Himalayan Brew -- Chang, made from fermented millet, is the brew of choice in Sikkim. It's usually served in a wooden tumbler (a tomba) with a bamboo straw and should look like a small mountain of chestnut-colored caviar sprinkled with a few grains of rice. Believed to aid sleep, it supposedly never causes hangovers. Many Western travelers would disagree. The locals advise you to not gulp it but let it sit as long as possible in the tomba, thereby allowing it to get stronger.

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