Shrimping ‘the activity or occupation of fishing for shrimps’ and favourite past time for the young and old in Taiwan. We decided to make like locals on our first night in Taipei (after a huge feed at the modern toilet cafe) and try our hand at this fishing frenzy.
When we were staying in Taipei we stayed in the Wanhua district in Meander hostel (would recommend), so shrimping places aren’t the easiest to come by. I’d read ‘Willflyforfood’ blog (the best travel blog I’ve found) which recommended Urban Shrimping in Shilin district and was dying to try it, however it was a bit of a trek on our first night in Taipei. Instead we went for the more rustic and local ‘prawn shrimp fishing’. I’d be warned in advance about the murky water and reassured it was clean (apparently darker water is better to catch shrimps, the lights dazzle and scare them). We each got a rod, bait, basket and were given an hour to catch as many shrimp as possible.