Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Sesame Rice Balls in Sweet Soup Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4-6

5 cups

220 g


Filling ingredients

30 g

30 g

2 1/2 tablespoons


Skin ingredients

150 g

120 ml





Black sesame seeds

Pork fat (finely chopped)

Castor sugar



Glutinous rice


Method :
  • To prepare filling :

  • Dry fry sesame seeds in a clean pan over low heat till fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  • Grind sesame seeds to a fine powder.

  • Mix together the ground sesame seeds, pork fat and sugar till smooth.

  • Chill well in refrigerator till solid, about 30 minutes.

  • Cut into 20 pieces.

  • To prepare skin :

  • Mix together the ingredients. Knead into a small dough, then divide into 20 equal pieces.

  • Shape each piece of dough into a ball.

  • Flatten each and put 1 piece of filling in the centre.

  • Gather up the edges and seal. Roll into smooth ball again.

  • Bring water to the boil. Stir in sugar till dissolved.

  • Add sesame rice balls and cook 5 minutes till they rise to the surface.

  • Dish up syrup and balls into individual bowls.

  • Serve hot.

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