I Love Taiwan!!!!

I Love Taiwan!!!!

April 8, 2011

Taiwan Night Market

Next to these Chinese delicacies, the enormous variety of typical Taiwanese snacks is unique in the world and most perfectly illustrates the important place that the food culture takes into the lives of the Taiwanese people. Famous and unique Taiwanese snacks range from oyster omelets to fried rice noodles, tempura, Tainan Danzai noodles, Taiwanese spring rolls, rice tube pudding, and braised pork rice. Food is cheap and delicious, and by no means inferior, while each specialty gives you an insight in the people of the area it originates from.
Typical Taiwanese snacks are found everywhere, but Taiwan's night markets in particular, each night market having its own traditions and characteristics, are the places where these snacks can be found in abundance. Trying out these snacks, tourists will be able to learn about different specialties, cultures and people from different areas, adding a whole new perspective to traveling.
Famous night markets in Taiwan :
North Taiwan Night Markets
Night Market
Keelung Night MarketThe cuisine in Keelung Temple street night market is very famous, for example: pot-edged pancake soup, shaved ice, Tempura, fried sandwiches, bean noodle thick soup, and shrimp Taiwanese ball.The cuisine stands on Ren 3rd Rd. near the Dianji Temple in Keelung City and on Ai 4th Rd.
Shilin Night Market
There are various Squid Thick Soupcuisine in the night market, including steak, hot stuffed dumplings, little cake wrapped in big cake, sliced noodles, lever soup, squid thick soup, oyster omelets…etc.
Along Wenlin Rd. and Dadong Rd.
Raohe Street Night MarketThis is the first tourist night market in Taiwan, and the total length is about 600 meters. There are many herb-steamed sparerib restaurants here, which provides a good opportunity for nourishment in winter.
Intersection of Sec. 4, Bade Rd. and Fuyuan St. in Taipei City to Ciyou Temple on Bade Rd.
Huaxi Night MarketThis is the most famous tour night market in Taiwan, which attracts many foreigners and natives for sightseeing. The famous cuisine includes snake meal and snake wine, pot-edged pancake soup, salty rice pudding, fresh water turtle meal, seafood, etc. Between Xiyuan Rd. and Huanhe S. Rd. in Taipei City.
Jingmei Night MarketMany vendors and shops selling hardware, cassettes, clothes, and accessories are gathered in the 30-years-old Jingmei old street. Moreover, there is a "Jingmei Public Market" of various food and beverage stands and shops on Jingmei new street. Jingmei St., Taipei City.
Tonghua Street Night MarketOdenYou can go eating and shopping at the same time. There are plenty of groceries sold on Linjiang Street, the way to get there is to go on Jilong Road and turn to Linjiang Street, then pass Tonghua , which is the part with stores of clothes and quilts.Between Sec. 4, Xinyi Rd. and Sec. 2, Jilong Rd. in Taipei City.
Liaoning Night MarketThe famous cuisines include goose, seafood, rice tube pudding, kebabs, oyster omelets, marinated vegetables and meat. Besides, the alleys near Liaoning Street stand many featured coffee shops and restaurants. That's why this area is named "coffee street".Between Chang-an E. Rd. and Chung Hsin High School in Taipei City.
Ningxia Night MarketLocated by the Datong District roundabout, this traditional-style night market specializes in mouthwatering Taiwan snack foods. This is the first night market in Taipei to separate pedestrian and car traffic, making it easier for visitors to enjoy the food and shopping attractions here.Around the area of Minsheng West Road, Nanjing West Road and Chongqing North Road in Taipei City.
Xinnan Night MarketA night market with spacious road and neat stores, there are various shaved ice stores here, which forms the main feature of the market. Moreover, there are many grocery stores selling various kinds of low-priced goods in this market.Consist of Xinyi St. and Lane 410, Jingxing St. in Zhonghe District, New Taipei City.
Xinzhuang Night MarketThe cuisine here like mushroom Hsinchu Meat Ballsand meat thick soup, red bean cake, Taiwanese meatballs, cake, oyster thin noodles, shrimp thick soup are talked by everyone's lips. The trace of hundred years of history is hidden among the streets and alleys, for example, ancient remains, and shops of hundred years like blacksmith workshop to-fu factories, old brand cake store…etc.Situated on the back of the Sinjhuang Junior High School, on Xinzhuang Rd., Xinzhuang District, New Taipei City.
Nanya Night MarketThere's a 30-years-old ceremonial arch in the entrance of the market, the position of the stores are settled neatly here. Among them, most are food stores, only few are clothes and grocery stores.In Nanya E. Rd., Banqiao District, New Taipei City.
Zhongli Night MarketAlmost all of the stores are of history. Visitors can try various snacks and buy noted products of Taiwan here. All kinds of hardware, groceries, Hong Kong and Korean clothes, shoes, hats, stockings are available here.On Xinming Rd. between Zhongyang W. Rd. and Minquan Rd. in Zhongli City, Taoyuan County.
Chenghuang Temple Night MarketMost of the old stands in Chenghuang Temple are of 50-years-old history, the famous snacks here are Hsinchu meat balls, pork balls, spring rolls, braised pork rice, cuttlefish thick soup, rice noodles, and cow tongue shaped cakes.Chenghuang Temple and Falian Shrine Square.

Central Taiwan Night Markets
Night Market
Zhonghua Night MarketIt gathers all kinds of Taiwan cuisines, including Taiwanese snacks, Taichung meatballs, spring rolls, angelica ducks, oyster omelet, meat thick soup, rice pudding, Singapore sparerib soup.On Zhonghua Rd.,near Gongyuan Rd. and Minzu Rd., Taichung City.
Fengjia Night Market"Low pries, all included” is the main feature, and it sells several of cuisines, clothes and accessories.On Fuxing Rd., Fengjia Rd. and Wenhua Rd., between Sec. 2, Xitun Rd. and Xi-an St., Taichung City.
Donghai Villa Night MarketIce Chicken FeetThe stores are fixed here, most of them offer food and beverage, others offer clothes and daily necessities here. There's an "Art Street" On the Guoji Street a parted from Donghai Villa by Zhonggang Road, the shops on the street are very unique, which are antique shops, tea shops, and coffee shops.The hottest section is the intersection of Dongyuan Lane and Xinxing Rd. in Taichung City.
Lugang Snacks

The cuisines of Lugang includes seafood like sturgeon, eel, oyster, bivalve, river shrimp, and Chinese oyster, and desert like bird-eye cake, lard cake, cow tongue shaped cakes, shortcake, peanut candy, Chinese bread…etc. Among these shops, Yu-Zhen-Zhai had operated from Qing dynasty for one hundred years.Lugang Township, Changhua County.

South Taiwan Night Markets
Night Market
Wenhua Night MarketThousand of venders gather here, and there are various cooked cuisine. Among these cuisines,” fountain chicken rice", "Kuo-jing-chen flat noodles soup" and "fried preserved cabbage and shrimp egg" are the famous dishes.At fountain traffic circle on Zhongshan Rd. extend to Chuiyang Rd., Chiayi City.
Garden Night MarketGarden Night Market is a large and conveniently located night market with an extensive array of tasty Tainan specialty foods. The wide selection of clothing, accessories and other items further add to the popularity of this tourism hot spot.Intersection of Hewei Rd., Sec. 3 and Haian Rd., Sec. 3, in North District, Tainan City
Wusheng Night MarketTainan specialty foods, general goods, and entertainment come together to make Wusheng Night Market one of the Tainan's premier destinations for late night fun.No. 42, Lane 69, Wusheng Rd., West Central District, Tainan City
Nanhua Night MarketThere are many cuisines in the night market. Besides, clothes shops, shoes shops get very closely here, many shops and stands have twenty-years-old history, like liao-li sparerib soup,fried mutton, mushroom and meat thick soup of Beigang…etc.Nanhua Rd., Kaohsiung City.
Liuhe Night MarketSeafood PorridgeDainties of all lands and seas, food and beverage, special products are all available here, and the plentiness of flavorful food of Liuhe Night Market is famous in Taiwan. Among these cuisine, papaya milk, salt-steamed shrimp are the main feature.Liuhe Rd., Kaohsiung City.
Zhonghua Street Night MarketJelly fig ice, Taiwanese fried chicken, rice with chicken, beef noodles, grass tea and other tasty traditional snacks have made this a favorite night market among the locals as well as a must-visit destination for visitors. The market is especially packed on weekends and holidays.Zhonghua Street, Fengshan District, Kaohsiung City
Minzu Rd. Night MarketThis night market has history for seventy years, and it is the paradise for gluttons. The cuicide includes spearfish thick soup, mushroom and meat thick soup, meatballs of Pingtung, vegetarian gelatin, stick rice dumping, refreshed taro…etc.On Minzu Rd.,under Fuxing Rd. bridge, in Pingtung City.

East Taiwan Night Markets
Night Market
Luodong Night MarketThe native cuisines including salty rice macaroni, smoked ducks, meat thick soups ,longfeng legs, tofurolls ,thick rice noodles, seafood, sausage stuffed pork and sweet potato powder, sausage stuffed tofu, oyster omelet…etc.At the center of Luodong Township and around Zhongshan Park in Yilan County.
Dongmen Night MarketLocated under the Donggang Bridge, this is the place to go for a taste of local Yilan flavor, with plenty of choices for late-night snacking and shopping.Under Donggang Bridge near Yilan Train Station.
Nanbin Night MarketHualien's biggest night market serves up a tempting array of fresh seafood snacks along with beautiful sunsets over the sea.Nanbin Park

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