【快樂吃食材不吃食品】－ HAPPY FRESH 快樂鱻-海鮮專賣
No.57, Daxin St., West Central Dist., Tainan City
受訪人：王鼎元 Dean Wang
Dean Wang moved to Tainan for studying and due to the location based in Guantian, he feels he always has great connection to country life. He involved in community development projects in school and organized MIGA Art Space, made students and locals built relationships by attending events. It’s common for him to get fresh ingredients of food every meal because most of the time he is surrounded by farmers/planters. He met a shrimp farmer by chance and started to think about the fishing problem of Taiwan. He was aware that most people didn’t have the idea how serious the pollution was for the environment, so he founded Happy Fresh after finished his army, through this to promote environmental-friendly fishing skills and sell non-toxic seafood.
Founded in July, 2014, Happy Fresh started selling White shrimp and Tilapia and has added other kinds of seafood later on. They want to share the idea to public that freezing-preserved fishes is much fresher than what most people called “immediately fishing ” which actually no-preserved before delivered to the market. Many countries now in Europe ban to sell these non-preserved fishes. Happy Fresh has 160 hand fishing boat in Penghu. Their seafood can be delivered to Taiwan after fishing and being well-freeze within 4 hours. Fishermen they cooperated in Tainan use longline fishing which is a way less harm environment and keeps fishes fresh.
Happy Fresh holds cooking classes for people don’t have to worry how to cook the fresh seafood they provide. They are also discussing cooperation details with Sous Vide to provide another easy-cooking way to public.
Speaking of Tainan’s living experience, Dean says he enjoys this is a city with so much independent shops that offers plenty options no matter what you are looking for. Tainan has special city personality and culture background, he feels it’s a pity if there’s any damage happen only for development. “What made a building stands there?” “What’s the relationship between sea and road?” “How to define the block’s development?” These are important questions Dean think everyone should keep in mind. If tourism is only for connection, things will be disappeared little by little, eventually nothing left.
Food recommendation: Ore ore, Dano’s, Wujitang, Juice. Coffee. Tea, South Thirteen.
District in Tainan shall not be missed: Madou, Jiali, Beimen, Hsinying, Liouying, Dongshan.