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  • 日期:2016-04-11
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The enormous variety of Taiwanese snacks is unique in the world and most perfectly illustrates the importance of food in 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 into the people of the area it originates from.

Taiwanese snacks are found everywhere around the country, but Taiwan's night markets in particular are the places where these snacks can be found in abundance, with each night market having its own traditions and characteristics. 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:

 

Northern Taiwan Night Markets
Night Market
Characteristics
Location

Keelung Night Market

The cuisine in Keelung's Temple Street night market is very famous. Specialties include pot-edged pancake soup, shaved ice, tempura, fried sandwiches, bean noodle thick soup, and Taiwanese shrimp balls.

Ren 3rd Road near the Dianji Temple and on Ai 4th Road in Keelung City

Shilin Night Market

(11:00-02:00)

This night market offers steak, hot stuffed dumplings, sausage wrapped in sticky rice, sliced noodles, liver soup, thick squid soup, oyster omelets, and more.

Along Dadong Road, Danan Road, Wenlin Road, and Jihe Road in Taipei City

Raohe Street Night Market

(17:00-24:00)

This was the first tourist night market in Taiwan, and is about 600 meters long. There are many herb-steamed sparerib restaurants here, which are especially popular in the winter.  

At the intersection of Bade Road Section 4 and Fuyuan Street to Ciyou Temple on Bade Road in Taipei City.

Huaxi Night Market

(16:00-24:00)

This is the most famous tourist night market in Taiwan, which attracts foreigners and locals alike. Its famous dishes include snake meat and snake wine, pot-edged pancake soup, salty rice pudding, fresh water turtle meat, and seafood.

Between Xiyuan Road and Huanhe South Road in Taipei City

Linjiang Street Night Market

(18:00-24:00)

You can eat and shop at the same time here! There are plenty of groceries sold on Linjiang Street; go down Jilong Road and turn onto Linjiang Street, then pass Tonghua, which is the part with stores selling clothes and quilts.

Between Xinyi Road Section 4 and Jilong Road Section 2 in Taipei City

Ningxia Night Market

(18:00-24:00)

Located 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 here.

Around the area of Minsheng West Road, Nanjing West Road and Chongqing North Road in Taipei City

 

Central Taiwan Night Markets
Night Market
Characteristics
Location

Fengjia Night Market

(12:00-02:00)

As one of the most famous night markets in Taichung, Feng Chia Night Market is located within 1 kilometer of Feng Chia University. It includes the Fengjia Wen Hua Night Market, Xitun Road, Fengjia Road, and Fuxing Road. The snacks in the night market will make you drool. The clothing is unique and fairly priced. In addition, the most fashionable mobile phones are also cheapest in Taichung. The parking problems have improved tremendously thanks to the efforts of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. You can go shopping without any worries, and you will not face the problem of being unable to find a parking spot.

On Fuxing Road, Fengjia Road and Wenhua Road, between Xitun Road Section 2 and Xi-an Street in Taichung City

 

South Taiwan Night Markets
Night Market
Characteristics
Location

Wenhua Night Market

Thousands of vendors gather here, selling a variety of dishes. Among the most famous are fountain chicken rice, Kuo-jing-chen flat noodle soup, and fried preserved cabbage and shrimp egg.

At the fountain traffic circle on Zhongshan Road down to Chuiyang Road in Chiayi City

Garden Night Market

Garden 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.

At the Intersection of Hewei Road Section 3 and Haian Road Section 3 in North District, Tainan City

Liuhe Night Market

Snacks and drinks from all over are available at Liuhe Night Market, which is famous throughout Taiwan. Papaya milk and salt-steamed shrimp are the main features.

Liuhe Road, Kaohsiung City

Zhonghua Street Night Market

Jelly fig ice, Taiwanese fried chicken, rice with chicken, beef noodles, grass tea, and other tasty traditional snacks have made it 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

 

East Taiwan Night Markets
Night Market
Characteristics
Location

Luodong Night Market

The local specialties include salty rice macaroni, smoked ducks, meat thick soups, longfeng legs, tofu rolls, thick rice noodles, seafood, sausage stuffed pork with sweet potato powder, sausage stuffed tofu, oyster omelets, and more.

At the center of Luodong Township and around Zhongshan Park in Yilan County

 

For more information, please visit: Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan).

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