Sesame Candy, Halawa Simsim
Sesame seed candy. Crunchy.

Written by Noela Mogga

Hi there. My name is Noela Mogga. I am a physician, mother, food blogger. I was born in South Sudan. I plan to showcase tasty South Sudan food recipes, traditional customs, and natural beauty regimens. When I am not busy practicing Anesthesiology in my adopted state of Texas, I can be found whipping delicious meals for my husband and children.

October 1, 2016

Sesame seed candy. Crunchy.

Sesame seed candy. Crunchy and sweet.

Sesame candy or halawa simsim

Sesame candy,  halawa simsim in Arabic, is a crunchy sweet dessert made from roasted sesame seeds in caramelized sugar. South Sudanese make this delicacy for events, feasts, and holidays. It is easily addictive.

Picture above are sesame seeds, one that is roasted and one that is raw.

Sesame seeds, left, roasted. Right, raw sesame seeds.



  1. Ahmed AlgharasI

    need your offer in cnf Aden…………….for Halawa Tahinea

    best regards

    Ahmed algharasi

    • Noela Mogga

      Dear Ahmed Algharasi
      Please explain your request. How may I help?