Saturday, March 19, 2011

Night Markets in Taipei

I scheduled 4 diff night markets in my initerary for my 5 days 4 nites trip...
1 night market each nite...
there are hell loads of night market in Taiwan...
I chose those having more recommendation from blogs I read...



*1st nite*

off from Wu Fen Pu...
we walked to 饶河夜市 - Rao He Ye Shi which is just ' opposite '
walking distance around 15-20 mins...
when u see this beautiful Temple...



松山车站的另一边 (五分埔的对岸)





meaning you've reached the night market...




alot of food stalls at night market...


and I meant A LOT





Deep Fried Crab



Honey Aloe Vera Drinks
really nice and cure the thirst
2 for twd 50 Only !!!




they called this " 牛奶棒 Milk Stick " , twd 20 per stick


the texture is like bread / waffle, but even nicer !!!






really nice !!!







beside foods, I reckon all night markets in Taiwan, there are a lot of old-school-games stalls, which hardly can see in other places...


so traditional~ *likey ~~





there's an old shop selling some pastries and this Pineapple Tarts...
I got a box for my bestie's parents...
looks quite nice.. and more expensive of course (compare to others selling at random stalls... )


without egg yolk - TWD 250 (per box, 10 pieces nicely packed)
with egg yolk - TWD 300 ( so special, I never tried before )





saw this !!
interesting...
lotsa guys on queue there...






can see stall like this every where we went...
despite the cute cartoon shape, it tasted real nice too !!!



this is really recommended !!!







can see from the little screen showing in front of the stall...
one of the Taiwan famous TV program 时尚玩家 has introduced this before...




TAMAGO
sounds familiar? think of the Egg Sushi....
few selections available, such as corn, shrimp with asparagus, Cheese, Kimchi and etc...




very creative sign, make a smile on customer's face...
as this stall always on long queue ~


Mung got the Cheese 1...
and the real Tamago really served as per the fake-sample showing at the stall...





got what I meant?
the cheese can really be pulled for so long !!
very rich cheese filling stuffed inside the Layered Egg !




Pepper Biscuit...
this stall was on super long queue while we just reached this night market...
long until separated into 3 lines...
smart us, gave up the queue, after we finish 'covered' the night market, about 2 hrs later...
stalls almost closed, no more queue ! yeah~~~





Minced pork, cabbage and etc stuffed inside the pao....
the juice split out to my hand while I had a bite on it !
now I know why this stall has the longest queue...



first nite...
Mung & I ... *smile ** :)




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2nd nite...


I arrange our schedule to end at Shilin Ye Shi 市林夜市 ( MRT - 剑潭站 )




the most well-known night market to foreigner...
A LOT of foods stall there...
many shops, many stalls, cheap and expensive, high fashion to low end staff...







another Cheese Baked Potato that introduced by the TV Program






Mung had Super Cheesy Baked Potato topped with Egg




the melted cheese is flooding the whole container !!
crazy not ???



we had our dinner at the large food court opposite the night market...
more foods stalls gather there with tables and chairs...
more concentrated






very normal Fried Bee Hoon with Cabbage, Chinese Mushroom and Carrots with local Soy Sauce...
twd 40


but I just like it so much !





I seriously miss it !!









very simple but nice Mee Suah with Sesami Oil~
twd 40





Mixed Fruits Snow Ice





Giant Sausage...






葱抓饼




Super Nice Mini Taiwanese Sausages...
why said it super nice...
my mum who never eat any-kind-of-sausages...
loves this !!!
usually u will come across a thick, chewy skin when u bite on a taiwanese sausage..
but this diff...
made with super thin skin... and really tender and nice !
(stall nearby the Fried Milk Stall)






Fried Fresh Milk







I'm not a milk lover, thus, din try it...
but all of them, said it's very very tasty !!!
purposely went back to buy it on the last nite !!








Ever tried HOT Sugarcane Juice ??
I was wondering, how to be hot..? mixed with hot water?

nope !!!



they 'grill' the sugarcane to heat it up before making the juice !






one of the mOst famous Taiwanese Giant Fried Chicken Chop !!




fren said there's always super long queue in front of the stall Every Night !!





go Shilin, MUST try this !!!
Ah Zong Oyster Mee Suah




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I don't eat Oyster, yet seldom eat mee suah..
always wondering why so many ppl fancy the Oyster Mee Suah selling at the Shilin Stall in Gurney / Qbay...
I had a try some day, don't like it after 1st bite... :P


but this, simply Amazing !!!!!!


I miss it so so so much !!!



even tried the Oyster Mee Suah at other night market in Taipei, Je je and others said nice ( nicer than M'sia ) but still couldn't beat this Ah Zong !!!
omg !!!!!!
We went da pao this again on the last nite !!

there's NO table in the shop.. only chairs / bench like this !




we were so tired, walking non-stop every day...
out at 10am, backed after 1am, Every DAY !!!
we simply squat everywhere we went ! :P






BBQ kebabs




Beef Bacon wrapped with bunch of Chives...


NICE !




we bought many pairs of this Xiu Yan Socks !
TWD 100 for 6 pairs...
very nice to wear...
and very cute...
can see the 'small people' facing the bottom...
wearing it, like stepping on the ' Xiu Yan ' ... he he



squat again~~~





the costmetics are really selling cheaper in Taiwan...
I regret for not buying many things !
especially after I shopped at SaSa Pg after backed !! * tekan






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3rd nite

after our wonderful Hot Spring nite, we off to Shi Da Ye Shi 师大夜市
nearby National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) 师范夜市




to get there


By Mrt


1.Take the subway to Taipower building 古亭站 station, and get out from Exit 3.
2.Turn right when coming out the station, and then a quick right again to reach Shi-da Road,
3.Walking down the Shi-da Rd., then you will see the night market on the right side.




this is seriously the First Thing I missed from the trip !!


" Gua Pao " ( hokkien )






the pao is so so soft , " Gua Pao " meaning cut at the center and stuff the ingredients in
Ingredients : super tender Pork Stew , Sour Veggie , Coriander , Peanuts






omg !! this is super nice.. I wanted to buy another one instantly once I finished the whole pao !!
please must try this if ever go to Shi Da Ye Shi !!









in fact, we all prefer to shop at Shi Da Ye Shi, tho it's a lot smaller than Shi Lin or Rao He...
but reckon the clothes and accessories are cheaper and suit us !
too bad, by the time we reached there is already 10 ish...
and it closed at 12 am... din really cover all the shops/ stalls !










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last nite,


we went to Ning Xia Ye Shi ( 宁夏夜市 )


nearby, 双联站 ( Suang Lian MRT station )
this is not in my list, since it just cross a road from where we staying, we must make a tour there !
during weekend, it opens till 2 - 3 am






kinda disappointed, as it got only Foods stalls...
apparently, we don't get to shop ! T.T
very small... might be a good makan spot, but never for shopping !





this is a must try, especially for those Pearl Tea lover... ( ME ! ME ! ME ! )
青蛙下蛋 ( direct translate - Frog Gives Birth )







cup filled with ice, carnation milk and fill the cup with the pearl and it's syrup...
this pearl is nicer than the pearl of milk tea...
softer, nicer, more tender...
good try !








Honey Crispy Fried Chicken Chop ..




nice and crunchy !!!






my next visit to Taiwan, I must try out the Feng Jia Night Market in Tai Chung..


which is rated bigger and more stalls than Shi Lin !!