Crabs are available throughout the year, but autumn is the best season for crabs. As the old saying goes: "Autumn winds rise, crab feet itch; chrysanthemum blossom, hear the crabs come." Lake Yangcheng's hairy crabs are, of course, famous, but in recent years, Taiwan's aquaculture industry has also cultivated hiary crabs of excellent quality. Water quality is key to breeding hairy crabs.
Sanzhi is close to a mouth to the sea, and apart from abundant sunlight, it also has water and mountains, companions favoured by hairy crabs. There are four main points in selecting hairy crabs—green back, white stomach, yellow hair, golden feet. Green back refers to the back of the crab being gleaming green; white stomach refers to the shiny white on the crab's stomach; yellow hair refers to fine, fresh and yellow hair on the pincers; and golden clamps refer to a gold colour, like cut tobacco, on the tips of the feet. The best way to cook hairy crabs is plain steaming. Don't add any seasoning. Simply put a piece of fresh basil leaf on the crab's head, and it will remove the fishy smell. It can also kill bacteria and get rid of the cold elements. Crab meat is firm and juicy, crab roe is rich and sweet, and crab paste is dense and fine. Coupled with Shaoxing wine or ginger tea to warm th
What are the four gods of Chinese cuisine? No lavish shark's fin, ginseng, abalone or maw, but spring onion, ginger, garlic and chilli, which remove fishiness and enhance flavours for the main ingredients in sautéing, cooking, pan-frying and deep-frying. Come to think about it, Chinese cuisine wouldn't work without these "supporting characters" quietly helping out on the side.
Taiwan's second largest ethnic group, the Hakka, consists of over four million people. Have you ever been curious how their name came about? Apart from Taoyuan, Hsinchu and Miaoli areas in the north, there is also a Hakka settlement in Liudui, Pingtung in the south.
Ding-ding-dong! Ding-ding-dong! Happy new year and good fortune to all.
In the past year, the guides of "Welcome to Taiwan" took everyone all over Taiwan, accompanying you to many interesting and beautiful places.