Indonesia has a lot varieties of deliciously unique food and beverages to satisfy your taste buds without fail.
During my trip to Bogor, I tried one very unique delicious local beverage that made me bought and drank it three times in a day.
Curious what is that beverage? It’s Es Bir Kotjok. If you understand Indonesian language (Es is ice in English, Bir is Beer in English and Kotjok is shake in English), don’t ever think that I drink Es Bir Kotjok until I get drunk. No no no, even though the name of this drink is Bir (Beer in English), this Es Bir Kotjok contains 0% alcohol.
Seriously 0% alcohol? Yes, of course. This Es Bir Kotjok is made from Ginger, Cinnamon and Palm Sugar. Actually based on the ingredients, this beverage is considered as a healthy beverage.
What is so special about this beverage that makes me drink this three times in a day? In that time, the weather was very hot. After I drank Es Bir Kotjok, I felt my body refresh (from the ice) and warm (from Ginger) at the same time.
The way that the seller make this Es Bir Kotjok is also unique and I have never seen this before. The seller mix this Bir ingredients with ice and shake it in a unique way. You may see below video to understand more.
Es Bir Kotjok is very tasty and addictive (in the positive meaning).
Be sure to try Es Bir Kotjok when you visit Bogor.