Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Sugarcane juice

Air tebu

Freshly pressed sugarcane juice (air tebu) is a favourite during the fasting month of Ramadan in Malaysia. Here are some shots at the roadside stall which we frequent.

Fresh sugarcane juice has a murky green colour. It must be consumed within a few hours after pressing. It cannot last long at room temperature or hot temperatures - it will start to ferment and become sour. Once soured, sugarcane juice is not drinkable - it smells stale  and has an off taste.