Tainan Countryside Fun

Hello everyone. Welcome to Time for Taiwan. My name is Michella Jade Weng. The origin of more than 10,000 branches, this is Nankunshen Temple, one of the most symbolic places of coastal Tainan. In addition to coming to see the temple, visitors to these parts also come to experience the unique local fish and salt farm life.

Ever been mudskipper catching before? They're cute, amphibious and live happily in mud.

The sensation of mud squishing through my toes is not something I could have imagined. And it's not all that soft, but it's slippery, so if you're not careful...

I knew it.

That wasn't a fart, OK?

This one is big.

Mudskippers are supposed to be very good for you, and some people eat them with soup and ginger. But we're not having any today. Too cute. No way.

Michella Jade Weng, Host:
So it's lunch time and today we're making our own meal of chicken and eggs, Taiwanese sausages, sweet potatoes and corn by baking it in this mud oven.

Most kids love these lunches, especially because they can help out.

More than an hour later when the oven is nice and hot and red, in go the pots, sweet potatoes, corn and sausage. Then on goes the lid and then the eggs on top of that.

Another 45 minutes later, you remove the dirt that's been keeping in the heat and lunch is served!

How's the food, kids?
Tasty!

Ready for more fun? Late in the afternoon, Beimen's hundred-year-old salt pans are a good place to be, especially if you're looking for a nice sunset.

When you see the sun about to go beneath the horizon, you might want to get your camera ready. This is one of the must-shoot scenes for photographers in Taiwan. And even if you don't have lots of experience or a fancy camera, this is still one picture you won't want to miss. Catch the shot, and you'll remember it as the one place you'll wish to come to again.

台南鄉村體驗 抓彈塗魚
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大家好 歡迎收看Time for Taiwan 我是翁郁容。
全國香火鼎盛之一的廟宇,也是雲嘉南濱海地區的知名景點,這裡是南鯤鯓代天府。許多人來到這裡,除了拜拜或參觀以外,也會去體驗鄉村生活,包括曬鹽,還有抓彈塗魚。

彈塗魚,您抓過嗎?兩粒圓圓的眼睛長在頭頂上,挺可愛。老闆娘解釋,彈塗魚能夠適應半水半陸的環境,就像這邊魚塭裡的泥灘。

泥巴在腳趾頭間滑來滑去,這種觸感,平常真的無法想像。踩下去感覺得到阻力,但一個不小心,可是會滑倒哦。

我就知道

我們不是放屁喔

好大隻喔

彈塗魚是種補品,可以加點薑絲煮湯來喝。但今天我們不吃牠,因為太可愛了。

主持人 翁郁容:
到了吃飯時間了。今天的午餐,我們要動手,自己來做。我們要把雞肉,雞蛋,香腸,番薯,還有玉米放在控窯裡面烤。

七手八腳,大家一起來,農田控窯疊疊樂,小朋友最喜愛。

泥塊燒得火紅後,把鍋子,蕃薯,玉米,香腸放進去,蓋子擺好,接著把雞蛋放上去烤。

45分鐘後,把土撥開,中餐就可以上桌囉!

小朋友 好不好吃?
好吃

肚子填飽了,下午可以到北門將近100年前開曬的鹽田走走,等夕陽。

看到夕陽,就可以準備好相機。這裡的晚霞,是幾乎所有攝影愛好者必拍的景色。就算沒什麼技術,拿傻瓜,拿手機,拿拋棄式相機,隨便按,隨便都漂亮。