Sesame Balls (Jin Deui)

  • Jin deui sesame ball

Name: Sesame Balls

Mandarin: ma tuan / zi ma ciu

Cantonese: jin deui

Main Ingredients: 

Skin: glutinous rice flour, wheat starch/flour, water, white and or black sesame seed

Filling: sesame paste, red bean paste or lotus seed paste; or sometimes it can be empty (no filling)

Key taste points:

This small sweet ball should be golden and crunchy on the outside but chewy and sweet on the inside. This dish is a very traditional Chinese dish and can be dated back to the Tang dynasty, which means it first appeared more than 1000 years ago?!

Cooking method: deep fried