Sunday, December 2, 2007

Shrimp fishing

A few days ago, some friends and I decided to try the very Taiwanese sport of shrimp fishing. There are several places you can go shrimp fishing in Taichung, and we managed to find one only a few blocks from our apartment. They are open 24 hours, so we got some dinner after work one night, then stopped by the shrimp hall around midnight. You walk into an open room and find a couple of shallow pools that are stocked with the shrimp. Another pool contained crabs, but was a little more expensive so we just stuck to the former. You take a long pole and bait a couple hooks with chicken bits. After a few minutes you'll see the floater go under water, and if you pull the pole up with the right amount of speed and care, you'll have snagged a shrimp. After a couple hours of shrimping and drinking beer (fishing is fishing, right?) we had managed to catch about 15 shrimp. We then took them over to a grill, salted and skewered them, and let them cook for a few minutes. After writhing around for a while, they turned a nice pink and were ready to eat. We peeled them and dipped them into some soy sauce. Aside from the occasional brain juice or baby shrimp eggs, they were probably some of the best tasting shrimp I've ever eaten.


At December 3, 2007 at 10:59 AM , Blogger Naruwan said...

yuck, think of all those chemical residues in there!


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