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My friend brought me home some snacks from the asian or middle eastern market. They were these sweet fried dough things with sesame seeds on the outside. I think they might have been made with mung bean flour or something? You know, like in Thai restaurants they have this weird sweet gooey dough stuff.<br><br><br><br>
Does anyone know what I am talking about?<br><br><br><br>
They were super tasty and would like to at least know a name of them.
 

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Beware of unusual snacks with no ingredients lists. I once got a bag of crispy snacks that appeared to be just rice crackers... turned out some of them were fish crackers. :p
 

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i think i know what you're talking about thalia! sesame paste ball type things.. ? or maybe lychee?<br><br><br><br>
i'm sorry, i don't know the name of them though.. it could just be a sesame paste bun, or mung bean paste bun, or which ever flavor of paste bun..
 

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or maybe this kinda thing...?<br><br><br><br>
Jin Dui<br><br>
Chinese Red Bean-Filled Sesame Dumplings<br><br><br><br><br><br>
6 oz sweet potatoes<br><br><br><br>
10 oz red bean paste<br><br><br><br>
1 1/2 cups glutinous rice flour<br><br><br><br>
1/3 cup flour<br><br><br><br>
2/3 cup sesame seeds<br><br><br><br>
2 tablespoons sugar<br><br><br><br>
1/2 cup hot water<br><br>
Peel the sweet potatoes and boil them till tender, then mash them.<br><br><br><br>
Sift the glutinous rice flour and flour together then blend together with the sugar and mashed sweet potato.<br><br><br><br>
Knead the mixture well and sprinkle in the hot water.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Knead the dough into small balls and then roll each ball into a flat round shape.<br><br><br><br>
Spoon some red bean paste into each as stuffing and shape into balls around the filling.<br><br><br><br>
Brush the balls with cold water, then coat thoroughly with sesame seeds.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Deep fry on a low heat until the balls are golden and swollen. Drain and serve.
 

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>>>snip snip<<<<br><br>
Jing Dui Recipe<br><br>
>>>snip snip<<<<br><br><br><br>
Thanks - I am going to have to try this one!
 

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Yep, that is the description of "Jian Dui" alright! I believe most are vegan although I believe in the olden days, lard was used in the mung bean paste. But now, they use vegetable oil. So no worries! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
You should try the one with peanut paste; it's to die for!
 

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yeah, we get those glutinous rice balls stuffed with red bean paste and deepfried in a coating of sesame seeds at our fave buddhist veg' restaurant. mmmmmmmm.
 

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Wow, I'll try that. I don't think these had any paste inside, but I trust that it will be good. Something about the rice flavor that tastes so different from usual pastries.
 
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