"Gourmandism is an act of judgement, by which we prefer things which have a pleasant taste to those which lack this quality." – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

宜兰 青葱文物馆 Yilan Sunshin Spring Onion Gallery

On Day 3, we reached Yilan. From research on websites while doing up the itinerary, I have read so much on their local produce – spring onions.  Hence, we were determined to get there. However, 田妈妈葱蒜美食馆 wasn’t opened in the afternoon which we planned to have lunch at. So we could only walk around the gallery museum. The most amusing thing is that our driver did not even know about this place!!! We could only give him the address for him to drive us there.

Upon reaching, you will be greeted with a lively spring onion couple riding on a bicycle.

Inside the museum, there will be write-ups on their history of spring onions. Was quite a nice place to rest inside. Then further in will be their shop selling all sorts of spring onion products – noodles, biscuits, crackers, biscuit egg rolls, spring onion sauce, etc. They were all very attractively packed! At the corner is a freezer. Spring onion ice-cream!!!

How would you expect this to taste like? VERY STRONG spring onion taste! It’s like eating spring onion thick paste. I only had one spoon of it, and decided not to eat it again. Then I went around to my relatives telling them it’s very nice so that they will try. HAHA!

Not being able to try the spring onion pancakes was quite disturbing. But so coincidentally, outside the museum was a push-cart lady making hot spring onion pancakes! So my mum went to buy one for all of us to share. It was HEAVENLY!!! The taste of the spring onion was so fragrant, and the pancake was crispy! Analogous to our roti prata! Very nice, but also very oily!

Opening Hours for 田妈妈葱蒜美食馆 :
Normal season: 11 am to 2 pm, 5 pm to 9 pm
Holiday season: 11 am to 9 pm
Tel: 9895179
It was said that the restaurant serves dishes made with spring onions. Eat their spring onion meals蔥的料理there! 蔥蛋捲 NT$120. 友人說非常好吃! Shop’s specialty includes 葱油鸡,蒜段蜗牛腩,清炒葱蒜,茄咬葱拼鸡卷,etc.

Address for 三星蔥博物館 / 三星蔥大餐:
宜蘭縣三星鄉義徳村中山路31號. Spring Onion Museum: No.31 Chungshan Road, Sanshing Township, Yilan, Taiwan.
Tel: 03-9892018 / 03-9895033
Website: http://www.sunshin.org.tw/guan
Opening Hours: Normal – 830 am to 5 pm; Holiday Season – 9 am to 6 pm

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2 responses

  1. Wendy

    May I know what’s so unique of Yilan spring onion if I were to compare with other country? Thanks

    March 28, 2016 at 2:43 PM

    • starhealer

      Actually taste wise I can’t really differentiate, some said very sweet. To me, it is different because the size of the spring onion is huge.

      March 28, 2016 at 2:46 PM

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