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I currently found some articles that described the night markets in Taiwan, and I believed that these articles are written by Taiwanese. As a reference, you guys may know more about how’s the night markets look like.

Article #1: Hitting the Night Markets

Article #2: Shi Lin Night Market: Offers Dining, Shopping and Entertainment at Cut-rate Prices

Pictures: A popular way to see, shop, smell and eat your way through Taiwan

Published in: on March 9, 2008 at 4:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

Other Night Markets in Taiwan

Southern Part of Taiwan

District Area

Night Market


Famous foods/snacks

Chiayi City

East District

Wunhua Night Market (文化路夜市)

From Jhongshan Rd to Chueiyang Rd

Turkey rice, soy milk, doufuhau, fish’s head, etc

2006/07/01 turned to the 16th park

Kalokfuk Night Market (家樂福夜市)

Bo-ai Rd

·Open every Tueday – Sunday

Chiayi County

Puzih City

Puzih Night Market (朴子夜市)

Near Sec. 1, Sihwei Rd, Guangfusin Rd., and San-an Rd.; next to the sport center

· Only open on Saturday

Dalin Township

Dalin Night Market (大林夜市)

Near Dalin Train station

· Only open on Monday

Minsyong Township

Minsyong Night Market (民雄夜市)

Near Minsyong Temple

· Only open on Monday

Tainan County

Guantian Township

Nuantian Night Market (隆田夜市)

Near Nuantian primary school and sport center

Lioujia Township

Lioujia Night Market (六甲夜市)

Tainan City

West Central District

Wusheng Night Market (武聖夜市)

No.69, Wusheng Rd

Only open on Wednesday and Saturday

North District

Siaobei Night Market (小北夜市)

From the cross-section of Simen Rd to Lin-an Rd

Tan Tsai Noodle, fish congee, eel noodle, etc

West Central District

Huayuan Night Market (花園夜市)

Hai-an Rd and Hewei Rd

·Open on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday

Chenggong Night Market (成功夜市)

Lane 171, Sec. 1, Simen Rd.

· Open on Tuesday and Friday

North District

Tai Dong Night Market (大東夜市)

Linsen Rd.

·Open on Tuesday and Friday

Taitonee Night Market (大統一夜市)

Sec. 4, Sec 311, Simen Rd

· Open on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday

West Central District

Yonghua Night Market (永華夜市)

Yonghua 2st St

·Open on Thursday and Sunday

Tai Tainan Night Market (大台南夜市)

Hai-an Rd

· The biggest night market in Taiwan

Open on Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Kaohsiung City

Cianjin District

Liouhe Night Market (六合夜市)

Liouhe 2nd Rd.

Papaya milk, traditional congee, steamed salty shrimp, etc

Sanmin District

Xin Xeng Night Market (新興夜市)

Nanhua Rd

Mushroom with meat soup, fried corn, ice-shaving, etc

Gushan District

Ruifeng Night Market (瑞豐夜市)

Minglun Rd., Yucheng Rd. and Nanping Rd.

·Monday and Wednesday off

The biggest night market in Kaohsiung City

Lingya District

Guanghua Night Market (光華夜市)

Sanduo Rd. and Guanghua Rd

Singjhong Night Market (興中夜市)

Singjhong Rd. and Wunheng Rd

Kaohsiung County

Gangshan Township

Cingnian Night Market (青年夜市)

Cingnian St

· Open every Thur to Sun

Fongshan City

Guotai Night Market (國泰夜市)

Guotai Rd

· Open every Wednesday, Friday to Sunday

Pingtung County

Pingtung City

Minzu Night Market (民族夜市)

Minzu Rd.

Meat balls, mushroom soup, Chinese rice dumpling, ice-shaving, etc.

Rueiguang Night Market (瑞光夜市)

Eastern Part of Taiwan

Yilan County

Luodong Township

Luodong Night Market (羅東夜市)

Downtown of Luodong

Oar jien, duck meat, meat soup, chicken finger, ect

Hualien County

Hualien City

Beibin Night Market (北濱夜市)

Beibin St

Nanbin Night Market (南濱夜市)

Nanbin Park

Stinky tofu, oar jien, fried salty shrimp, etc

Zihciang Night Market (自強夜市)

Zihciang St

Different kinds of fruit juice

Published in: on March 8, 2008 at 5:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

Night Markets in Middle Taiwan

Middle part of Taiwan

District Area

Night Market


Famous foods/snacks

Taichung City

Central District

Jhonghua Night Market (中華夜市)

Near Gongyuan Rd. and Mincyuan Rd

Meatball, Chinese spring roll, Medicine duck, etc

Situn District

FengJia Night Mareket (逢甲夜市)

Near Fusing Rd. and Wunhua Rd

Zongzi (Chinese rice dumpling), stinky tofu, sausage, etc

Donghai Night Market (東海夜市)

Near Donghai University

Cold chicken finger, etc

South District

Jhongsiao Night Market (忠孝夜市)

Near Guoguang Rd.

Omurice, Medicine duck, etc

Nantou County

Caotun Township

Caoxie Dunrenwen Night Market (草鞋墩人文夜市)

Jhongjheng Rd.

Indian tea, Medicine duck, spiral shells with liquor, etc

Changhua County

Lugang Township

Lugang Night Market (鹿港夜市)

From Lugang Temple to Minzu Rd.

Oyster, Thalassinidea

Yunlin County

Douliou City

Douliou Night Market (斗六夜市)

Published in: on March 7, 2008 at 2:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

Taiwan — Night market @Shida(4)

Salty water chicken (鹹水雞)

There are at least 3 stores that sell salty chicken in Shida night market. But the most popular is sold by an old man. He cut the chickens into little pieces and then put in a big cup. Then serve with chicken soup, pepper, green onion, and ginger. The most special of his chicken is adding Chinese medicines to boil the chicken before. With the chicken soup, it brings out the strong flavor of the Chinese medicines and the taste of chickens. Actually you are able to buy this kind of chicken in any night markets in Taiwan. However this store in Shida night market is the most popular

Shida night market :

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Taiwan — Night market @Shida (3)

Mu Ding Japanese-style ice shaving store (木町日式冰店)


Mu Ding is a dessert store which mainly provides Japanese-style ice shaving. The owner specially brings the syrup from Japan back to Taiwan.

Green tea ice shaving — This is her popular ice shaving. The owner uses the Japanese green tea powder to make jellies, tangyuan, ice-cream. Then serve with red bean and the Japanese syrup. I think their red beans do not dip in sweet-water before, thus all the red beans are not that sweet.

Hawaiian ice shaving – This ice shaving is serving with vanilla ice cream, soda, and four different seasonally fruits. It is not a colorful ice shaving, but also suitable to have it in summer. And it’s healthier than other ice shaving since it does not serve with too much syrup.

Sweet soup with white fungus and lotus nuts – If you do not want to have the cold ice shaving during winter, Mu Ding provides some hot Chinese dessert. This hot tong sui contains white fungus (tremella fuciformis) and lotus nuts which is really healthy and nourishing.

Black glutinous rice – This is one of the desserts that the owner highly recommended. Rich flavors of coconut tong sui and combine with sweet black glutinous rice.

Japanese rice dishes (Japanese: rice dish = “donburi/don” ) – The dessert store not only provide Japanese ice shaving, but also some Japanese rice and noodle dishes for customers. Such as fried pork rice dish (pork don), eel don, udon, etc. These dishes attract a lot of Taiwanese students.


Address: No.50, Longcyuan St., Da-an District, Taipei City 10645, Taiwan (R.O.C.) [next to Lantern Lou Mei] Tel: 02-3365-1680; Service hours: Mon-Sun 11:30-23:30

Tai-one dessert store (臺一牛奶大王)


Tai-one is one of the dessert stores in Shida night market that provide tang yuan. They have different kinds of tang yuan, included both sweet and salt flavors. They also provide ice shaving, but not as famous as Mu Ding.

Red bean soup with tang yuan

Tang yuan with sweet peanut tong sui

Salt flavor’s tang yuan

Ice shaving with chocolate and pudding

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Taiwan – Night market @Shida (2)

 Yaki (車輪蛋糕)

Yaki actually is a Japanese dessert called imagawayaki. In Japan, there are various shapes of the yaki, mainly are depended on the culture of that places.This cake is kind of like cream puff. There are several ingredients of the yaki, the most common is cream butter. They also provide red bean, taro, etc.The size of each yaki is not very big. Thus you are able to have other delicious foods in the night market.

 Candy Apple

Like traditional American candy apple, this store also use green apple and serve caramel outside the apple. Firstly, they will use vinegar and salt water to soak for three hours, in order to keep the nutrition of the apple’s skin. Also it can remove the wax outside the apple and maintain the crispy texture of the apple’s skin. They also provide over 20 flavors of candy apple, such as with strawberries, cotton candy, chocolate bean, gummi bear, oatmeal, etc. Because of the colorful candy apples attract a lot of people.

 Candy apple with fruit hard candies

 Candy apple with oatmeal, honey, and almond

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