Fresh Seafood at Wholesale Price
With 50 years of history, Houshin Seafood began as a seafood trader and, when business thrived, they launched their own fishing fleet. They have been trading their own fresh catches at wholesale prices. The second generation took over the business. The eldest son and his wife are now managing the store and the second son operates the fishing fleet. Now, they have 7 large boats for offshore fishing. a�?We have been tending the store for 20 years,a�? said young, beautiful Mrs. Chen.
Diversified Products at Wholesale Prices
The head of this family business, the father, laid down a business model that demands high standard freshness and hygiene. From fishing to packaging, the business runs an all-through system for quality assurance. All products sold in the store are made following the traditional ways of preparation with an emphasis on health. For example, the bluefin tuna and fresh catches are delivered to the store directly from the fishing ports to assure the freshness. Mrs. Chen walked me through the large lineup of the products in the store, sharksfin balls, karasumi, mitten crabs, king crabs, the sashimi series and more. All products are sold at wholesale prices. No wonder they have a large crowd of loyal customers. Home delivery is also available now.
Karasumi – Favorite of Japanese Gourmet Seekers
The most famous product in the store is Karasumi. Mullet flocks appear near the Wuqi Fishing Port at year end. Massive catches guarantee the highest quality. This is the best season to taste mullet and buy karasumi, said Mrs. Chen. When migratory mullets arrive at the northern region of Taiwan, they are still small with underdeveloped roes. When they pass by the southern region of Taiwan, the oviposition period is approaching and the roes are coarser. By the time they reach the central region of Taiwan, the sizes of the roes are just right and the texture is perfect. Karasumi is one of the favorite souvenirs of Japanese visitors to Taiwan.
Wild Karasumi: Mullet catches from Wuqi Fishing Port are guaranteed authentic wild mullets. The roes are in perfect sizes and have the finest texture. It is one of the most popular products around Chinese New Year time. Products are priced by size and stock is limited.
Raw Abalon: Fresh abalon imported from Chili; approx. This raw abalon is suitable for making soup. It adds sweetness to the broth. Abalon is said to be beneficial to the health of eyes. It is a good food remedy for the elderly and children.