What is Linut?


DSC03683What is Linut? I am sure theres still quite a number of Sarawakian out there who have never try or even heard of Linut before. Linut is a traditional food enjoyed by one of the ethnic group in Sarawak — The Melanau. Or in Brunei, they call it Ambuyat. Linut is made of the fresh sago flour, mixing with hot or boiling water and the texture… unique i would say.

DSC03685The texture is very gooey and sticky. How does it taste like? Its tasteless, so normally Linut will be served together with the belacan. Linut is mostly eaten with the wooden fork as shown.

How do i find it? I would say, most of the guy friends of mine don’t buy it. But for me, i eat for the memories. I like linut, mainly because i have wonderful memories eating Linut with my big bunch of friends last time when everyone is still carefree and happy. I remembered us, bunch of crazy girls gulping linut ferociously almost every week! Although now everyone went apart, we still have something common that pull us together, or isit the beer linut who made us hang out again!!! hehehe. My first bowl of Linut was introduced by a very cute friend of ours — we called her Genelal. In fact a lot of traditional ethnic food was introduced by her. Show you guys next time! 😀

DSC03718A bowl of tasteless Linut, they served it with their most impressive belacan/sambal. 

DSC03721You can eat it this way.. or you try my way!

DSC03723I always love to eat it with lotsa belacan midin. Hohoho!!!! Try my way! *slurps* 

DSC03712_p*thankiuk to my forever-awesome photographer* 

So where can you fulfill your linut cravings? Next post coming up!

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8 Comments on What is Linut?

  1. Poh Huai Bin
    July 15, 2014 at 6:49 am (4 years ago)

    Wow! I can’t imagine I’ll ever see linut again! 🙂

    I thought it’s already EXTINCT! The last time I had it was in Mukah and I had to specially order it coz the old lady says no one eats it anymore.

    That’s so sad coz it used to be a staple food for the Melanaus!

    Where in Brunei did you eat this at? I’ll love to eat it again.

    • Woon Yien
      July 15, 2014 at 10:14 am (4 years ago)

      hahahaha!!! Huai Bin! Miss it right!!!

      Might be extinct in west malaysia but u can always come back kch to eat nah!! Still lotsa place serving linut here~~~

      Theres one place in Brunei they serve good belacan and linut. Let me get back to u on the name. Need to dig dig dig my old pics. hehehe!

      • Poh Huai Bin
        July 18, 2014 at 5:47 am (4 years ago)

        I thought it was extinct in Kuching too! 🙂

        Haha! It was extinct even in Mukah, unless you know someone willing to cook it for you. Where do they serve linut in Kuching? I would love to come back sometime!

        • Woon Yien
          August 5, 2014 at 2:01 pm (4 years ago)

          Hohoho. Kuching have a lot of places serving Linut.. But the more authentic one will be at Matang — Barong Tinuk. U come first…!

  2. ahlost
    July 15, 2014 at 10:27 am (4 years ago)

    eeewl… don’t you think it looks like… erm… some liquid .. from.. some… part.. of .. the.. body? HAHAHAHa!!

    • Woon Yien
      July 15, 2014 at 10:33 am (4 years ago)

      Hahahaha!!! I remember the guys always say tat!! *horrorrr* Noooo!! don let me imagine……….

  3. Coffee Girl
    November 13, 2014 at 3:51 pm (4 years ago)

    So? so?? Where is this??? I wanna gooooo also!!!

    • Woon Yien
      November 25, 2014 at 2:29 pm (4 years ago)

      Its at Matang!! Last Time it was near the Astana area but now move jor. Jom we ajak Jacq pigi juga! hehehe


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