Feast of the GODS: Sashimi served at temple birthday banquet

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 12 October, 2020
By: Andrew Ryan

Sashimi tuna, served for a god’s birthday at Nansheng Temple in Pingtung’s Wandan Township.

Sashimi tuna, served for a god's birthday at Nansheng Temple in Pingtung's Wandan Township.[/caption] How do you celebrate a god’s birthday? Well, if you’re in southern Taiwan, then you do it the old-fashioned way, with what’s called a liushuihsi, a catered banquet cooked right on site. And for one temple, that meant serving one of the most prized fishes in the sea. 

People stand in long lines, holding their plates; they’re cueing up for fresh sashimi from a 68-kilo yellowfin tuna! And the reason for the free banquet? They’re celebrating the birthday of a god who’s worshipped here at Nansheng Temple in the southernmost county of Pingtung.

This woman says: "Only at Nansheng Temple will you find such a massive serving of sashimi."

A temple official says a lot of people came to celebrate and they wanted them to share in the happiness and blessings.    [FULL  STORY]

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