Toddy drinker

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March 3rd 2011
Published: March 21st 2011EDIT THIS ENTRY

When we crossed over to the many islands we came across Toddy taverns. This Toddy is made out of the Palmyra tree. It has a high content of alcohol, so I am told and also possess valuable medicinal values. For the latter reason it is consumed by all. Even the children are given a dose occasionally.

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Two pots connected for tapping Toddy

21st March 2011

Hey Laki, In Goa we consume toddy from the coconut tree only however there are no toddy taverns around where one can easily purchase it. So its nice to know that there taverns in SL. Did you have a taste? Just wondering if it has a similar taste to the coconut one...
25th March 2011

Hi Anushka, Yes, we do have Coconut toddy in the rest of the Island. Jaffna is an exception where they tap from the Palmyra. Certainly smells the same but didn’t taste

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