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  • Hi, I'm Grace.

  • I'm in the Ximei Community.

  • Let's go find what they have.

  • Today we have the director, Mr. Hu here.

  • Hi there Director.

  • Hi, Grace(Bei-an)

  • Welcome to Ximei Community.

  • Ximei Community is a very fun place.

  • Everyone can experience farm life here.

  • We also have DIY fried black sugar

  • and caozaiguo.

  • The Ximei Community neighbors the Shanhua Sugar Refinery.

  • The community events here

  • involves local businesses and specialties.

  • The events are open to people to experience.

  • As long as you can fill up a tour bus,

  • feel free to sign up!

  • The fried black sugar

  • is a traditional skill of our community.

  • How we make it here in Ximdi

  • is one portion of sugar cane syrup,

  • one portion of light brown sugar,

  • one portion of sugar cane juice,

  • and a little bit of edible lime powder

  • to get rid of impurities.

  • We have to keep stirring for about 30 minutes

  • until everything dries out to powder.

  • Sugar cane syrup is made from

  • boiling down extracted sugar cane juice.

  • There is a 90 percent chance of success by our method.

  • There is still a chance of failure,

  • especially if you're a novice.

  • For those more experienced, the chances of success are higher.

  • There is more than meets the eye

  • for this seemingly easy job.

  • You have to control the fire

  • and also adjust the stirring frequency.

  • Everything is all up to experience and skill.

  • Now we're frying the brown sugar,

  • and we have to wait about 10 minutes more.

  • After 10 minutes

  • Wow! So that's how brown sugar is made.

  • Let me try some!

  • You can taste the sugar smells good,

  • it's not too sweet,

  • but it has the smell of brown sugar.

  • In the rural countryside, people often add brown sugar to tapioca  

  • to beat the summer heat and cool themselves off.

  • It's also a natural healthy food.

  • It's the special drink in this community,

  • and it's very good for summer.

  • I can smell the scent of the sugar cane.

  • It tastes like brown sugar water.

  • After trying the delicious brown sugar,

  • next, come make caozaiguo with me !

  • We are going to make caozaiguio.

  • And this grass is Gnaphalium (Jersey cudweed),

  • and after they're made, they look like this.

  • Oh? Even the wrapping of the caozaiguo is handmade?

  • I have put some more back into it!

  • We've to push a lot to make it,

  • and it's like playing the clay.

  • Making this is not easy,

  • and this lady is more experienced.

  • Though I'm tired,

  • it's kind of fun.

  • It's almost done.

  • First, we have to put this powder on our hand.

  • And take this, and then put the fillings on it.

  • The ingredients are, some pork, and bamboo shoot,

  • some dried shrimp, and salted radish.

  • It's kind of difficult.

  • Wow! The stuffing looks delicious!

  • It's really interesting when everyone is making caozaiguo together.  

  • We finished in the blink of an eye.

  • The finished product still has to be steamed before we can eat it!

  • Now we are waiting for the water boiling.

  • and then we're going to steam them.

  • After 10 minutes,

  • it will be finished.

  • After 10 minutes

  • Now, caozaiguo is finished.

  • We can try it.

  • The exterior is very chewy, like mochi.

  • And the fillings inside,

  • you can taste the bamboo shoot.

  • It's very crispy,

  • and so it's the very good taste of the caozaiguo.

  • This is our Ximei Community's taiko drum team.  

  • Oh, they have some special show for us!

  • If you got the chance to Shanhua,

  • you can come to see those cute people!

  • If you want to experience Shanhua's farm life,

  • you definitely can't pass up visiting Shanhua's Niousyu.

  • Now we're in Niousyu cattle market in Shanhua.

  • People used to trade cattle before,

  • so the name has the Niou, meaning cattle.

  • It's still popular although the supermarket is spread.

  • You see a lot of people here.

  • The biggest difference is now here sells everything but cattle.

  • So let's go and see what's in here.

  • Go!

  • Auntie, can I have a bowl of beef soup?

  • (Do you want a small bowl?) Yes, a small one please.

  • Shanhua is famous for its raw beef,

  • you definitely can't miss it if you come to Niousyu.

  • In the Niousyu, you can eat the breakfast of Tainan people.

  • It's the beef soup.

  • You can taste the sweet of the beef in the soup.

  • So the soup is very rich.

  • The beef is tender.

  • So you can eat the beef with the ginger slice.

  • There are also different Taiwanese dishes here.

  • So you can come here to buy what you love.

  • It sells many kinds of herbs, like rosemary.

  • You can add it in your dishes.

  • You can smell the aroma of rosemary.

  • It also sells some seedlings, like onion.

  • And you can plant them in your own garden.

  • You can see the fish is so big!

  • It's different from other traditional market

  • that you can find some special cuisine here,

  • and some clothes, and everything.

  • This cattle market, Niousyu, only opens Nine days per month,

  • only when the date's last digits are 2, 5, and 8.

  • Like January 2nd, 5th, 8th, 12th, 15th, 18th,

  • and 22nd, 25th, and 28th.

  • So when you're in Shanhua,

  • you can come here , Niousyu, for eating and shopping.

  • And to the community to experience the local life.

Hi, I'm Grace.

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