‘Tuak’ (palm wine) is the Indonesian name for the fermented ‘nirah’ (alcoholic). But ‘nirah’ (properly spelled ‘nire’) is a delightful liquid that freshly tapped from lontar palm (Borassus flabellifer). It tastes slightly milky, sweet, and very filling, so it is called ‘nectar for humans’. It becomes the first nutrition for the newborn Rotinese (East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia) even before their mother’s breast milk. Nirah is the staple ‘food’ of many Rotinese even today. Even it hadn’t fermented (non-alcoholic), it has the power of the ambrosia that give such a ‘sentimental ecstasy‘.