Lihing (left) together with talak and sikat.
|Distributor||Borneo Trading Post, Lihing Nilyn|
|Country of origin||Malaysia|
|Region of origin||Sabah|
|Variants||hiing, kinarung, kinomol, kinopi, linahas, sagantang as well tapai|
Lihing is a type of Malaysian rice wine that originated from the state of Sabah. It was made from "pulut", a glutinous rice and is a traditional rice wine for the Kadazan-Dusun people. The rice wine is also referred as hiing (in certain Dusun dialects), kinarung, kinomol, kinopi, linahas, sagantang as well tapai. The other are different but all are made from rice-based drinks. Lihing is sold widely in Sabah including in some major hotels.
The wine is also usually used in the making of Tuaran mee, as well recently been used to make ice cream, and served during the Kaamatan festival.
Three different types of rice been used to produce lihing, talak and sikat.
Distillation equipment to produce the three different types of rice wine.
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