Cher Tiu drinks local and she does so with her Bilyonaryo dad.
The daughter of Tagaytay Highlands co-founder Jerry Tiu announced on her Instagram her new fave cocktail: the Tapuey Sour at Toyo Eatery.
She loves how the posh restaurant of Chef Jordy Navarra ?is always so patriotic in what they do? that she ?brought her Filipino flag bag to dinner just to match.?
?Taste-wise, it?s similar to whiskey sour/bourbon sour but with more depth thanks to the tapuey (tapuy) which is a Filipino rice wine from the Ilocos province, and banana liquer.
The little alcohol tasting with dad continued after dinner when the father-and-daughter duo was offered tapuey on its own along with their Japanese sake.
Kampai! Or should we say, ?Tagay?”
So thanks to that Tapuey Sour (see previous post), I got really curious as to what tapuey tastes like on its own. Jordy and May were so kind to let me and my dad have a little tasting vis a vis Japanese sake post-dinner. (They're both rice wine after all, right?!??) So while sake is super polished, tapuey is a little more "crude"– mountain rice cooked, fermented & stored for 2-3 months. On its own, it has a slightly sweet finish, very close to sherry (even the color), and is a great digestif. Nothing like lambanog, don't worry. ? It was originally created by tribes in northern Luzon for rituals or special occasions. ??????