Thursday, July 28, 2016

Things to Do: Shilin Night Market, Taipei, Taiwan


Shilin Night Market  Located just outside the MRT JianTan Station.  A triangular section of wide pedestrian lanes makes this an easy market to maneuver.  It is the most popular night market in town.  The story is that items get cheaper the farther away you get from the entrance, so take time to look before you buy.  The don’t-miss item here is fermented stinky tofu, which you will recognize easily when you smell it.  I think it looks as bad as it smells.  The one person in our group brave enough to put it in her mouth did not like it, and the rest of us stayed far away from her.  More fragrant and inexpensive Taiwanese snacks include oyster omelets, fried rice noodles, tempura, spring rolls, rice tube pudding, and Tainan Danzai noodles.  The big souvenir hit with our group was cute cat socks from Korea.  A new Market Building has a basement food hall.  

entrance to Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
entrance to Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan

fruit stand at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
fruit stand at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan

drink stand at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
drink stand at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan

food stall at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
food stall at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan

fishing for shrimp at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
fishing for shrimp at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan

stinky tofu at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
stinky tofu at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan

throngs at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
throngs at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan

cute cat socks from Korea at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
cute cat socks from Korea at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan

balloon arcade game at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
balloon arcade game at Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan

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