Tuak is a Sarawakian term for rice wine. In Sabah, it is called lihing. Rice wine is produced in all rice production countries such as Japan (sake), Korea (makgeolli), Thailand (Sato), China (mi jiu) and Philippines (tapuy).
In addition, rice wine has also been linked to better blood circulation and enhanced body metabolism. Citric and lactic acids in rice wine help with food digestion. When food is properly digested, nutrients are better sorted out and transferred to the right body organs.