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Palm Wine / Ijok Harvest in Borneo Rainforest Pub

Location : Kampung Gumbang, Bau District, Kuching Division, Sarawak, Malaysia.

After nyobang in Krokong its happy hour in the jungle at Gumbang for some bush tuak or palm wine but locally called Nyok. It’s always better and sweeter when tapped from the fallen trunk.

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Jungle pub

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Enjoying the wine

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Inflorescence

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Taking off the many layers of covering to prevent insects, rain water and wind from interfering a good harvest

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Filtration

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Skinning off the old layer with a knife to allow faster dripping

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Innovating a plastic funnel to allow the dripping juice to flow into a waiting bottle

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Bitter tree bark (kǔǔn) hammered once again and put back into the fermenting juice giving it a unique taste

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