Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rice Balls with Black Sesame Filling

The first Chinese New Year that I spent in Taiwan, the head of our English department gifted each of the new professors in his department with a bowl of rice balls with black sesame filling inside. I loved them! I still had not identified the substance in the middle, nor did I realize it was related to my favorite breakfast food, but I knew it felt familiar and was a comfort food. It tasted and smelled like childhood and being safe and loved.

I have never made these, but this is a great video about how to make them. Someday, I will give it a try.


  1. I would love to try these rice balls.

  2. I am sure you would enjoy them, Julia. Let me know if you decide to try making them.