List Of Toddy Shops Kedai Tuak In Penang and Butterworth
The Toddy Palm Wine of Asia, Tuak, is a typical drink among Malaysia’s local Indian communities.
Toddy Shops or Toddy Bars (Kedai Tuak) are legalized Liquor Shop in Malaysia to prevent moonshine distillers from selling methanol-contaminated alcohol, which can have lethal consequences.
Tuak is an authentic local drink traditionally homemade palm wine produced using palm sap, yeast and sugar.
For just RM2 a glass, it’s worth a try but be warned that after a few drinks, you may find yourself walking unsteadily.
Here is a List of Toddy Shops in Penang State
Friendly warning! These are unusual times, so please check that venues remain open before going.
Penang Island Toddy Shops
There are four Kedai Tuak outlets on Penang island which are legacies from the colonial era.
The licence for the toddy sale is issued by the Customs Department. MBPP manages the service contracts by open tender.
Butterworth (Seberang Perai) Toddy Shops
1. Kedai Tuak Butterworth, JKR 86, Jalan Paul, Butterworth
2. Kedai Tuak Perai, JKR 175, Perai, Seberang Perai (Prai)
3. Kedai Tuak Kepala Batas, JKR 20, Jalan Kedah, Kepala Batas
4. Kedai Tuak Bukit Tengah, JKR S-7, Jalan Bukit Tengah, Bukit Mertajam
5. Kedai Tuak Nibong Tebal, Jalan Baru, Nibong Tebal
6. Kedai Tuak Sungai Bakap, J 16 Jalan Stesen, Sungai Bakap
7. Kedai Tuak Simpang Empat, Jalan Besar, Simpang Empat
What Is The Drink From A Toddy Shop?
Toddy or Palm Wine is an alcoholic drink. It has a characteristic flavour and contains alcohol.
Toddy is served at room temperature or chilled (in the fridge).
The fresh palm sap is a sweet, non-alcoholic beverage called Neera or Padaneer (Tamil).
Toddy is known as Tuak (Malay) or Kallu (Tamil). It is usually drunk after fermentation.
Generally, by the end of the day, it becomes stiff as wine.
It becomes more sour and acidic day by day and vinegar in taste.
Toddy has a short shelf life of about 24 hours. It may be refrigerated to extend its life.
Freshly harvested Palm Sap from the tree is tasty and has a sweet taste.
It does not contain alcohol.
What is Jaggery Toddy?
Toddy becomes “Jaggery” when the liquid evaporates.
Jaggery is an unrefined sugar used in Indian snacks and sweets.
The Chinese community uses Tuak from Toddy Shops to make steamed rice cakes!
The Chinese community has been using Toddy to make Chinese steamed rice flour cake or Toddy Huat Kueh.
- “Huat Kueh” in Hokkien
- “Fagao” (发糕) in Mandarin
- “Pak Tong Koh” in Cantonese
This Toddy Huat Kueh is an essential offertory item for the Chinese New Year 8th Day Hokkien New Year and the “Phai Thien Kong,” also known as the Jade Emperor.
This secret ingredient helps to make a good rice cake which “smile” when steamed.
Some call these sections “smiling,” or in Singapore or Malaysia, people will say “Huat” in Hokkien.
Huat means “to rise” or “to prosper.”
Finding a good recipe is iffy, as it all depends on the quality of the toddy.
Not many people would ‘dare’ to make this type of Toddy Huat Kueh for fear that it will not rice correctly, or the toddy may turn sour.
The texture of the Toddy Huat Kueh is springy due to the coconut toddy as a leavening agent on the rice flour.
Toddy Cooking Tip:
If you’re buying Tuak from the Toddy Shops, you need to tell the seller that you’re buying this for making Huat Kueh and not for drinking.
The fresh toddy must be refrigerated after you buy it.
Please do not leave it in your parked car as it will ferment and might “explode.”
Where To Find Toddy In A Cafe?
Narrow Marrow is a Cafe that everyone wanted to be a bar now known for its Tiramisus, Cheese Cakes, Coffee and Toddy.
Started in 2014 by Alvin and Jamie as a social hub for their creative friends in Town.
Narrow Marrow has a Toddy Tong 2 litres for sale. Please contact the cafe at the address below.
Narrow Marrow has a Toddy Tong 2 litres for sale.
312, Lebuh Pantai 10100 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Similar Places To Check For Tuak
1. Antarabangsa Enterprise
21, Lorong Stewart, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone: Not available
2. Nam Khung Co. Sdn. Bhd.
14, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10100 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4-262 9413
3. Kwongtuck Sundries & Liquors
90, Lebuh Campbell, 10100 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4-261 5258
4. Taichang Wine Merchant
446, Lebuh Chulia, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 12-440 6735
Source: The Star