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Kuih pinjaram
Alternative namesPenyaram (in certain dialects)
TypeSnack (kuih Dessert
Place of originBrunei, Malaysia
Region or stateSabah, Sarawak
Created byBajau and Bruneian Malay
Main ingredientsRice flour, corn flour, coconut milk, cooking oil

Pinjaram, also known as penyaram, kuih UFO [1] or kuih telinga tikus is a traditional kuih for the Bajau as well for the Bruneian Malay people[2] in Brunei[3] and in the state of Sabah in Malaysia.[4]


The pinjaram name comes from the name of the special snacks made from rice flour from South India, kuzhi paniyaram (குழி பணியாரம்).


  1. ^ "Pinjaram". Sabah Tourism Board Official Website. Archived from the original on 1 May 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Kebudayaan (Brunei)" (in Malay). Papar District Office. Archived from the original on 26 October 2004. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  3. ^ Abd. Latip Talib (2006). Beraraklah awan pilu (in Malay). Utusan Publications. pp. 127–. ISBN 978-967-61-1899-8. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Kuih Cincin and Kuih Pinjaram". New Sabah Times. Archived from the original on 31 March 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2013.