Videos tagged with "millet beer"
TONGBA - Cultural drink of Kirat people |Every people who visit Nepal must drink this| [00:57]
Short educational video of my friends from Thailand drinking, enjoying Tongba in Nepal. Tongba also call Chhaang or chang is a millet-based alcoholic beverage found in the far eastern mountainous region of Nepal and the neighboring Darjeeling and Sikkim. It is the traditional and indigenous drink of the various Kirat people such as limbu, newar, sherpa and rai community in Nepal. To Kirat people, Tongba is like what Sake is to Japanese, Vodka to Russians and Wine to French. Tongba is culturally and religiously important to Kirat people. Tongba can also be label as Gurkha drink or Gurkha beer as tongba is also favorite drink of KiratMagar, KiratGurung, KiratRai and Kirat Limbu, the four Kirat group who served in the British Army as the Gurkhas. Therefore this is warning to people that if you see a Gurkha drink tongba, it is better for you to run away as fast as you can. Tongba is usually drunk at room temperature in summer, but is often served piping hot in brass bowls or wooden mugs when the weather is cold. It is a tradition of KiratRai and KiratLimbu to brew and serve tongba to the guest. Today tongba is slowly becoming national drink of Nepal. Freshly home made, distill alcoholic drinks native to the Himalayas, drinking in moderate, tongba has health beneficial compared to western/foreign alcoholic drinks. Medicinal values: It is said to be the best remedy to ward off the severe cold of the mountains. It reputedly has many healing properties for conditions like common ...
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