Yilan Dongshan Township is the origin site of the DongShan river. It is
not commonly known that these clear waters are home to a variety of
high quality ingredients. Fragrant frangipani and Wendan pomelo
thrives in the trickle of the upper reaches, while up to 60% of fish in the
nation originates from the waters of the mid-region. The mid-lower
regions provide irrigation to numerous paddy fields and birthed the
granaries of Yilan.
Come to Yilan, Explore the DongShan River!
Learn Local Dishes in Rural Village, Recognize the Taste of Taiwan！
This trip combines the agricultural products of DongShan tea, pomelo,
mushroom, rice, and fish. Through market purchase, harvesting, healthy
cooking, tasting, and souvenir buying, pupils get the chance to experience
first-hand the culmination of culture and food of the upper, middle, and lower
regions of the DongShan river, as well as in-depth enjoyment of DongShan
Schedule of Experience
10：00 Introduction to the history and environment of DongShan Township
10：20 Introduction to the rural kitchen
10：30 Introduction to the ingredients and cooking of 5-colored rice
10：40 Purchase ingredients at DongShan traditional market
11：00 First-hand experience of soil turning, seedling planting, marking, watering
11：30 Culinary course – Technique of frying and eating sweetfish
12：30 Enjoyment of DongShan local cuisine
13：30 Selection of local souvenirs
Japanese love the sweetfish, mainly due to the fact that they only graze on
rock algae in the stream, a pure and clean diet which gives them a faint
melon-like fragrance on their backfin, hence the name sweetfish. Sweetfish
have thin scales, their bodies contain only algae and no impurities. The fish is
caught and roasted whole in many tourism spots in Japan. The female has
sweet and tasty roe, the male has internal organs with a distinctive bitterness,
both are equally delicious.
#Fried Sweetfish with 4 local salts
Clean the sweetfish and dry it. Heat the pot and add a little oil,
after putting in the fish let it simmer on a medium fire. After
cooked, serve it with the 4 specialty local salts (frangipani tea
salt, dried pomelo flower salt, organic edible rose salt, golden
Cooking rice with the use of natural dye powder, White – aesculus rice, Black
– black rice, Green – local green tea, Red – red yeast, yellow – turmeric.
Savor each bite of local delicacy
#Red Tea Crystal Ball Collagen Drink
Add the frangipani red tea ice ball into the organic fungus
drink, savor the sweetness of the tea and the smoothness
of its taste, which also aids skincare.
Rice is a food source, and also a health food. The Farmer Association of DongShan helps DongShan farmers sell their rice, brown rice, strictly selected rice, pearl rice, champion rice, chestnut rice under the ‘healthy food’ banner, and can be purchased at the Bar in DongShan health food Agricultural District. Aesculus fragrant rice – Specified Price: NT$ 240 (2kg/bag), stored at room temperature.
#Organic Fungus Drink
DongShan Farmer Association took the lead in launching an organic fungus drink stored at room temperature in glass bottles in 2011, which can be consumed upon opening. It is known by netizens as an economically-priced, holy grail of skincare. Carefully selected organic fungus mixed with organic rock sugar gives it a smooth and natural taste worthy of savoring. Specified Price: NT$ 245 / 6 bottles, stored at room temperature.
#Braised Eel with King Oyster Mushrooms
‘Good’ Eel, a collaborative product from DongShan farmer Association and Su-ao Fishery Association Specified Price: NT$ 1,080 (24 cans/box), stored at room temperature.
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