In the desolate mountain that were once inaccessible, the Tu’s family dedicatedly created an organic farm with diligence and effort; growing peaches, plums, and bamboo shoots in spring; pumpkin and passion fruit in summer; persimmon and ginger in autumn; strawberry and blessed vegetables in winter. Owing to the sumptuous cuisine cooked by the “Tian Mama” through the entire year, providing warm and comfort delicacies for people bustling on the route 130, at this wind-rising and cloud-surrounding Hakka village.
Let’s cook the best flavor of Hakka cuisine!
Learn Local Dishes in Rural Village, Recognize the Taste of Taiwan！
Using the ingredients produced in season, following the wisdom of Hakka people, they lead visitors to extend the expiration date of ingredients and to change the flavor of food with perhaps salt, sugar, sunlight or firewood. The visitors can realize the origin and meaning of Hakka dishes, then recognize the spirit of Hakka through them.
Schedule of Experience
13：50 Arrived at Mile High Leisure Farm
14：00 Farm guiding tour and vegetables picking
15：30 Farm kitchen DIY, Hakka cooking experience
17：00 Hakka reunion dinner time
For the Hakka people, ginger is very useful. Every year in late winter and early spring, buried the seeds with ginger sprouts, and it will grow young ginger within 4-5 months. Once if we don’t harvest the ginger for several months, it will turn into old ginger. What if we leave the ginger over year, it then will become the so-called “Aged Ginger.”
A layer of coarse salt and a layer of leaf mustard marinated with a big rock, it will become sauerkraut within two weeks to two months. Took out the sauerkraut, solarizing until fully-dried, and then loaded in the jar for about three to six months, it then turns in to “Fu-Cai.” If the jar is stored for over a year, it may become the so-called “Fermenting Mustard Green,” which the high quality fermenting mustard green will emanate the fascinating plum-flavored aroma.
#Braised Pork with Preserved Vegetable
As the most representative Hakka dishes, the Hakka braised pork with preserved vegetable should emphasize the plum-flavored aroma. Stewing the pork for a long time to soften the meat, making the pork belly become fat but not greasy. With the sweet taste of fat and plum-flavored aroma, it is effortless to savor with several bowls of rice.
Hakka radish cake, which is known as Hakka flat noodles for Hakka people, is steamed with a certain proportion of white radish shreds mixed with rice milk. Unlike the Taiwanese rice pudding with rice fragrance and the abundance of Hong Kong style radish cake, the Hakka radish cake emits plentiful fragrance of winter radish. With the congratulatory meaning of “Good Luck,” Hakka radish cake has become the most suitable cuisine during the Spring festival.
#Fall in Love with Strawberries
Strawberry is the main fruit in Mile High Leisure Farm. Experiencing the strawberry-picking in the friendly-cultivating orchard, brewing a suitable sweet strawberry drink led by the chef.
#Brown Sugar Ginger Sauce
Stir and fry the farm’s self-grown ginger with brown sugar, stewing merely the aged ginger and brown sugar with low fire, which emits the intense and fragrant aroma. While eating the sauce, pouring about 200c.c. hot water with two spoons of sauce can make a cup of brown sugar ginger tea; boiling a bowl of sweet warm soup with glutinous rice balls or sweet potatoes; or enjoying comfortingly with some bread, mochi and toast. Standard and Price: 200g/jar, NTD 150. Store at room temperature.
Without any additive, the pure sugar crystal is made from the farm’s self-grown aged ginger and brown sugar. One can chew and experience the sweet flavor of the sugar, another can also mix up a cup of hot brown sugar ginger tea. Standard and Price: 120g/bag, NTD 120. Store at room temperature.
#Aged Ginger Biscuit
Mixed up the self-grown aged ginger and nut, one can taste the slight spice and sweetness from the ginger fiber and nut in every bite of the hand-made biscuit.it is just the best decision of refreshment and presents. Standard and Price: 130g/jar, NTD 130. Store at room temperature.
Strawberry, white and red plums, passion fruit, zucchini, mustard green, and cabbage, different vegetation for representative season. Standard and Price: weighing charge for different vegetation. Store at room temperature.
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