January 2022

Get to Know The Type of Typical Indonesian Alcohol – Alcohol drinks are not only made from abroad, but only outside people can enjoy it, but also in our own country, Indonesia. It turned out that Indonesia also had several types of typical alcohol drinks.

Some types of traditional alcoholic beverages from Indonesia are tuak from Toba and Tapanuli, Tuak Nifaro from Nias, Lapen from Yogyakarta, Arak from Bali, Ballo from Makassar, Sopi from Maluku and NTT, and liquor stamp Mouse from Manado and Minahasa. The following reviews of a number of traditional liquor in Indonesia, which are summarized from various sources:

Tuak from Toba and Tapanuli

1. Tuak from Toba and Tapanuli

Tuak is an alcoholic drink that is often found in North Sumatra, especially Toba and Tapanuli. Local people usually require these drinks at every traditional Batak event, family events, and sold in Batak people’s warungs. Tuak is lafermeauxcactus also used as a banquet to guests in Toba and Tapanuli.

The process of making tuak comes from the trees of Enau and coconut which is taken by water, then fermented until it turns white with a distinctive smell. Tuak alcohol levels, according to research experts, are not as strong as beer and wine, so that if consumed in sufficient quantities will provide a calming effect of the central nerves. But if it is excessive, this liquor can cause drunk and result in loss of self-control.

2. Tuaknifaro from Nias

Tuo nifaro or tuak nias is a product of fermented water fermentation and aren which is then refined process to obtain 100 percent alcohol levels. A difficult and old manufacturing process makes Tuak Nias more rarely produced, even in his home region. Only the elders still make it, because they need patience.

Of the 20 liters of raw, it will only produce about 4 to 5 bottles of tuak flute. The quality of Tuak Nias is determined based on the class, the first class is with almost 100 percent pure alcohol content. Tuak Nias first class is rarely sold, otherwise someone who buys not to drink, but is used as a gout, gout and joint pain. Its use is sufficiently applied to the sick part, besides that Tuak Nias is also believed to be able to treat diabetes and strokes.

While for those taken, usually the third class Nias tuak. But rarely someone dares to take it directly because it must be mixed with water or tuak that has not been distilled. Usually one bottle of tuak nias is mixed with 5 raw teapots. The difficulty level of making, making Tuak Nias prices is quite expensive, the bottle is valued at Rp 200 thousand for the third grade, and Rp. 400 thousand for first class.

3. Lapen from Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta also has alcoholic liquor, Lapen is called. Not just any name, Lapen itself stands for directly dizzy. Lapen itself is a liquor that is the way to make a dioplos, with the main ingredients of alcohol and water and other ingredients such as herbal medicine and milk, or anything as long as the mixture can make a quick drunk or direct dizziness. Even though the price is populist, only five thousand in plastic packaging, sipping Lapen is very dangerous until it can cause death. Every year it is reported to dozens of people killed because of being determined to drink lapens.

4. Ballo from Jeneponto, South Sulawesi

Ballo drinks are commonly presented during the residents’ celebration, usually residents gather behind the house of the owner of the celebration while cooking dishes accompanied by a ballo drink. In Jeneponto, Ballo was quite easy to find, because many people made Ballo as the main income in the area.

Ballo is an alcoholic drink type of Tuak originating from the Bugis area, Makassar. Made from the fermentation of water, Enau, Nipah and Lontar. The local community usually collects the nira water and is accommodated into the container, then harbored the container in the ground for several days to make a ballo. Ballo is used by residents to eliminate cold sense, besides drinking a reasonable amount of ballo trusted by local communities can increase endurance.

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