Eats

Eats After Dark | Taipei, Taiwan

We don’t have a lot of pictures from our trip to Taiwan, but we were able to use my iPhone to document some of the vittles we sampled.

Late night snacking is synonymous with Taipei’s famous night markets, and any visit to Taiwan is incomplete without meandering through these alleys of vendors and stands hawking various snacks and goods to passerby’s. Everything is small portioned so it is easy to stop and nibble on pork bun here and a lamb skewer there before moving on to the next treat.

My first night market experience was at Rao He Street Night Market.

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Obviously, our first stop is the infamous stinky tofu stand. The Taiwanese version is fried and then drizzled with sauce and topped with pickled veggies. Despite it’s threatening name and stench, it really wasn’t that bad. In fact, it was downright yummy.

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stinky tofu: scary name, yummy snack
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oyster pancake, another night market staple
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50 cent pork and veggie buns

We also stopped by the famous Shilin Market before we left Taipei. It’s the largest night market in Taipei and extends into an underground portion as well.

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literal translation is “small bun wrapped in big bun”
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herbal bone soup. not the most appetizing presentations, but don’t let that fool you, it’s actually delicious. this one paled in comparison to the one at Rao He

Even after stuffing my belly to the brim with every trip, I’m pretty sure I’ve only scratched the surface of the all the delicacies that are served up every night.

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6 Comments

  1. thanks for sharing. Yup .. there are lots of night market in Taiwan. I kinda like the night market in Chungli. That’s place is cater more to the local as compared to Shihlin and RaoHe for tourist.

    1. emruix says:

      Thanks for reading! I’ll have to check that one out next time I make it back to Taiwan.

      1. Good.. looking forward to your posting on that. Maybe your food exploration there will be different from my taste of food. =)

  2. Lisa Li says:

    wow really cool website, I’ve never been to TW but I will remember to visit your website before I go.

    1. emruix says:

      Thanks! We will try to do more Taiwan posts that do not just revolve around food lol.

  3. The Global Recipe Project at crowdedearthkitchen.com is seeking authentic recipes from Taiwan. I hope you will consider participating! 🙂

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