...also known as Sesame Seed Balls. As I think I've said before, my judge and I graduated from the same law school. It turns out there are actually a few lawyers in Hawaii who also graduated from our school and today we had what could be loosely described as an "alumni lunch." There were 6 of us there and we went to Golden Palace for some Dim Sum. I have had dim sum before and generally I find it to be filling and well worth its inexpensive cost. I always walk away from Golden Palace full and satisfied.
Well today I was introduced to a new dim sum dish that I had never tried and was really surprised by. It is Sesame Seed Balls. Okay, in reality that's just what it looks like. It's actually called Jin Deui or Jian Dui and is a type of fried Chinese pastry made from glutinous rice flour. The pastry is coated with sesame seeds on the outside and is crisp and chewy. They are hollow balls of rice pastry filled with either coconut or sugar-enriched beans or other things. I know how it may sound, but these were pretty delicious. I was pleasantly surprised. Whenever I go for dim sum I still just point at the carts as they come by, but I will definitely point to this next time.