .
ジャガイモ is commonly used when talking about the raw vegetable or when it's cooked in a Japanese or Asian way. It's believed the potato was originally brought from Jakarta to southern Japan (Kyushu) by Dutch traders.
|Meat and potato stew|
When the potato is cooked in a western way, the word ポテト is used instead. Some examples: