I love drinking ‘legen’ (Javanese) or ‘air nira’ (Indonesianese), ‘palm water’, the sap of palmyra palm (Borassus flabellifer), especially in javanese traditional style: served in a bamboo tubes that sealed with the shredded coconut leaves. The sap is extracted and collected by a tapper by cutting the flower of the palm tree. A container (e.g. bamboo tube) is fastened to the flower stump to collect the sap. The liquid that initially collects naturally sweet and non-alcoholic before it is fermented.
in a bamboo tube
the dew cubes
Ken Sawitri (Indonesia)
Published for the 1st time in ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK/ David McMurray on August 15th, 2014
Selected by David McMurray