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Where can I find SESAME BALLS in WLA?!

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WORX4FUDE Aug 26, 2010 05:19 PM

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

  1. ipsedixit Aug 26, 2010 05:23 PM

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

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      Chandavkl Sep 2, 2010 07:11 PM

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

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      sadiegirl Aug 26, 2010 09:24 PM

      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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        WORX4FUDE Aug 27, 2010 09:42 AM

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

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          mstinawu Aug 29, 2010 07:48 PM

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

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          jfdoug Aug 27, 2010 09:55 AM

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

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            bulavinaka Aug 27, 2010 10:27 AM

            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

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              Galen Aug 29, 2010 09:19 PM

              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

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              tonester Aug 29, 2010 07:13 PM

              VIP has terrible dim sum. Everything is bland.

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              nosh Sep 2, 2010 06:04 PM

              First, find and capture a male sesame...

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                WORX4FUDE Sep 29, 2010 04:26 PM

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

              2. echoparkdirt Sep 29, 2010 06:20 PM

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

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