Fried Glutinous Rice Balls with Sesame (炸枣 zhazao). [Photo/dfic.cn]
Fried glutinous rice balls with sesame, or known as zhazao in Fujian province and matuan for the regions south of the Yangtze River, is a delicious snack in Xiamen.
The delicacy is made by local glutinous rice and polished round-grained rice and its fillings can be various, including peanut, pea, sesame, bamboo shoot, and even meat.
Put the stuffed rice flour dough in boiling oil and then sprinkle a layer of sesame to the well-done rice balls. Take a bite of the steaming rice balls, and its sweet and glutinous feel in your mouth will take you to heaven.