For lovers of novelty, Malaysia is a real paradise. Here you can find excellent beaches against the backdrop of virgin nature, and modern metropolises, and excellent conditions for diving, and the colorful charm of colorful eastern markets. For gourmets, Malaysian drinks and original dishes of its cuisine, in which all the best traditions of Southeast Asia are mixed, are of undoubted interest..
The country is predominantly Muslim, Malaysia restricts the import of alcohol into its territory by strict customs regulations. Each traveler is not entitled to transport more than a liter of spirits and a liter - liqueurs or wines, including dry ones. Any alcohol of Malaysia in reasonable quantities can be taken out of the country as a souvenir. The prices for alcoholic beverages in the country differ depending on the region. The cheapest alcohol in Langkawi, where a special economic zone has been created. Liter bottle «Martini» it sells there for $ 4-5, liqueur «Baileys» costs no more than $ 10 (mid-2014 prices). In Penang, everything is much more expensive and a can of beer can cost $ 5, and therefore in this resort people prefer to drink local coconut rum. It is low-alcoholic, 1.5 liters of it cost no more than $ 2, and natural ingredients help to endure the heat with great comfort.
National drink of Malaysia
Malaysians have long been making traditional alcohol that is definitely worth trying. The national drink of Malaysia is called Tuak, and its production has one characteristic feature. It consists in the artisanal or home-based manufacturing method. The main supplier of tuak to the local market is the natives and the agricultural population. The main types of drink:
- Palm tuak is a light drink made from palm juice, the strength of which does not exceed five degrees. It is prepared by leaving the juice containers in the heat for fermentation for a couple of days, after which the palm beer is considered ready. It is often distilled to produce «strong tuak», where you can «count» already at least 30% alcohol.
- Rice tuak is a drink made from glutinous varieties of rice, the strength of which is at least 12 degrees. It is often flavored with spices and spices..
Alcoholic drinks of Malaysia
Among other alcoholic beverages, wines produced in Australia are excellently sold in the country. Firstly, they have quite decent quality, and secondly, they have an attractive price. Alcoholic drinks in Malaysia, in addition to tuak, are represented by rice and traditional beer and numerous cocktails.