Dongmen Night Market
Like all other night markets, Dongmen Night Market offers the usual night market snacks. But the Yilan’s only, YiChuanHsin, which means hearts on a stick is a local special where you can only find it in Yilan and of course, Dongmen night Market. YiChuanHsin is dried tofu wrapped around a sausage on a stick; you can always replace the sausage with other ingredients of your choice. The Yaoyao Ice is also a local special. Yaoyao Ice meaning shaking ice is a cold dessert topped with fruits, beans, syrup eventually turning into a cold drink. When you come to Yilan, don’t miss out on the scallion pancakes. The crispy Chinese pancake topped with local proud scallion, it is better than other places. Another worth mention snack is the DoHaoShao, it is a traditional snack that’s been passed own for a hundred year, third generation. It is sort of like fried donut with taro and bean stuffing inside.
Though Dongmen Night Market is actually a local night market, but the hospitality and the good food made this night market worth visiting for any travelers in Yilan. So keep in mind, even though the official name has a tourist in it, but English menus or English speakers may not be available. They will overcome the language barrier with friendliness and passion.
night market food:
Pong Scallion Pancakes, Shake Ice, Dongshan Fried Braised Duck, Liang BBQ, Dohowshao Fried Azuki Beans
The night market opens around 18:00; the Hemu Road stalls open until 22:00 or 23:00, the ShengHou Road stay open until 2:00 or 3:00 AM.
Take National Highway no. 5 to the Chiao Hsi Interchange
Then take Highway 9 (which turns into Chung Shan Road).
Turn left onto HsinHsing Road and keep going until you reach Tung Kang road.
Get off at Yilan station, and go along HsinHsing Road to ShengHou Road.
Parking: Parking is available beside the pedestrian bridge.
Hours: The night market opens around 18:00; the Hemu road stalls stay open until 22:00 or 23:00, while the Sheng Hou Road food vendors stay open until 2:00 or 3:00 AM.