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.
Nyok is from Arenga Pinnata or ‘ijuk’ palm in the Padawan area. Most villages we have trekked into would chop down the whole tree in order to tap from the tree trunk while Kampung Kiding (Padawan) taps from the cut stem of the maturing inflorescence (cluster of flowers) which is more sensible and sustainable way. Check out our post on Nyok / Ijuk Of Kampung Kiding here.