Do you like to snaky different kind of food? Taiwanese night markets have it all(Taiwanese snack).
Night markets in Taiwan are mostly street market, and they usually open in urban open area (expect some of them in the city). Even though there are over one hundred night markets in Taiwan, only few of them are famous. For example, Raohe night market and shilin night market in Northern Taiwan, Fengjia Night Market in Central Taiwan, HuaYuan Night Market in Southern Taiwan, Luodong Night Market in Eastern Taiwan. In addition, the biggest night market in Taipei Taiwan, just open on June 10th 2017, is called The Sing Ren Garden Night Market. The opening hours of the Sing Ren Garden Night Market are 5 pm to 12 am from every Wednesdays to Sundays. Other than that, most night markets open everyday from 5PM to 12AM.
There are not only all kind of Taiwanese snacks in night markets, but also clothing, accessories…etc. So what you should try in Taiwanese market? Let me give you some idea to know what you would like.
First, xiao long bao soup dumplings. we usually eat xiao long bao with the soya and ginger and after you bite it, the soup is all over in your mouth. They’re very delicious and each of them is plumping with hot soup. At night markets , the xiao long bao at Raohe night market is the best. However, if you want to try the most famous xiao long bao and many types of it , you should go to Din Tai Feng restaurant.
Next, if you visit Taiwan in the summer time, you should have an ice bowl with jelly dessert that you choose. You usually can choose 3-5 toppings on your ice bowl, the price depends on how many topping you choose(usually around CAD$5). It could bring you to the heaven when you try it in the summer time. Yum yum!
Popcorn Fried Chicken, the most popular food choice in the night markets.
Gua Bao, is folding over steamed buns filled with diced vegetables and slices of pork, also it comes with sprinkle peanut powder and some cilantro. This is one of Taiwanese traditional food, so If you can have pork, you must try it.
Stinky Tofu, you probably will ask me that why do I even tell you about STINKY FOOD. YES, Stinky tofu is a must try in the night market snacks list. The tofu is served either crispy dry in squares with Taiwanese kimchi on top. It smells much worse than it tastes, but it tastes really delicious.
Last but not least, Bubble Tea(pearl milk tea) is the third famous food in Taiwan. When you are in Taiwan, you must try it. It won’t be the same as you try in other countries.