Malaysians are known for their in-depth culture and tradition. You’ll also love their tourism spots and great infrastructure. Lots of foreigner visits this country just to experience this. It’s no secret that the Malaysians are strict about alcohol drinks, but there are lots of amazing healthy drinks you should try when you visit.
Palm wine is a popular local drink made and obtained from the blossom of the coconut, palm, or sugar-palm. The white liquid that initially collects tends to be very sweet and non-alcoholic before it is fermented. It is mostly enjoyed in various parts of Asia and Africa. Due to the income derived from the consumption of palm tree juice, it’s said to be worth more than the value of timber sold.
Nutmeg is a unique fruit that most people of the world would not associate with juice, due to its taste. The drink is packed with health benefits, which one of it is that it repellants of mosquitoes bites on the skin, especially for people who work at night. You can get nutmeg juices in local Penang wet markets and food courts. Nutmeg shouldn’t be taken more than twice in a week, any more than that can be bad and harmful for the body.
Teh Tarik tea is generally consumed in Malaysia. It’s a national drink made by mixing heaps of sweetened condensed milk. About 7 million kilograms of tea is produced annually in Malaysia. “Tarik” actually means “pulled” pouring the tea from one container to another. It is an incredible sight to watch someone pouring the steamy tea into another container while “pulling” the tea by lifting the containers away from each other without spilling a single drop.
If you love lemonade, you will love this drink. Limau Ais is a combination of just fresh lime juice, water, ice, and sugar syrup. It’s a perfect way to cool down on a hot day in Malaysia than with an iced lime juice drink. It has the taste of sweet and tangy. Limau Ais is one of the best things in Malaysia.
Leong Fun/Grass Jelly Drink
This drink is a dark drink and one of the coffee shops’ favorites. It’s a must-have when dealing with tropical heat. The drink is gotten from grass jelly and mixed with slightly sweetened iced water. It goes through the process of boiling slightly oxidized stems and leaves of a plant that is a member of the mint family, along with a coagulant, and then allowed to cool into a jelly form. It is slightly bitter and herbal, which is balanced by the sugary water.
Beer is mostly consumed and popular in most countries. In Malaysia, due to their healthy lifestyle, they don’t produce it with barley. Instead, Jaz beer is a pilsner-type rice beer. It is the first and only brand brewed in Malaysia. It is produced using rice rather than barley, blended with imported malt and hops, and German cultivated yeast. This beer is mostly advertised and consumed by the Indians and Chinese living in the country, but you too can join in the fun.