Finally- a copy of a Tapuy Cookbook (hot off the press!). Few months ago, I was asked to contribute a recipe for PhiliRice ( a government corporate entity under the Department of Agriculture established to help develop high-yielding and cost reducing technologies through research so farmers can produce enough rice for Filipinos)—and of course I excitedly said yes to the project. I am posting my recipe and some useful infos about the local rice wine to create awareness and help promote Tapuy — Congratulations to PhilRice !!! Tagay Pa !!!
Tapuy (rice wine) is a traditional alcoholic drink in the northern part of the Philippines for more than 200 years. It consumed during fiestas, weddings, harvesting ceremonies and other cultural celebrations.
Philippine rice wines vary in taste, aroma, color and keeping quality in the country side. Because of this, PhilRice created greatly improved tapuy with the sensory profile : clear full-bodied wine with luxurious alcoholic flavor, moderate sweetness, and lingering finish. It is 100% natural pure wine, with no preservatives and undiluted with water and 14% alcohol content.
Enjoy this traditional wine with ice, cocktail drink or served as straight, chilled or use it with cooking!
Food Notes :
1. Get a liempo with a nice layer of fat (Fat = Flavor)
2. Serve with hot rice — and a glass of chilled tapuy !
3. Source : PhilRice Tapuy Cookbook & Cocktails, A collection or recipes and cocktails featuring Philippine Rice Wine, Philippine Rice Research Institute Nueva Ecija, Philippines
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