[New Taipei City News]
The weather is getting cooler. After typhoons, the wind blowing in the fishing ground in northwestern Taiwan has gradually turned into the cooler northeast wind. This is the time for three-spot crabs to appear. Crab roe and meat are mellow at the time of the year. Fisheries and Fishing Port Affairs Management Office, New Taipei City Government indicated that Wanli crabs that come ashore during the northeast monsoon season are of good quality and cheap. You can purchase fresh live crabs at the stands of fish markets in Guihou, Fuji and Yehliu. You are welcome to visit Taiwan’s North Coast during National Day holidays to enjoy fresh and delicious Wanli crabs.
Northeast Wind Brings Wanli Crabs—My Turn to Come on Stage
Flower crabs, three-spot crabs, and swimming crabs, the three kinds of Wanli crabs, have water temperatures or trends that they prefer. Among which, flower crabs can be spotted all year round. They are large in size, and they sell good prices. Additionally, they look appealing to gourmands. However, during deep autumn in October when the northeast wind is blowing, fishermen mostly catch three-spot crabs with crab traps instead of flower crabs. Mr. Liang-Cheng Wu, an experienced crab catching boat owner, pointed out that strong northeast winds prevent fishermen from going to sea to catch crabs. Therefore, all crab catching fishermen in the North Coast would watch marine forecast. When northeast winds weaken to the degree for them to go fishing on the sea, they would go for Wanli crabs. To fishermen, northeast winds imply that Wanli crabs have arrived.
Enjoy Most Beautiful Season and Delicacies in North Coast During National Day Holidays
Li-Zhen Zhang, Director-general of Fisheries and Fishing Port Affairs Management Office, New Taipei City Government, stated that autumn is the best season to visit the North Coast and savor local catch. In crisp and refreshing autumn, it is the best time to enjoy ocean views. Restaurants in Guihou area have served tourists for many years, so they have experienced chefs, and they emphasize fresh seafood without too much seasoning. They chiefly provide steamed and stir-fried dishes or dishes cooked in the clay pot. Fuji Fishing Port mostly offer garlic-flavored and deep-fried dishes, seafood thick soup, and other appetizers. Additionally, Yehliu Holiday Live Crab Market run by the Wanli crab production and marketing group steams freshly-caught Wanli crabs by crab catching boats for tourists. They definitely stress the freshness of their seafood. It is the right time to travel to the North Coast to enjoy the most delicious Wanli crabs and beautiful coastal views. You are welcome to visit the North Coast during National Day holidays.