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Sabah dish Linopot making waves in Klang Valley
Published on: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
By: Jessie Lee
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Sabah dish Linopot making waves in Klang Valley
Sabahan Cassandra Jalius in her kitchen. (Tinagaren Ramkumar @ FMT Lifestyle)
Kota Kinabalu: Linopot, the renowned Sabah leaf-wrapped rice served with an assortment of dishes, is now reportedly making waves in the Klang Valley.

Cassandra Jalius operates a home-based part-time business, delivering linopot to her customers' doorsteps around Kuala Lumpur, FMT Lifestyle reported. 

The Ranau native said her linopot is prepared the way it is done in Sabah, and she even imports some ingredients from the state to maintain authenticity. 

She uses hill rice to make linopot and her imported ingredients include wild spring onions, white pepper, salted fish and sweet potato shoots.

“During Covid-19, my sister and I missed eating linopot because we couldn't travel back to Sabah. We decided to cook it ourselves,” FMT Lifestyle reported her as saying.

“One day, we saw a Pasar Borneo opening in Cheras and wanted to participate. That’s when we decided to start our linopot business.”

Cassandra has now amassed over 2,000 followers on her social media accounts named "Camy Linopot".

She not only caters to Sabahans in the peninsula but also introduces this Sabahan delicacy to other Malaysians.

Linopot, affectionately known as “rice in a leaf,” is a traditional dish deeply rooted in the indigenous communities of Sabah, particularly the Kadazandusun and Murut.

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