TypeSugarcane wine
Country of origin Philippines
Region of originBatanes

Palek, also known as paleg or mineovaheng, is a traditional Filipino alcoholic drink from the Batanes Islands made from fermented sugarcane juice.[1][2] It is flavored with ebony bark (Diospyros ferrea), which turns the drink black.[3] It is traditionally served in a halved coconut shell and passed from one person to the next.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Sanchez, Priscilla C. (2008). Philippine Fermented Foods: Principles and Technology. UP Press. p. 124. ISBN 9789715425544.
  2. ^ Llanto, Jesus F. "Zero poverty in Batanes but..." ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Batanes delicacies". Glossary of Filipino Food. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  4. ^ Mata, Elvira (2008). Batanes, Philippines. Office of Northern Cultural Communities.