Radio Taiwan International
Date: 22 May, 2019
By: Shirley Lin
Taiwan is known for its many relaxing hot springs. But did you know that hot spring water has other uses besides soaking? One hot spring in Yilan County recently reopened a special area for boiling food in the waters.
Yilan’s Jioujhihze Hot Spring is famous not just for its water, but also for its eggs. The alkaline sodium bicarbonate spring water is particularly good for soft-boiling eggs to salty perfection.
Last year, the Forestry Bureau spent US$476,000 on renovating two pools used just for boiling these eggs and building 14 new pavilions to enjoy the eggs in.
If cooking eggs is not your thing, why not soak in the dreamy light blue hot spring water or take a refreshing walk on the beautiful hanging bridge nearby? [FULL STORY]