A restaurant with no menu, no advertising, is only known by word-of-mouth and requires advance booking. We came by this interesting restaurant serving innovative fruit cuisine tucked away in idyllic Kinmen.
Overall, I enjoyed the dining experience at Quan Min. It was healthy cuisine which tasted as good as it looked, and the fruit pairings were well-executed. You may find another restaurant serving fruit cuisine, but it would be difficult to replicate the dedication this couple has to perfecting their innovative fruit cuisine, as well as the pride Mr Weng has for his wife. Now that’s what I call cooking with love. :)
Quan Min Creative Fruit Meals 湶民水果創意料理
Map Coordinates: 24°26’29.2″N 118°20’29.8″E
Tel：(082) 324 489 (reservations required)
Opening Hours：11:30AM to 2:00PM; 5:30PM to 8:30PM (Closed on Mondays)
Cost: TWD550/pax, Vegetarian/Kids meals available upon request
One of the specialty products of Kinmen, Taiwan which I learnt from my recent visit to Kinmen, is a herb called “金門一條根 Jin Men Yi Tiao Gen”, loosely translated into a kinky-sounding “A Kinmen Root.”
Found in the Kinmen area, pharmaceutical books claim that the Yi Tiao Gen herb, or 阔叶大豆 (Glycine tomentella Hayata) can enhance blood circulation, build general health and is especially good for treating arthritis and body aches. I immediately dragged my aching body (yes, I over-shopped again, ha) in search of this remedy.
My sweet pal Xiao Kai brought us to 金門浯記一條根 conveniently located in the city centre Jin Cheng 金城 (just opposite the bus station). They are the first shop in Kinmen to promote products made from Yi Tiao Gen, and have worked with local TCM institutions to research on this herb.
金門浯記一條根 Kinmen Wu Ji Yi Tiao Gen
Address: 金門縣金城鎮民生路9-18號(金城車站旁) – this would be a more convenient location
Tel: 082 322 285
Opening Hours: 7:30AM to 9:30PM
金門浯記一條根(總店 Main store)
Tel：082 322 352 / 3231 493
Fax：082 323 312
Opening Hours：8:00AM to 6:00PM
Website: http:// www.km5g.com.tw
Visiting Kinmen? This map of Kinmen will be useful (Source: Kinmen County website).