By TraNews Reporter Fan, Kang-Wu NANTOU, TAIWAN (TraNews) – Tucked away deep in the heart of the island, Nantou is the only landlocked county in Taiwan. Even though Nantou is lack of marine resources, it is however blessed with the abundance of natural, ecological and tourism resources because of the mountainous topography, fertile lands and pleasant climate. Most notably locally grown agricultural produce include all kinds of wild vegetables, mushroom, bamboo shoots, alpine fish, tea, fruits, etc. Not only can the direct sales of these locally grown agricultural products bring economic benefits, but the most appealing part is how the local cuisine is derived from those local specialties. “One Town, One Product” is a successful initiative proposed by the government in order to stimulate distinctive local industries by integrating local resources and their specialties. As a matter of fact, thirteen townships of Nantou County all have their own unique culinary culture and characteristics, and some of which have a direct connection with local industries. For instant, the chief tea growing areas of Nantou – Lugu and Mingjian are famous for their tea-infused cuisines along with the use of locally sourced pineapple, yam and other ingredients. In addition to the local specialties, the historical and ethnical factors as well as the natural conditions play a vital role in the cuisine of Nantou. At the mention of traditional snack, Nantou regional delicacies of course cannot be left out in this part. Such as pork stuffed meatballs, oyster omelette, fried vermicelli, Taiwanese sausage, fried rice cake, squids in thick starched soup, crisp noodles and more are immensely popular with tourists. Next time if you have the chance to make a trip to Nantou, don’t forget to give a taste of local delicacies and traditional culinary delights aside from exploring the charm of local culture and natural scenery! In this way, tourists surely will be left with a more profound impression of Nantou.