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Jan 3, 2008 11:17 AM

Sesame Balls

So about 15 years ago and for many years before that I remember going to Kim's Oriental Grocery in St. Paul. South of 94 on Lexington I believe. On Sundays they had Sesame Balls with a mung bean and coconut mixture in them. They were awesome. When they stopped having them we were told it was a grandma who made them and she had gotten too old to continue. It is the only place I've had them in the Twin Cities but I thought someone might be able to provide some insight to where I could find them elsewhere. Bonus points if they don't turn a brown paper bag into a see-thru bag (greasy!)

Also does anyone know where these are from? Vietnamese? the ones from Chinese places usually have red bean paste, while good, aren't what I'm looking for.


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  1. I've seen them at various Southeast Asian grocery stores in St Paul - Double Dragon Foods off Rice and Roselawn (?) has them pretty regularly. I also have seen them at the Shuang Hur grocery store on University Avenue on weekend. Try also the Foodsmart store right on University and Dale - I thought I saw them sold fresh and the customers were putting them into the brown paper bag that you are referring to.