變採邊吃未免顯得忙碌，低頭一看，手中的採集罐空空如也，無法交差可不行，任性的找海女求援，不勞而獲幾顆貝殼，心滿意足歸隊入山，繼續學習阿美族港口部落的傳統醃漬，辣椒、海鹽、水，做成 te’nas 傳統沾醬，當然，不忘再偷吃幾顆貝殼。
Do you remember your last visit at the beach? I mean … not the soft and cozy sandy beach but the wild and crazy rocky one. I had the chance visiting Hualien, Taiwan last Sunday to join a “back to the root” kind of project organized by local aboriginals.
We were led to the shore and being taught how to harvest from the sea. Oyster, my favorite was my target for sure. I learned from local woman and tried my best. Ah! The taste of the sea!
How would you picture tribe food? To be honest, i learned a little from history class but well …. really limited. I was given a cut of bamboo as my cup for the day and we used tree leave as plate for the bread. The other side of the shore, a local guy was boiling water to make it sea salt.
If you are hungry … go hunt your own food! For example to catch a fish! Put some salt and special plants on top of your harvest … hmmmm taste like heaven. The aboriginal doesn’t eat everything raw so by heating up rocks … we cooked seafood soup and vegetables. How amazing!
The aboriginal people honor mother land and nature. You eat what you harvest from the sea and the mountain. We were standing far from the shore witnessing how local people fishing. One at a time and no more than what you really need.
This is not just an event for outsiders to experience the daily life of the tribe but also an experiment for inner tribe young kids.