Thirsty Blogger (and toddy) on Nat Geo

Yea boy. American-produced TV drinking show CHUG was in Malaysia some time back to check out our local brew and drinking culture. The Thirsty Blogger was contacted to show ’em a thing or two about drinking, so i took them for toddy! Posted about it here.

Anyway, the show premiered in the US on Nat Geo recently, and the first show was on Malaysia. The series is hosted by established alco Zane Lamprey, who travels around the world drinking local style for CHUG.

Son of bitch has a great job.

There are some production shots here. Zane tried to teach me a game called The Good Burp. I was evidently unimpressed.

Monkeying around

Dont let the booze fall now

Not sure if will it air on Nat Geo here as well. Either way we had a good time drinking fresh, healthy coconut beverages!

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Thirsty Blogger on TV

Just for an episode tho, on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC!!

A travel program on food n drink, CHUG, was in Malaysia a coupla months back. I was contacted to show ’em some local brew. In this case, it was toddy.

It’s hosted by Zane Lamprey, an established drinker. I think he wants to be a celebrity drinker, like me.

Imposter!

I guess the diff is Zane has 141,000 likes on FB. (Probably all fakes.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAwLnZ5oDaY

The show is called CHUG (Country Hopping Ultimate Guide), and is due to air on some networks, n on DVD.

Toddy is basically weak-ass coconut sap beer. Its sweet-sour n fizzy, and is consumed almost as soon as it’s made. It’s a common drink in many tropical / island countries around d world.

Toddy bar, pre-action

Toddy bar, pre-action

The guys met up with me at a toddy joint in Banting, before we headed to d plantation where d hooch is produced.
Its quite easy how its made, basically requiring an ability to climb. The guy goes up there, trims d flower stems n bunches them together, so they drip into a pot.
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What? Gettin high on his own supply?

What? Gettin high on his own supply?

After a few hours, the sap becomes booze! It truly shocks me how quickly this particular strain of wild yeasts work. The yeast that i use to make cider (and most strains of yeasts) take weeks to do d job. Weeks. So the toddy ones are super-yeasts!
Fuckin cool mutants.
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Fella had a GoPro stuck to his head

Fella had a GoPro stuck to his head

 

Monkeying around

Monkeying around

Soundman lovin it

Soundman lovin it

Anyway, we head back to d toddy shack to drink away, as well as enjoy food like turkey rendang, wild boar curry, etc. Good stuff.
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XL dog

XL dawg

Zane all eager n shit

Zane all eager n shit

Here we go

Here we go

It was a blast, and everyone was pretty buzzed by the time the afternoon was over. Haha. Coz I also made them do the toddy-Guinness cocktail, while biting on exotic meats, like monitor lizard. Ambik.
This toddy joint was checked-out in detail on this about blog three years back, and is a cool place to hang.
 Note: This episode featured on Nat Geo in Nov 2014.
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Brain damage: 6.5/10
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Blog of The Year?

That’s right. COCKTALES has been nominated by JUICE mag for the above. Haha

The Best of 2011 thing is goin on right now.

You can vote (or not) for this blog here. Dont have to vote for every category there. That’s optional.

Bersih has also been nominated for sumtin – Most Up For it Crowd. Dam right! And u can also vote for KL Roadblock!

Do it.

It ends on Friday i think. Results in JUICE Dec issue.

Round 2?

Aint expecting anything, but of course winning it wd be a great reason for another party! And a bonus of a birthday present.

 

Brain damage: TBC

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