Urban Shrimp Fishing
This is such a popular form of entertainment and dining for city dwellers that there are hundreds of these urban fishing ponds in Taiwan. You can catch and cook your own shrimp from a shallow pool inside of a restaurant that’s open 24 hours a day.
Taiwan has one of the biggest fishing industries in the world. But, instead of going out to sea on boats, or even sitting on the edge of rivers or piers like their ancestors did, many Taiwanese city dwellers are now fishing for shrimp from indoor pools in restaurants that let them catch their own meal and cook it themselves.
Huddled around a shallow rectangular pool, seasoned anglers and wannabe fishermen attempt to catch the freshwater shrimp lurking in the murky depths below. When it comes down to shrimping, you are submerged in a waiting game for your next meal. This is far from just a way to grab a bite. This is a popular place for families, friends and office workers to gather and relax at the end of a long day. Indoor shrimp fishing is a popular form of entertainment in Taiwan, transforming food into sport.