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Suka Basi (Special Ilocano Vinegar)
Sold in 350 ml Bottles
Suka Basi is a specialty vinegar made from sugar cane wine known as Basi. Sugarcane juice, flavored with the bark of the Samak tree, is fermented in burnay jars sealed with banana leaves to make Basi. Added oxidation turns the wine into vinegar. This special vinegar is used similarly to Balsamic vinegar and can be boiled to make a nice glaze. It is said to have medicinal properties and is used to cure a cough or in a sponge bath to relieve fever.