A Kaohsiung taxi took us to this place years ago. (There is a tunnel linking the island to the city so you don’t need to travel by ferry).
Determined to locate it again, we rode our bikes along the beach front road and eventually got there. It is definitely not walking distance from the ferry!
They had a guy under an umbrella outside as a ‘caller’.
A plate of prawns was a bit more expensive than all other dishes. Most are NT $100 – close to AUD $3.20 at present.
In Australia these clams that live in the surf zones under the sand are known as ‘pippies’. They seem popular in Taiwan and are usually not cheap.
Years ago our Spanish friend in Australia, Jose Botella showed how he cooks them. The recipe was published in Fathom magazine and proved popular. Australians did not eat them at the time. The recipe was different and involved white wine. The Chinese method was faster and very acceptable.