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Jala (kuih)

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Kuih jala gulung (left) with Kuih goyang (right).
TypeSnack (Kuih)
Place of originMalaysia, Brunei
Region or stateSabah, Sarawak
Created byBruneian, Iban, Bajau and Kadazan-Dusun
Main ingredientsRice flour, cooking oil, palm sugar

Jala is a traditional kuih from Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysia and Brunei.[1][2][3] In Sarawak, it is known as the traditional snack called the "sarang semut" (ant nest) for the Iban people.[4] It is very different from the roti jala in Peninsular Malaysia.


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  2. ^ "Sabah Food and Ethnic Handicraft Carnival launched". Borneo Post Online. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. ^ Ak. Jefferi Pg. Durahman (27 October 2014). "Kekalkan Warisan Kuih Tradisi Brunei" (in Malay). Pelita Brunei. Archived from the original on 17 November 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Dapur Ratu: Kuih jala" (in Malay). Berita Harian. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2013.