Be it your first time or second time to Taipei, one thing that you must include in your itinerary is a trip to one of Taipei’s night markets. We love night markets for the splendid array of street food (at reasonable prices), the lively atmosphere and simply the thrill of getting our hands on cheap clothing or goods!
Admittedly, most would only cater time to visit the more commercialised or popularised night markets such as Shilin Night Market or Raohe Street Night Market, but there are plenty of other undiscovered night markets in Taipei that deserve your time too. And, why only visit one or two night markets during your visit to Taipei when you could go to many more?
Here are 12 Night Markets In Taipei You Should Include In Your Itinerary.
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.
Oh, the glorious Taiwanese Oyster Omelette, or orh-ah-jian as they call it. Where do we even begin about this? As much as we love the Oyster Omelettes in Singapore, the ones found in Taiwan has undoubtedly racked it up a few notches.
Whether we are talking about the heavenly union of the gelatinous sweet potato starch and the pan-fried omelette with the freshly poached oysters that will melt in your mouth or the signature red sauce that you can only find in Taiwan – we are extremely certain that once you try them, you cannot (and will never want to) go back.
Not only is it a crowd favourite dish amongst the locals in Taiwan, many tourists have also sworn by it.