Meet your guide at MRT Shuanglian Station before heading out to Ningxia Night Market. Your guide takes your small group on a culinary adventure through one of Taipei’s top markets, where you’ll find hundreds of street stalls tempting you with local delights. Soak up the bustling atmosphere of the market as you stroll — a great opportunity to learn about Taipei cuisine and culture.
After your guide explains the nine different food options available during your 2- to 3-hour walking tour, whet your appetite with three mouthwatering dishes to eat alongside your fellow food lovers.
Perhaps start with fried yam balls or taste some karasumi, or mullet roe, which is made from the eggs of mullet fish, baked until rosy red and considered a Taiwanese delicacy. If you’d like to sample traditional meat, try some tender pork leg served with rice and shrimp soup, or a chicken roll with rice and barbecue sauce that's packed with flavor.
Vegetarians will find plenty of stalls at Ningxia Market, from popular sticky rice with mushrooms to Taiwanese tofu dishes. Take a bite of taro balls with egg, or enjoy scrumptious rice balls boiled in sugar soup and served with peanut or red bean soup to balance out the sweet flavors.
Herb soup is especially good after you’ve eaten a lot and want to give your digestive system some relief. Yam or taro balls are added to this herb soup to create a traditional Taiwanese dessert, but scrumptious oyster pancakes also beckon — definitely worth the wait in line!
You'll discover Taiwanese food from the perspective of a local as your guide offers recommendations and explains the significance of the dishes in Taiwanese culture.
Your small group returns to MRT Shuanglian Station or you can stay at Ningxia Market to continue exploring (and eating) on your own.