Ambuyat

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Ambuyat
Ambuyat in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.jpg
Type Dish, Staple food
Place of origin Brunei
Region or state Brunei and (Sarawak, Labuan and Sabah in Malaysia)
Creator Bruneian Malay
Main ingredients Sago
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Ambuyat is a dish derived from the interior trunk of the sago palm. It is a starchy bland substance, similar to tapioca starch. Ambuyat is a national dish of Brunei,[1][2] and become a local delicacy in the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah and also the federal territory of Labuan where it is sometimes known as linut.

Ambuyat is eaten with a bamboo fork called a chandas, by rolling the starch around the prongs and then dipping it into a sauce, of which there are many varieties.

There is a similar dish in eastern Indonesia called papeda.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bahrum Ali (21 February 2009). "Fostering family ties with ambuyat feasts". The Brunei Times. Archived from the original on 5 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Jessica Tiah (8 January 2011). "Ambuyat - Our iconic heritage". The Brunei Times. Archived from the original on 5 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014.