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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby antarcticbeech » 18 Jun 2012, 17:36

I've always liked Turkey coffee.
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Living in Jiayi

Postby headhonchoII » 18 Jun 2012, 17:47

Muzha Man wrote:
headhonchoII wrote:
Muzha Man wrote:
headhonchoII wrote:You seen any turkeys in Taiwan?


Yes.

In an indication of the growing diversity of export opportunities in Taiwan, Rainbow Valley Turkeys from St Arnaud near Horsham Victoria have secured an important deal selling premium turkey eggs to a grower in the south-western Taiwanese city of Jiayi.

The eggs are then hatched and the turkeys bred for their succulent flesh, before arriving at dining tables in the form of signature Taiwanese dishes such as the local delicacy Jiayi ‘Turkey Meat Rice’.


http://www.austrade.gov.au/Aussie-expor ... fault.aspx


You really mean 'then mixed with bog standard chicken in many establishments before arriving on dinner tables'.

And the question was 'have you seen any turkeys in Taiwan'?
I have, but only in zoos.


I answered. Yes, I have seen turkeys on farms in Taiwan.


You mean tourist farms? I ain't never seen no goddang turkey round these ere parts.
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby Mucha Man » 18 Jun 2012, 18:25

headhonchoII wrote:
Muzha Man wrote:
headhonchoII wrote:
Muzha Man wrote:
headhonchoII wrote:You seen any turkeys in Taiwan?


Yes.

In an indication of the growing diversity of export opportunities in Taiwan, Rainbow Valley Turkeys from St Arnaud near Horsham Victoria have secured an important deal selling premium turkey eggs to a grower in the south-western Taiwanese city of Jiayi.

The eggs are then hatched and the turkeys bred for their succulent flesh, before arriving at dining tables in the form of signature Taiwanese dishes such as the local delicacy Jiayi ‘Turkey Meat Rice’.


http://www.austrade.gov.au/Aussie-expor ... fault.aspx


You really mean 'then mixed with bog standard chicken in many establishments before arriving on dinner tables'.

And the question was 'have you seen any turkeys in Taiwan'?
I have, but only in zoos.


I answered. Yes, I have seen turkeys on farms in Taiwan.


You mean tourist farms? I ain't never seen no goddang turkey round these ere parts.


One farmer told me they dress em up to look like chickens. :raspberry:
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby Mucha Man » 18 Jun 2012, 18:28

4000 MT a year according to the United States Department of Agriculture

http://www.indexmundi.com/agriculture/? ... production
“Everywhere else in the world is also really old” said Prof. Liu, a renowned historian at Beijing University. “We always learn that China has 5000 years of cultural heritage, and that therefore we are very special. It appears that other places also have some of this heritage stuff. And are also old. Like, really old.”

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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 18 Jun 2012, 21:13

Apparently most of the Turkey rice is actually chicken. I have to say, I'm surprisingly blasé about it if it's true. But it doesn't really look like Chicken...

I had no idea about the palace museum. That's awesome.

If you like Taiwanese literature, Jiayi is the hometown of Lai He, the father of modern Taiwanese literature. Lots of little stories and places can be traced through his works, which is pretty cool.
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby Deuce Dropper » 19 Jun 2012, 00:34

There is a great golf course there that no one ever plays at. No waits, no stares from the peanut gallery, just you, your pals and your cooler full of beer.
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby formosaobama » 19 Jun 2012, 08:49

Deuce Dropper wrote:There is a great golf course there that no one ever plays at. No waits, no stares from the peanut gallery, just you, your pals and your cooler full of beer.



Are you talking about the one in Fanlu township called (something) Palms? We passed by it and I was told former president LTH used to golf there. Said to be a Robert Trent Jones course. Membership well out of reach for honest working folks.
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby funkymonkey » 19 Jun 2012, 11:03

formosaobama wrote:
Deuce Dropper wrote:There is a great golf course there that no one ever plays at. No waits, no stares from the peanut gallery, just you, your pals and your cooler full of beer.



Are you talking about the one in Fanlu township called (something) Palms? We passed by it and I was told former president LTH used to golf there. Said to be a Robert Trent Jones course. Membership well out of reach for honest working folks.

No one plays there because no one can afford it.
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Re: Living in Jiayi

Postby PigBloodCake » 19 Jun 2012, 11:12

Muzha Man wrote:
headhonchoII wrote:
Muzha Man wrote:
headhonchoII wrote:You seen any turkeys in Taiwan?


Yes.

In an indication of the growing diversity of export opportunities in Taiwan, Rainbow Valley Turkeys from St Arnaud near Horsham Victoria have secured an important deal selling premium turkey eggs to a grower in the south-western Taiwanese city of Jiayi.

The eggs are then hatched and the turkeys bred for their succulent flesh, before arriving at dining tables in the form of signature Taiwanese dishes such as the local delicacy Jiayi ‘Turkey Meat Rice’.


http://www.austrade.gov.au/Aussie-expor ... fault.aspx


You really mean 'then mixed with bog standard chicken in many establishments before arriving on dinner tables'.

And the question was 'have you seen any turkeys in Taiwan'?
I have, but only in zoos.


I answered. Yes, I have seen turkeys on farms in Taiwan.


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Postby headhonchoII » 19 Jun 2012, 11:28

So you believe that all turkey rice is actually turkey and rice. Right.
I can remember the fourth of July runnin' through the backwood bare.
And I can still hear my old hound dog barkin' chasin' down a hoodoo there
Chasin' down a hoodoo there.
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