Travel in Taiwan — Food Journey

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Published, Taiwan, blog, travel, Photography | No Comments
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Steven Crook, Oscar Sun, Nickey Liu and myself were recently sent on assignment to a clam farm in Tainan. The weather forecast was for rain but we were blessed with beautiful sunshine all day.

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Clam Farming in Tainan, article by Steven Crook

The clam ponds and farmers were interesting and Oscar and I borrowed some waders and got into the ponds for photos while Steve and Nickey interviewed the third generation farmers from land. Travel in Taiwan -- ClamsFinally we were treated to a sumptuous seafood meal at A-food Alive Seafood Restaurant where the food, as Steve wrote, ‘exceeded our expectations of excellence.’

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Clam Farming in Tainan, article by Steven Crook

***Apologies to Oscar Sun, whose name was erroneously omitted from the credits. Travel in Taiwan -- ClamsOscar flashing in the pool.Travel in Taiwan -- ClamsWe were ferried into the middle of the pond on this PVC pipe boat. My first ride on one this form of transportation so ubiquitous in Taiwan.

Travel in Taiwan -- ClamsThe farmers dredged up the clams from the bottom of the pools and put them in these plastic buckets.Travel in Taiwan -- ClamsNext, the clams were separated by size.Travel in Taiwan -- ClamsThe smaller clams were thrown back into the pool to continue maturing.Travel in Taiwan -- Clams

 

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