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.
Here is a List of Toddy Shops
Penang Island Toddy Shops
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 Toddy Drink?
Toddy or Palm Wine is an alcoholic drink. It has a characteristic flavor 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 is Toddy?
Toddy becomes “Jaggery” when the liquid evaporates. Jaggery is an unrefined sugar used in Indian snacks and sweets.
The Chinese community uses Toddy 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 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 Toddy, you need to tell the seller that you’re buying this for making 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.”