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  • Hi, I am Rian.

  • Hello, I am Carl.

  • Welcome to Hot English Classroom.

  • Carl, why are you holding a milkfish head?!

  • This isn't really a milkfish.

  • This is a cultural creative coin purse made by grandmas

  • in Xishu Community in Tainan's Southern District.

  • That is really unique, where did they come up with that idea?

  • Xishu Community in the Southern District borders Tainan's Golden Beach

  • and was once a fishing village.

  • The elders used their imagination

  • and turned the fishes they see on a daily basis into a product.

  • That is such a cute idea. It seems like a very interesting place.

  • Xishu Community has retained an old street,

  • old houses, and narrow alleyways.

  • Grandmas and grandpas will irregularly

  • come out to set up stalls for the market.

  • I heard there are unique art installations and murals.

  • It is perfect for bringing the whole family along.

  • That's right! Tainan's Southern District has a quaint lifestyle,

  • it's suitable for taking a stroll.

  • Are there any more special places in the Southern District?

  • If you're bringing children, you can go check out Yancheng Library.

  • What's so special about a library?

  • Also aren't you afraid kids will be too loud in a library?

  • Yancheng Library was built in 2015.

  • The entire structural and interior design is very special.

  • It was designed with children in mind and their literary needs.

  • It's most suitable for children.

  • That kind of library would definitely help children

  • happily establish a reading habit.

  • That's right! Adults and children can relax and read books there.

  • It really is a very special library.

  • That's awesome! I'm so envious of the local residents.

  • You'll definitely enjoy it. Let's review today's vocabulary.

  • Let's review together!

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  • I've got them all remembered.

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  • 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 choosethis 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.

  • Umit'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.

  • But this latte, it tastes just a little bit salty.

  • Somehow, it's so amazing that

  • a little bit salt makes this coffee taste not bitter.

  • And there is one more thing.

  • Because the Nigari-salt is added into it,

  • the latte has some minor minerals,

  • (makes it) more healthier.

  • A tour to the salt mountain is not complete

  • without a salty popsicle.

  • As you can see, there are some nuts on top of it.

  • As you can see these yellow dots, that is the salted yolk.

  • So, it is a salty ice-pop.

  • This one is also nice, I love it.

  • As you come to the salt mountain, of course

  • you have to climb the salt mountain.

  • Let's get to the summit!

  • Don't underestimate this Salt Mountain, it worth NT 140 million dollars.

  • Right now, I'm going to take a challenge. I can do it!

  • The view from the top of the salt mountain is great.

  • It's worth it.

  • I'm at top of the Mountain.

  • Easy, it's a piece of cake for me.

  • It is almost the end of the day, and it was a blast day.

  • We took on a boat to see the beautiful lagoon.

  • We went to the Salt Mountain to do a lot of activities.

  • We ate a lot of fresh seafood.

  • Next time if you come to Tainan, don't miss this place.

  • The grand finale activity in Sigang's incense event

Hi, I am Rian.

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