One of the highlights of Taipei is their night markets. Not only can you find a wide variety of street foods, you can also have a sense of the local food culture as the night markets are equally popular for locals and tourists. Among the night markets in Taipei, the most popular are namely Shilin and Shida night markets. You can use this list of hotels that is located nearby as a consideration for your stay.
Here are some of the must eat food that you should try if you are heading down. We have provided all important information such as the MRT locations, time of operations, and also a useful map for your download. Many of the recommended food are also popular with their locals, so in this sense, you will also get a simple insight into the food culture of the locals at Taipei night markets.
Shilin Night Market 士林夜市
MRT: Jiantan or Shilin (Red Line)
Address: No. 101, Jīhé Rd, Shilin District
Shilin Night Market is the most popular night market in Taipei. It is very popular among tourists and is also one of the biggest night market with a wide variety of food and number or stalls. You can also find some popular theme hotels here.
Must try food at Shilin Night Market
1) Meat Bun 生煎包
2) Fried chicken cutlet 雞排
3) Giant sausages 大香腸
4) Fried prawn cracker郭家蔥油餅
5) Vermicelli, mian xian 麵線
6) Fried omelette
7) Squid in sauce -忠誠號-生炒花枝
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Shilin Map and directions
You can take the MRT down to either Shilin or Jiantan station. From there, walk along Wenlin Main Road and you can reach Shilin Night Market in about 10 minutes.
Shida Night Market 師大夜市
MRT: Taipei Power Building Station (Green Line)
Address: No. 18, Lane 39, Shīdà Rd, Daan District
Shida Night Market is the next most popular night market in Taipei. It is very popular amongst youngsters because of the close proximity to many Universities nearby. At Shida, you can also find many shops that sell trendy clothes for the younger crowd. So you can eat and shop at the same time. Like Shilin, you can expect this place to be very crowded, especially during peak season and weekends.
Must try food at Shida Night Market
1) Ice desserts – 老天天愛玉粉圓冰
2) Bean Curd- 北港豆花
3) Thai Style Grill- 珍品味泰式炭烤
4) Mango Crepes- 阿諾可麗餅
5) Soup Noodles- 師大米粉湯
6) Popiah – 馬力潤餅捲
7) Marinated food- 健康滷味
Shida Map and directions
Alight at Taipower Building Station and walk along Shida Road. You should reach in ten minutes and the blue area indicate the Night market.
Have fun with the night market in Taipei. Be sure also to do a weather check before heading down to the night markets because if it rains, you will be left with a very frustrated and cumbersome experience, especially in these 2 very crowded place.
Do also share with us if you have any recommended food in the comments section.
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