Destination: Venus Bay, Victoria, Australia.
Step 1: Have a hearty breakfast at your local Noodle Shop.
Extra point: If you visit Phu Linh a day after new years, they give out complimentary sweet soup (I know that’s not what you call it but this is the best direct translation I could make!):
Step 2: Buy some snacks for the road ahead.
Step 3: Enjoy the lovely view along the way.
Step 4: Stop for lunch at the park across from Wonthaggi Hospital.
Step 5: Drive for another 30 mins and you should arrive at your destination (and here begins the ‘yesteryear’ filter).
Step 5: Admire the gorgeous sea creations as you walk 20 mins down the beach (away from the car park area).
Step 6: Locate others digging with a bucket by their side and get to work!
Pretty soon you’ll have a bucketful of pippies:
Step 7: Rinse them out as best you can before steaming them in a shallow pan of water on the gas stove that you’ve brought until they open.
Step 8: Eat to your heart’s content!
Step 9: Admire the amazing sunset on the way home.
Step 10: Bring enough home that you can share them with two sets of relatives and still eat 4 rounds yourself (this probably should have been Step 9).
Tip: Let the pippies sit in clean water with some chilli after you bring them home to make them spit out the sand.
And there you have it! 10 steps to catch (and eat) pippies the Asian way (according to moi).
Note: Make sure you obtain a fishing license from the DPI or you may be caught out in a big way (no pun intended). Each license costs $6.00 and will license each person to take 2 kgs of pippies home.
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