Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi there, it's me, Katie. Today I'm in Cigu, which is located at the most western part of Taiwan. It's a natural rich place, and it's famous known for its lagoon. And today, I'm going to show you some beautiful scenery first. Let's go check out with me. View of the Sea Tower, this is where I'm standing right now. We truly can see the ocean and lagoon from here. Here on the observation deck, you get to admire a panorama of the lagoon in Cigu and smell a strong seaside smell. They can help you relax. Cigu Lagoon is an exposed remaining of a shoal in the Old Taijiang Inner Sea. It's called “the inner sea” by local residents. Fishers raise oysters and catch fishes here, and this is why Cigu is famous for its seafood. It would be a pity if we just appreciate the lagoon standing on shore. Let's get on the boat and explore the special views of the lagoon! I just got a ticket to get on that boat to have a fun tour right here in Cigu. And this is a must do if you come here. So, let's get moving. A boat tour of the lagoon provides you a chance to enjoy the beauty of it. The introduction from tour guides can also helps you know Cigu better. Do you see that? The beautiful water, beautiful sky and beautiful weather we have today. We are so lucky to enjoy the beautiful scenery here. We just arrived here by boat, because here is a sandbank. Alright, just come with me and let's go inside and find what we can check out. This is Wangzailiao sandbar. Although there is a path leading people to here, there's no water nor electricity supply, and no one lives here. Walking along the path, you can see mangroves as well as the scenery of Taiwan Strait. Seriously, it was hot to stay in that sandbank. Right now, we're going to have some barbecue. Well, actually it is to grill some oysters, to taste some seafood. Taking a boat tour around the lagoon and having some grilled oysters are popular activities here in Cigu. There is a bustling community called “Longshan.” You can talk a walk in the community and get to know what it looks like to live in a fishing village. We're here having this barbecue, and look at this. Wow! It's food time. I'm gonna try this out, it looks so fresh. It really tastes good, so fresh and so yummy. I love it. Oh my God, look at this beautiful thing here. So big.Look at that. This is my thumb, and this is the oyster. Here is the normal one. Let's compare to it. Not only to take a tour on that boat but also have a chance to come here to taste these fresh oysters. I mean, look at those people, they're happy. This one is great. In recent years, many villages like here in Tainan are growing really fast. Some become the special communities just like here. And today we are just so lucky to have this chance to take a look around here. Are you ready? come with me Longshan Temple is the landmark of Longshan community. You can find many local cuisines and graffiti painted by local residents here. The best way to know about a place is to go through the street and even the alleys. You can get to know a place through your feelings, your eyes and even your interaction with people here. Do you see the walls behind me? Those are paintings made of oyster shells. It's really special. What did you see on those beautiful walls? I saw black-faced spoonbills, which is the most famous thing here, some oyster farm and some fishes. You know what? These are not just normal paintings, this is the story about the daily life here. Cigu is widely recognized for its seafood, and people come to the seafood vending street to buy some. I'm at the seafood street in Cigu. So many people come here to get seafood, because they can get the most fresh and best thing here. There are many local dishes and restaurants for you to enjoy. But don't misunderstand that you must take friends with you in order to enjoy the seafood. Here they also provide dishes for the tourist who comes here alone. It's food time again. This is the seafood congee. First we need to check what we have inside this bowl. Isn't the seafood congee impressive? It's made of local seafood ingredients in Cigu. Right now, I'm gonna choose… this one, the milkfish. It's fresh and springy. It's nice. The fish is really nice. Then, the soup. Wow, that is sweet and rich in flavor. You know what? It only costs you $70 dollars to have this bowl of seafood congee. So, I'm gonna give this a thumbs up. The seafood congee is really worth it. You can even feel the affection of the owner. In this store, the seafood congee is not the only thing you can eat. Look at these, and they still have a lot of seafood. Um… it's good. After finishing the delicious seafood, it's time for some exercise! Let's go to the Cigu Salt Mountain! I'm in the Salt Mountain at Cigu, I'm going to introduce you Miss Yang, the manger here. This is my first time to come here, so what is your suggestion to take a look around here? There are a lot of funs here at the salt mountain. We have many amusement rides here as well as local dishes. Let me show you around. The most popular sport among young tourists here is water golf. Okay, that sounds really good. Let's go! I know golf, but I don't know the golf that plays on water. Anyway, it's my turn to give it a try. Wish me good luck! Oh my God! I just miss it. Did you see that? Okay, give me one more time. Oh, I did it! Water golf is so much fun! You can hear tourists laughing as they play the golf. It's very suitable for friends to play together. In addition, there is this cute kiddy train. I've already jumped on this tiny little train, so right now, let's go on this tour to find out what we can see. The train makes a circle tour around the park, and you can enjoy the views of the park on it. Adults and kids are both suitable for the train tour! In addition, there is a shuttle bus to Taiwan Salt Museum. As you take the tourism train, you get to appreciate the scenery of both the park and Cigu area. You can make a tofu by yourself at Cigu Salt Mountain. To make tofu with nigari, first we need sugar-free soy milk and nigari tofu coagulant. As for tools, we need a tofu mold and three pots. Now we're ready to make tofu. First, heat 1000cc sugar-free soy milk with a double boiler until you see tofu skin on the surface . Add 6cc of nigari in another pot, so the soy bean milk and nigari ration is 1000:6. Next, pour the heated sugar-free soy bean milk to the pot with nigari, and mix them evenly. After this, pour the mixture into the tofu mold and cover it with a piece of cloth. Wait for 20 minutes and we're done! Look at this, the tofu that I just made, so beautiful. It's good, and nice. Really soft. In addition to tofu, we can also make douhua (tofu pudding)! This one is great, too. They put some black sugar and it tastes really sweet. It just like the normal tofu pudding, it's great. Nigari is a mineral solution made from concentrated sea water. It's a natural coagulant that can be used to make tofu and douhua. You can also add it into coffee. Well, let me tell you, everything here is salt added, so of course, this coffee as well.