Taipei's Night Markets

By Viator, March 2016

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One of Taipei’s great pleasures is its night markets, which satisfy diners, shopaholics and the plain curious into the early hours of the morning. They range in size from a few stalls to major locations covering several blocks. Among the key sites are Huaxi Street (or “Snake Alley”), the huge range of food stalls at Tunghua, and a rare opportunity to find second-hand items at Jaoho.

If you only visit one you should probably make it Shilin, a huge, teeming site which offers a king-sized compilation of traditional night market delights. Shanghai fried buns, which come in vegetarian and carnivore varieties, are one of the biggest culinary hits here. There’s also a bewildering array of shops selling clothes and accessories. It’s particularly busy on weekends.

In Taipei's oldest district, you'll find Snake Alley (Huaxi Street), a former red light district known for selling snake meat. Don't worry though, the market has plenty of snacks for the more conservative palate. The Shida Night Market near Taiwan Normal University caters primarily to students and expats shopping for housewares, appliances, clothes and school supplies, but it’s also home to a variety of excellent sit-down restaurants.

One of the oldest night markets takes place in the Songshan district, next to Ci You temple. Raohe Street Night Market offers both delicious foods and general merchandise. Top 3 foods to try are the pork ribs soup/stew, the pepper meat bun and the oyster noodles!

Taipei's night markets are scattered throughout the city. They generally start up after sunset and the latest go until about 3am, with most starting to wind down around 1am.

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