Shihlin Night Market is a must-visit “attraction” for anyone visiting Taipei for the first time and this bustling night market is home to some of the best of Taiwanese street food.
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is a food chain in Asia Pacific that offers authentic Taiwanese snacks with more than 150 outlets throughout the region and there is a total of 14 outlets here in Singapore.
You must have had a taste of their famous XXL Crispy Chicken, a popular snack that you can find in the actual Shihlin Night Market. This is probably the closest you can get to the real deal. Now, Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks has introduced a spanking new rendition of this snack—Salted Egg Yolk Crispy Chicken.
We already know how great fried chicken tastes like, but when coated with salted egg yolk sauce, it is pure genius! Here is what we loved about the all-new Salted Egg Yolk Crispy Chicken and other signature snacks from Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks.
SUPER ADDICTIVE SALTED EGG YOLK CRISPY CHICKEN
Introducing the new Salted Egg Yolk Crispy Chicken, something that you really must try.
It is true that there have been a lot of salted egg yolk dishes introduced over the last year. And we are adding this rendition to our list of favourites. Imagine your favourite XXL crispy chicken, without the seasoning powders, but slathered with generous amounts of golden and creamy salted egg yolk sauce. It is truly heaven on earth.
We liked that the sauce is not too potent and that it did not overwhelm each bite. The crispy chicken is the same good old chicken that we have always loved—huge so it would be good to share, or even alone as a light meal.
To make it a full meal, you can choose from one of Shihlin’s new milk blended drinks.
NEW MILK BLENDED DRINKS
Taro Milk Blended and Papaya Milk Blended are the two new drinks offered alongside the Salted Egg Yolk Crispy Chicken.
Both drinks are extremely rich and creamy, almost like a dessert. They come in adorable plastic bottles that you can reuse.
SIGNATURE ORIGINAL XXL CRISPY CHICKEN
This is a classic order at Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks and you can never go wrong with it.
The XXL Crispy Chicken is the most popular order, and you can even have it as a complete meal in a rice box. The chicken is always deep-fried upon order, then coated with seasoning powders. Once the flavouring is done, the chicken cutlet will be cut up into bite-sized pieces for easier consumption.
The chicken cutlet is skinless and has no fat on it so you get an even, tender bite in each piece. The XXL Crispy Chicken is best eaten immediately when served to enjoy its crispiness and tenderness at best.
SLURP UP THE HANDMADE OYSTER MEE SUA
Of course, you have to try the Handmade Oyster Mee Sua as it is one of the quintessential Taiwanese street snacks.
The stock is made in-house with five core ingredients over a small flame; the end result is an intense and tasty broth. The mee sua is imported and huge plump oysters are added in every bowl. We also enjoyed the added serving of shredded chicken.
SAVOURY CREPES (AND SOME CHEESE PORN)
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks also offers savoury crepes such as Sausage Cheese Egg Crepe and Mushroom Cheese Egg Crepe.
Every crepe is filled generously with the ingredients and is wrapped up in handmade spring onion crepe skin. These crepes are also best eaten hot, and the cheese pull is an immense satisfaction to watch.
NIBBLE ON SWEET PLUM POTATO FRIES
The Sweet Plum Potato Fries are painstakingly hand-cut in store to maintain its freshness. The fries are deep-fried upon order, then coated with their special in-house plum powder.
Just a heads up—these fries are extremely addictive. You will find yourself munching on these non-stop until you are done with the bag. They are that delicious!
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks
1 Sengkang Square
#B1-51 Compass One
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Sengkang
This post is brought to you by Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks.