Friday, April 14, 2006

Red Bean Paste Ball

These are my latest food obsession. It is a fried dough ball with red bean paste inside. According to what I’ve read they can usually be found at Chinese bakery. They are very popular around Chinese New Year.

Outside fried part is a very thin dough, nothing like the fried dough you would get at an American fair, although it is just as greasy. Inside is just at bit of bean paste considering the pastries size. The sweetness of the beans is very subtle, but the texture may be a bit odd if you are unfamiliar with Asian deserts. However if you can get past that you are in for a real treat.



At 8:52 PM, Blogger liits said...

The oriental equivalent of the owl pellet or fur ball perhaps?

At 12:16 PM, Blogger Hanuman1960 said...

I think it sounds yummy! :)

At 6:44 PM, Blogger The Persian said...

I would avoid drug testing after consuming that carbalicious ball. :)

At 11:38 PM, Blogger Scott E D said...

Thanks for the tip Jim.

At 11:30 AM, Blogger David said...

I enjoy them from time to time. They also make red bean paste ice cream in China Town.


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