- Agricultural Products
- Aquatic Products
- Jiaoxi Townlan Mall
The cultivated area of Jiaoxi Township is approximately 3000 hectares and paddy fields take up about 1400 hectares. Jiaoxi Township became an area that is suitable for planting high quality rice under the planning of the Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station and produces excellent high quality rice; Jiaoxi Township is cold and rainy during winter, which impacts on the quantity and quality of the second crop, therefore high quality rice will be planted during the first period and green manure crops will be planted during the second period.
(I) Rice products include: 1. Hot spring rice 2. Hot spring fragrant rice 3. Organic rice
A cucurbitaceae plant native to India that is also known as Caigua in Taiwan and it has been widely grown in the East Asia region. Loofah contains Vitamin B that prevents skin aging and Vitamin C that whitens the skin; it is an exceptional beauty product that is able to protect the skin, eliminates plaques and grants you with whitened and delicate skin, therefore loofah juice is also widely known as the “beauty potion”.
Kumquat is also known as Chinese Orange; its fruit has an inverted oval shape and it is produced from an evergreen shrub with a trunk of approximately 10 feet. Kumquat is native to Oujiang County of Zhejiang Province with a production that accounts for more than 90% of the entire province; it mainly grows in location such as Jiaoxi Township, Yuanshan Township and Sanxing Township, and prefers a rainy environment that has good drainage system and is safe from sea breeze. The harvest time for kumquat is approximately between November and February, and its peak harvest period is between December and January.
白蝦 White Shrimp
1.Bred with pure seawater; seawater contains osmotic pressure, which contributes to the firmness of the shrimp meat.
2.Fed with the best forage under the best environment and are harvested at the most suitable time.
Milkfish is an important catch in the Southeast Asia; it is a warm water fish and it can be seen in subtropical and tropical waters. Not only does Taiwan breed this fish, Southeast Asian countries such as Philippines and Indonesia also breed Milkfish, and the cultivation technology for Milkfish in Taiwan was introduced by the Dutch through Indonesia. Milkfish is delicious and delicate, which makes it a very popular local fish delicacy in Southern Taiwan and its stomach contains even more phenomenal flavors; milkfish is usually pan-fried, boiled into fish porridge with soup or produced into fish meat balls; the many tiny fish bones is the only problem when enjoying milkfish.
All groupers including the red-spotted grouper, miniatus grouper, panther grouper and giant grouper are born as female and turn into male after maturity. Groupers require 10 years to mature; many young fish are caught before maturity thus the chances of successful reproduction have reduced drastically, which led to a major decrease in the fish quantity.
Mud Crabs are mainly distinguished between sexes; the male mud crab is commonly known as “vegetable mud crab” (shagong), and female mud crabs are divided into “virgin mud crab” and “mud crab” due to their differences before fertilization and after fertilization. As the name implies, “virgin mud crab” is referring to a female mud crab that has not mated and fertilized, and the unfertilized eggs on its stomach is called “crab butter”; female mud crab that has mated is commonly known as “mud crab”, and fertilized eggs on its stomach is what we called “crab roe”.
Apart from enjoying the hot spring and travel around when you come to Jiaoxi the hot spring town, you should also buy some of the specialties offered here; the Jiaoxi Townlan Hall that is established by the Jiaoxi Farmer’s Association and the local industry is the perfect destination for buying souvenirs and to understand and experience the local customs. Walk up to the second floor from the entrance and the local traditional bridal sedan chair and the ox-cart that is fully loaded with the “true love and auspicious fate” engagement gift boxes come into view, which is also a reminiscing spot that many people come and take photos together. To the right is the feature introduction for all over the province and the Jiaoxi hot spring; not only can you see the introduction for the six major industries of Jiaoxi Township, which are hot spring tomato, hot spring water spinach, hot spring loofah, hot spring water bamboo, hot spring rice and kumquat, but you can even understand the early farm life in the Lanyang region through the early traditional farm decorations and various folk customs. In addition, you can also purchase exquisite agricultural products on this floor including hot spring vegetable noodles, kumquat jelly and kumquat ox tongue-shaped biscuits.