Taiwan is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Southeast Asia because what is there not to love about that country?
Besides their friendly locals and scenic landscapes, we have always been fascinated with Taiwanese food. Bring on the pungent beancurd and pig’s blood!
But hold your horses and please do not get the wrong idea. Taiwanese classic dishes ain’t a fear-factor show but instead, an exciting exploration of food. From Beef Noodle Soup, Oyster Omelette to Pineapple Cake, here is our guide to 11 Taiwanese Classic Dishes To Eat.
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.
Happening for two consecutive weekends this April (19 to 21 April 2019 & 26 to 28 April 2019), Singapore Turf Club at Kranji will play host to Shilin-inspired Night Market—a Taiwanese-themed street food festival of massive proportions.
Boasting rows upon rows of stalls selling authentic Taiwanese street snacks such as mee sua, ji pai (Taiwanese fried chicken cutlet), and many more!
Just to be clear, the Shilin Singapore is a Shilin-inspired Night Market concept and not the actual Shilin Night Market from Taiwan.
The Salted Plum pays tribute to hearty, comforting Taiwanese street food that is the hallmark of Taiwan’s ever-popular night markets.
Managed by the same people behind the former FIVE-TEN, The Salted Plum—located in Boat Quay—came to fruition after many months of intensive research while Chef Shawn Koh was travelling through Taiwan in hopes of replicating the same flavours but with an innovative twist back in Singapore.
The casual restaurant serves a medley of Taiwanese street food—from favourites such as Braised Pork Belly, Braised Pig Intestines and Taiwanese Sausage Patties to other interesting options including the likes of Salted Pork and Oyster Steamed Egg.
And just like what you would expect from the street food stalls at Taiwanese night markets, prices at The Salted Plum are kept affordable so you can indulge in Taiwanese-style meals, “tapas” and alcohol all day (and night) long without feeling the pinch. READ ON
FIVE-TEN is the latest addition to the developing restaurant scene located along South Bridge Road. If there is any way to describe their food, it is total comfort inspired by the dynamic street food scene of Taipei.
During lunchtime, they offer a spectacular array of innovative dishes such as their take on the popular Taiwanese street food, Lu Rou Fan, and at night, the humble and seemingly innocent establishment transforms into a bar where you can enjoy a tipple.
At FIVE-TEN, you can expect quality Taiwanese-style comfort food at super affordable prices.
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.
When it comes to night markets in Taipei, most people are familiar with the famous ones such as Shilin, Raohe and Shida. However, not many know about Linjiang Street Night Market (also known as Tonghua Night Market) which is located on the fringe of a residential area in Da-an District, near to Taipei 101 and Xinyi.