Touring the Northern Coast by Bus: Follow Me to Taiwan｜TaiwanPlus
Hey boss, it’s been a while Hello I brought a friend to try some lotus tea and the jelly Lotus jelly Wow, this is amazing Sure, okay That’s right. Is this dried lotus, or? It’s dehydrated lotus That sounds much better Dried lotus Was this picked today? Yeah Place this on top then roll it over Just rub it Place it like this? Yeah... Just place it like this I’ll rub it on my own Are you sure? Yeah Betel nut Just kidding ...betel nut
Eat it directly It’s delicious Very delicious Is there anything to drink? Of course How do you do this This is just Squeezing the juice? There’s no juice squeezing You stew dehydrated lotus flower and the seedpod Just throw dehydrated ones in And cook it out then drink it? You can’t brew them It’s so cute, what’s its name It’s Hsiao-he, this one’s Siba Its name is Hsiao-he. It’s a Siberian Crane. Where is it now? It returned to Siberia Because of COVID-19? They’ll have to quarantine when they return Here’s tea, and there’s even jelly Jelly here Thank you This is lotus jelly All right, lotus jelly Let’s enjoy it over there Thanks boss Aren’t you gonna pay? Just kidding He said we’ll do it afterwards Abao Nice to meet you I want the secret version Do you mean our dual taro set menu? That’s right What kind of field is this? It’s a taro field Be careful when you step in It’s so soft that you’ll sink right in Why are the taro here so excellent? It’s because of the geographical environment Behind us is Yangmingshan Yangmingshan So the soil here is mineral rich There are lots more minerals here are lots of minerals from volcanic rock Then, there’s also the fact that We’re close to the ocean, right When the sea breeze comes in it carries salt into our fields So the crops we grow here Enjoy soil with higher salt content With more salt, water content decreases and that’s the secret of how our taro contains more starch then there’s also the lower water content Yeah...so there’s less water?
Does that make it saltier? No So it doesn’t taste like sea salt Yeah... Back to the old life there were fewer toys, entertainment, and fun things So, kids would jump over the rocks So people would jump around, not the stones Yeah, it’s the people Taro in preson. A good man He’s right behind you Boss... It’s been a while boss Hey boss Just the two of you today? Yeah just the two of us What would you like today? What’s seasonal and delicious? Our seasonal local delicacy is squid This one? Yes that’s right Also some line-caught fish from the sea We’ll have some line-caught sea fish today How do you cook the squid? We usually recommend a quick boil so you can really taste the squid how fresh and sweet it is Dip it in some five-flavor sauce and some wasabi for that extra kick You know your food The boss knows what’s up You have to go with the original flavor for fresh things So what do you recommend for customers say I’m a foreigner here for the first time What’s the best way to order? You guys reached an agreement in no time. You just say what you like and how you like it Is there anything else that’s special? Next, I’ll recommend the spiny sea snail Spiny sea snail? This is a deep sea snail The snail the snail has the meat is about as big as our fists This big That’s pretty big The amount of meat you get is about this much and we slice it up nicely Okay This type of snail meat is great for stir fry it has to be a simple stir fry without shacha sauce You have to keep the flavor light Right. or you’ll lose the gist of it because you can’t taste the snail’s sweetness So you just stir fry it without anything else Just a quick stir fry to give it some color so you just add some carrots mushrooms and some greens in the stir fry There aren’t any flavorings in the stir fry but it’s sweet and rich in umami We take it.
OK? That'a all we need Mine exploded with juice! Yours exploded with juice? That one you just had? M-my squid Holy crab You won’t trick me into swearing. Crab roe. Crab roe.
Hello Captain, can you show us This one Is this the stone? That explodes in the sea? It’s more of a raw material It creates acetaldehyde when I add water We’re actually lighting the acetaldehyde It’s highly flammable so a spark will ignite it You’re not a fisherman, you’re a scientist I majored in chemistry Oh really Yeah Okay How did I not know about this Why are you acting cute all of a sudden I guess we’re not that close Ok I get it This is kind of a performance piece Right? Yes that’s right Because in reality if we were to catch them the cost is simply not worth it that’s why So fishes show positive phototaxis they travel towards light So you can go ahead and It’s kind of like with bugs with bugs bugs, bugs So when you turn on the light don’t bugs react similarly Bug Bug I don’t know what this bug is Bug Yes, that’s right So you mentioned that simply adding water Right. By adding water to it. By adding water to it. How is that possible? How? With any kind of water? Yes, any kind of water Sea water? As long as there’s water It works because the substance is very active So if I had a lighter now Spit works too If you can pool enough saliva Oh you’re funny I’ll start by lighting just one Pick a small one the big ones are too expensive I’m afraid the big ones will have too much fire So I just add a bit of water here Just a little bit It’s smoking Igniting gases will result in fire Kind of like dry ice I thought it was gonna explode No, it won’t explode It’s not so... I had such high expectations before So you place this on the ocean No no, we have something for this There’s a battery pail Oh, the pail Right. So that holds our battery You see that metal pail? That’s a water bucket Water goes into the battery pail when you open it So then wouldn’t our entire pipeline risk causing a fire or something wouldn’t it be dangerous to be on the boat? Yeah, exactly The danger comes with our line of work Please show us again what we do on the boat Is this right? How do I light it, like this? Okay Excuse me When it’s time, they’ll yell to drop it The fishing net gets pulled over when you drop it Drop it It’s gone Over here, it’s here I always thought Taiwan was a treasure trove of diverse culture A small treasure island.
A big treasure island.