Make Your Own Fruit
Wander further from Jiaoxi for Yilan’s local brand of glacé fruit at Agrioz, a factory which collects fresh kumquats from local farmers before marinating them with maltose and sugar. Yilan’s rainy and humid weather makes it perfect for the tart-sweet citrus, which is traditionally stirred in with honey for a quick fix for sore throats. Enroll in a 20-minute DIY candied kumquat workshop ($36) in Agrioz’s kitchen studio, where you’ll squash, shake and sugar dozens of tiny kumquats with the help of their instructors.
Take bus 755 at Yilan Train Station. 33 Meizhou 2nd Rd., Yilan City, Yilan, (+886) 3-928-5758.