Went out for dim sum at NBC Seafood ( 404 S. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park, (626) 282-2323) yesterday (Friday) with some buddies, and I was the lucky one who got to bring home the left overs. The Missus went wild (as in, she's still talking about them a day later) about one of the items, these black and white sesame balls that I usually think of as a dessert. They are made of that gelatinous chewy rice dough, covered in black and white sesame seeds, and filled, I think, with ground black sesame paste. The filling tastes sort of like tahini, sort of like peanut butter.
So, can anyone tell me what these delicious little items are actually called, and, more importantly, whether going out to dim sum is the only way to purchase them? Are there bakeries or other shops that carry these things where one can purchase them to take home?