Sunday Snapshot: Shrimp Fishing [New Taipei City, Taiwan]

If you’re a fan of Anthony Bourdain’s “The Layover”, this picture may remind you of his Taipei episode. Urban shrimp fishing (or shrimping) is a well known past time here in Taiwan. For a small hourly fee (roughly $10 USD) you are given a fishing pole, a tray and unlimited bait. Once your time is up, you can take your catch over to the on-site ovens to clean, skewer, and cook. Then relax with a Taiwan beer and enjoy your hard earned dinner.

The experience of sitting indoors around a murky pool trying to catch your dinner can seem a bit odd (especially if you have zero fishing experience like me) but if you’re looking for an activity that’s uniquely Taiwanese, this is it.

Shrimp Fishing

For more information:

Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover

http://www.travelchannel.com/tv-shows/the-layover/travel-guides/48-hours-in-taipei

Los Angeles Times

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/01/world/la-fg-taiwan-shrimp-20121001

BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-20181132

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