My secret ingredient for this souffle egg white balls recipe is red bean paste. Red bean paste or 红豆沙 is widely used in Chinese cuisine and Japanese cuisine for many dessert dishes.
I must confess that I have never made these red bean paste souffle balls or 高力豆沙 at home. A classic Shanghainese dessert, I have had them at restaurants in Shanghai, Hong Kong, San Francisco, and most recently, in a private party at Mr. Chow Beverly Hills (I don’t think it’s on the regular menu). I simply love them but haven’t come across this highly addictive dessert anywhere else in SoCal. If you know of any restaurants that serve these, do let me know.
For the recipe, I actually stumbled upon it on a Chinese forum. I will have to warn you that they are not easy to make at home and do require an ice cream scoop for shaping as well as a deep fryer for frying. I didn’t use either so my souffle balls were flat.