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.


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.’

Travel-in-Taiwan_Food-Journey, Clam Farming in Tainan

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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