Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Toddy & Exotic Food
Around the time of my birthday in March, a couple of buddies and I we chatting about various drinks and how they are made and I made an off hand remark bout Toddy.
Toddy, or sometimes spelt Todi locally known as "Kallu", is a type of coconut wine. Yes yes it is classified as coconut wine not to be confused with Jamaican rum... some say that toddy should be branded and called Siva's Regal (not to be confused with the whiskey Chivas Regal) - "taste the same, high the same...but its not the same".
So we decided we should make an attempt to experience this and set aside April 16 as the target date. After we were talking about the The Star actually has a article on it and that spurred us on more ..Last Sunday a couple of the local Klang guys went on a rekkie trip to scout placed where they serve.
What we found was not a dingy joint but a local backyard gravel filled court yard concept with a few palm trees and tables with plastic chairs and umbrella that you can relax and chill.
Toddy is served served either as Padaneer (a sweet, non-alcoholic beverage derived from fresh sap) or kallu (a sour beverage made from fermented sap, but not as strong as wine). What is served in this joint is Kallu. Kallu is usually drunk soon after fermentation by the end of day, as it becomes more sour and acidic day by day. However, it may be refrigerated to extend its life.
We made a mistake in the concept of ordering is, we ordered a bucket of 2 bottles immediately with chilly and cut onions the idea would be to order 1 bottle at a time
Another plus point about this place is the availability of spicy food to compliment the drinking, exotic food form wild boar to iguana aka 'udumbu' to the usualy chicken mutton and surprisingly they actually have vegetarian dishes.
Come April 16, god willing we be making a trip and hope to write more about it