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Where can I find SESAME BALLS in WLA?!

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Recently disappointed with the decline in quality of Dim Sum truck's sesame balls, I am on the hunt for another place that offers them, here in WEST L.A.

Any ideas / suggestions? Thanks, 'hounds.

~ Trav

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  1. Maybe try this place? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/728699

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Not on their menu, but they'd gladly sell you a mango pudding for $4

    2. if you can't find one in west l.a., take a short trip to the south bay, right off the 110 fwy and carson st. to Hong Kong Bakery. they have awesome sesame balls with a great bean filling. they some other dim sum-ish treats too.

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      1. re: sadiegirl

        Yeah, trying to find 'em on the WEST side. But thanks for the tip ;)

        1. re: sadiegirl

          Their chasu boas are great too. Stay away from the duck though! ew!

        2. Go to VIP Seafood on wilshire and Barrington. they serve dim sum everyday and have good sesame balls

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          1. re: jfdoug

            Didn't VIP go through a recent ownership/name change? Don't know how much anything else has changed though...

            If they turn out to not have what the OP wants, I think Sam Woo in Van Nuys offers it. On a typical day, it's probably about 15-20 minutes from the Westside.

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            Sam Woo Cafe
            727 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

            1. re: bulavinaka

              The Sam Woo one are good but different. They're minatures (like golf ball size). Don't get the ones next door at Ranch 99. They're horrible.

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              Sam Woo Cafe
              727 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

            2. re: jfdoug

              VIP has terrible dim sum. Everything is bland.

            3. First, find and capture a male sesame...

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              1. re: nosh

                HA HA HA!!! That's where I was going wrong! :)

              2. if you want good chinese and you live in West LA, first get on the 10 freeway....