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Chinese Laughing Balls
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Chinese deep-fried sesame balls (Chinese laughing balls)
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: egg
Servings: 40 Making 40 bite size sesame balls
Calories: 71 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 300 g cake flour , about 2.5 cups
  • 1.5 tsp. baking powder
  • a tiny pinch of salt
  • 150 g caster sugar , scant 3/4 cup
  • 50 ml water , warm water
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup white sesame seeds
  1. Shift flour, baking powder, salt and set aside. Then dissolve sugar in warm water and whisk egg.
  2. Then mix all the dry ingredients with sugar water, egg and oil. Knead into a soft dough. Then divide into 40 small portions and round each one into a small ball.
  3. Strain some water on surface and roll into sesame balls.
  4. Heat up oil to 160 degree C and dip the sesame balls in. Deep-fry for 4-5 minutes with medium to slow fire. Stir the balls at intervals so they can be evenly fried.
Recipe Notes

Those sesame balls can be kept in air-tight container up for 2 weeks.


The Nutrition Facts is based on each single ball.

Nutrition Facts
Chinese Laughing Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.