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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Taiwan – Night market @Shida (1)

The foods in each Taiwanese night market are pretty much the same. However each night market has some foods which are more popular and more delicious than other night markets.

Xu’s Sheng Jian Bao

Fried Bun (Sheng Jian Bao, Chinese: 生煎包)

This is one of the popular foods in Shida night market(師大路夜市). The ingredients are cabbage and pork. This bun is a little bit like “fried xiao long bao”. Unlike other dry traditional Chinese bun, this bun has a juicy filling. The outside has served with sesame that makes the bun smell much better. The juicy fillings and the crispy texture of the bun become a popular food of this store. The bun best eat in hot, otherwise the skin will become oily. But be careful with the juicy filling.

The store provides a unique spicy sauce that makes the bun more delicious. But if you do not like spicy food I think it is delicious without any sauce as well.

In order to control the large amount of people and be more organized, the store has a machine that gives every customer a ticket. Address: No.24, Longcyuan St., Da-an District, Taipei City 10645, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Tel: 02-2223-1861. Service Hours: 16:00 – 23:00

Lantern Lou Mei (燈籠滷味)

Lou mei is one of the traditional foods in China and Taiwan. The popular of this store is according to their special soy sauce which is neither too salty nor tasteless. You are able to choose any fresh foods from the chat. The more you pick, the expensive will be, fair enough!

There are bean, Chinese mushroom, Chinese noodle, chicken’s kidney, chicken wing, meat balls, sausage, pepper, cabbage, green bean, etc. You can choose anything that you like.

Address: No.52, Longcyuan St., Da-an District, Taipei City 10645, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

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Taiwan – Night market @Shilin (1)

 Shilin Night Market

There are numerous night markets in Taiwan. In every night market, there are various traditional snacks, foods, soup and beverages, such as oar jien, oar mī-sòaⁿ, green onion pancake, tempura, different kinds of Chinese traditional buns, etc, there are different kinds of categories. All the foods in night markets are delicious and not expensive. These night markets attract millions of visitors.

Shilin night market is the biggest night market in Taipei City.

Shilin night market commercial:


[Subtitle]: Shilin night market starts at the famous temple in Taipei City. In the night market, there are various traditional and delicious foods. It also includes different kinds of entertainments. [Voice-over]: Shilin night market becomes one of the cultural norms for Taiwan people and all visitors, this is also a place that for you to shop and eat at night.

 Bun in a Bun (Da Bing Bao Xiao Bing, Chinese: 大餅包小餅)

Da Bing Bao Xiao Bing is one of the popular snacks in Shilin night market. “Da Bing” in Chinese means a bigger bun, and “Xiao Bing” means a smaller bun. The reason that it calls bun in a bun is because inside it, there is a crispy bun, this is the ‘xiao bing.” Outside it will wrap by a Chinese wrap, which becomes the ‘da bing.” There are various flavors of this snack, both sweet and salt, sweet have black sesame, peanuts, taro, red bean, mung bean, etc, and salty included curry, spicy, etc.  Sweet flavors are more popular in general; however, I think that curry is not bad too. When you come to Shilin night market, this is one of the foods that you must try.

Da Bing Bao Xiao Bing:

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