Taipei Night Markets

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The first of the many Taipei night-market stops was ShiLin Night Market… I didn’t even know where to begin with the overwhelming amount of Chinese food that, even with my being Chinese, was foreign. As you may know, Chinese food (along with language) is very regional and this is evident (along with Japanese influence) in Taipei.

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In addition to the plethora of food, there are games for both children and adults to win prizes- just like an amusement park. Some markets are open during the day, with food carts and stalls lined on the street and store fronts opened, but at night it completely changes. Crowded shopping on the streets, vendors yelling for attention, shopping and food stalls fill the middle of the street and the crowd of people enjoying the experience brings an incredible energy. Night markets generally run 6pm-2am, everynight! The markets of Taipei (and Taiwan) are definitely the place to go whether a local or a tourist.

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So many prizes!

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People and food!

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Stinky Tofu is famous in Taipei..and you can find it everywhere!

2 Responses to “Taipei Night Markets”

  1. Megan says:

    What does stinky tofu taste like?

  2. Tiffany says:

    It tastes like stink.. like rotten.. if you can imagine what rotten would taste like. But for some strange reason I don’t think it tastes that bad! Typically one of those acquired tastes or love/hate things.

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