It’s Oooooohaa time, coz there’s an event this Saturday organized by Sarawakians in KL. It’s a tuak appreciation one. How damn cool.
I absolutely love drinking with Sarawakians. They know how to party. And are the best hosts I’ve ever met anywhere in the world.
I also spent four years of my pre-drinking life in Kuching.
I’m a judge in the Tuak of The Year competition. Haha! I have no idea how many entries there are, maybe dozens. So long as its not mixed with langkau like my 2009 music festival vacation in Sarawak, i should be fine.
But then i’ve been well-trained many times in the deep depths of Borneo, esp during my travel-writing years. Had to ngirop servings of tuak as i walk through longhouses, one shot at each family’s door. Cool thing is they all taste different.
Tuak is a really nice drink by any standards. Personally i prefer the sweet variety, as well as ginger tuak, and of course, the aged ones. Goes down smooth n easy. The extra dry ones? A lil hard to drink.
Anyway, no need to go to Sarawak to try the various blends and vintages, coz it’s come here!
Kicks-off at 6.30pm at a joint called Seduction on P Ramlee, KL, behind the dodgy Beach Club. Go on time if u wanna have samples. No entry fee, unless you wanna enter the tuak of the year shit. Submissions are still possible until the event, right until 7pm on Saturday.
Gosh. I’m screwed.
There’s a blowpipe challenge in da mix. I shd try dat coz i got skills. Maybe less skills when sengeted.
Speak about tuak, here is a link from Wine-searcher.com’s Facebook page which featured a photo on wines from Borneo: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152133480050538&set=a.208578845537.262425.136561095537&type=1&theater