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Fried Glutinous Rice Balls with Sesame (炸枣 zhazao)

Updated: Apr 11, 2018 chinadaily.com.cn Print
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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.

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