Taipei’s Night Markets

I once read that about 75% of visitors to Taipei must have visited a night market. In this city known as ‘food stall city’, for their love to eating outside at street hawker or food stall instead of home cooking , a night market is a heaven for residents. For visitor it provides a perfect place to understand the diversity of cuisines Taipei has to offer. Oyster omellete, stinky tofu, ice shaved mango, beef noodle, Taiwan crepes, grilled squid, milk pearl tea, fried bun?

It is no surprise why night market is loved. Food/snack is available at bargain prices for as low as 30 NTD to 150 NTD (roundup 4 to 18 QAR), one can have a full dinner comprises several selections and satisfy their cravings at minimal cost.

 

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While every night market has its own charm, food is the strongest magnet. Though, fashion accessories, clothing and gadget accessories are now and more usual merchandises.

Let’s have a look some night markets I have visited during my stay in Taipei:

  • Shilin Night Market. The biggest and most well-known though not necessarily the best. Can be overly crowded during the weekend. MRT Jiantan Exit 1
  • Shida Night Market. Targeting young people or students of National Taiwan University or National Taiwan Normal University. More and more fashion than food stalls. MRT Taipower Building Exit 3 on Shida Road
  • Guangzhou and Huaxi Street Night Markets. Close to Longshan Temple. Huaxi is known for snake-based meal (i.e. snake soup). MRT Longshan Temple
  • Raohe Night Market. Probably the smallest (only 600-m long). Next to magnificent and beautiful Ci You Temple. One halal restaurant located here (Alladin). Shongshan TRA Station.

A list and review of all night markets in Taipei can be read here:

http://mykafkeasquelife.blogspot.tw/2010/01/list-of-night-markets-in-taipei.html

 

Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market

 

Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market

 

Ice shaved mango
Ice shaved mango

 

Shilin 'Tourist' Night Market
Shilin ‘Tourist’ Night Market

 

Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market

 

Long queue means good food?
Long queue means good food?

 

I love iced tea
I love iced tea

 

Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market

 

Bargain price snack at night market
Bargain price snack at night market

 

Grill is almost available in any night market
Grill is almost available in any night market

 

Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market

 

Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market
Looks yummy?
Looks yummy?

 

Night market can be overly crowded. Best time is half an hour before sunset
Night market can be overly crowded. Best time is half an hour before sunset

 

Shida Night Market
Shida Night Market

 

Shida Night Market
Shida Night Market

 

Shida Night Market
Shida Night Market

 

Shida Night Market
Shida Night Market

 

Shida Night Market
Shida Night Market

 

Shida Night Market
Shida Night Market

 

Huaxi Street Night Market
Huaxi Street Night Market

 

Huaxi is known for snake soup
Huaxi is known for snake soup
Huaxi street night market
Huaxi street night market

 

Huaxi Street Night Market
Huaxi Street Night Market

 

 

Guangzhou Street Night Market
Guangzhou Street Night Market

 

Massage service at Guangzhou Street Night Market
Massage service at Guangzhou Street Night Market

 

Ghuangzhou Street Night Market
Ghuangzhou Street Night Market

 

Guangzhou Street Night Market

 

Guangzhou Street Night Market
Guangzhou Street Night Market

 

Guangzhou Street Night Market
Guangzhou Street Night Market

 

Guangzhou Street Night Market
Guangzhou Street Night Market

 

Guangzhou Street Night Market
Guangzhou Street Night Market

 

Guangzhou Street Night Market
Guangzhou Street Night Market

 

Guangzhou Street Night Market
Guangzhou Street Night Market

 

 

 

Ci You Temple near the entrance of Raohe Night Market
Ci You Temple near the entrance of Raohe Night Market

 

Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market

 

Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market

 

Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market

 

Mushroom grill Raohe Night Market
Mushroom grill Raohe Night Market

 

Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market

 

Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market

 

Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market

 

Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market

 

Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market

 

Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market

 

Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market

 

Raohe Night Market
Raohe Night Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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