Night Market

Tags: cuisine | food | Night Market | tourism

Next to these Chinese delicacies, the enormous variety of typical Taiwanese snacks is unique in the world and most perfectly illustrates the important place that the food culture takes into the lives of the Taiwanese people. Famous and unique Taiwanese snacks range from oyster omelets to fried rice noodles, tempura, Tainan Tan-tze noodles, Taiwanese spring rolls, rice tube pudding, and braised pork rice. Food is cheap and delicious, and by no means inferior, while each specialty gives you an insight in the people of the area it originates from. Typical Taiwanese snacks are found everywhere, but Taiwan's night markets in particular, each night market having its own traditions and characteristics, are the places where these snacks can be found in abundance. Trying out these snacks, tourists will be able to learn about different specialties, cultures and people from different areas, adding a whole new perspective to traveling.


Famous night markets in Taiwan:


Night Market Characteristics Pictures Location
Keelung Night Market The cuisine in Keelung Temple street night market is very famous, for example: pot-edged pancake soup, shaved ice, Tenpura, fried sandwiches, bean noodle thick soup,and shrimp Taiwanese balls.
Miaokou Night Market, Keelung
Photo by: Hsiao Ching-Liang

Amiable and friendly hospitality
Photo by: Yu Jian-Far

Bubble sherbet is best taken as dessert

Ding-Bian-Cuo, a traditional dish from Fukien, contains at least nine ingredients
The cuisine stands on Ren 3rd Rd. near the Dianji Temple in Keelung City and on Ai 4th Rd.
Shihlin Night Market There are various cuisine in the night market, including steak, hot stuffed dumplings, little cake wrapped in big cake, sliced noodles, lever soup, squid thick soup, oyster omelets…etc.
Shihlin Night Market
Photo by: Guan Chun Company
Along Wenlin Rd., Dadong Rd., and Anping Rd.
Raohe Street Night Market This is the first tourist night market in Taiwan, and the total length is about 600 meters.

Rao-He Night Market
Photo by: Guan Chun Company
There are many herb-steamed sparerib restaurants here, which provides a good opportunity for nourishment in winter.

Intersection of Sec. 4, Bade Rd. and Fuyuan St. in Taipei City to Ciyou Temple on Bade Rd.
Huaxi Night Market This is the most famous tour night market in Taiwan, which attracts many foreigners and natives for sightseeing. The famous cuisine includes snake meal and snake wine, pot-edged pancake soup, salty rice pudding, fresh water turtle meal, seafood, etc.
Huaxi Night Market
Between Xiyuan Rd. and Huanhe S. Rd. in Taipei City.
Jingmei Night Market Many vendors and shops selling hardware, cassettes, clothes, and accessories are gathered in the 30-years-old Jing-mei old street. Moreover, there is a "Jing-mei Public Market" of various food and beverage stands and shops on Jing-mei new street.   Jingmei St., Taipei City.
Tonghua Street Night Market You can go eating and shopping at the same time. There are plenty of groceries sold on Linchiang Street, the way to get there is to go on Keelung Road and turn to Linchiang Street, then pass Tong-hua , which is the part with stores of clothes and quilts.   Between Sec. 4, Shinyi Rd. and Sec. 2, Jilung Rd. in Taipei City.
Lianning Night Market The famous cuisine includes goose, seafood, rice tube pudding, sandwich from Middle East, oyster omelets, marinated vegetables and meat. Besides, the alleys near Liou-Ning Street stand many featured coffee shops and restaurants. That's why this area is named "coffee street".   Between Changan E. Rd. and Jungshing senior high school in Taipei City.
Hsinnan Night Market A night market with wide road and neat stores, there are various shaved ice stores here, which forms the main feature of the market. Moreover, there are many grocery stores selling various kinds of low-priced goods in this market.   Consist of Shinyi St. and Lane 410, Jingshin St. in Junghe City, Taipei County.
Hsinchuan Night Market The cuisine here like mushroom and meat thick soup, red bean cake, Taiwanese meatballs, cake, oyster thin noodles, shrimp thick soup are talked by everyone's lips. The trace of hundred years of history is hidden among the streets and alleys, for example, ancient remains, and shops of hundred years like blacksmith workshop to-fu factories, old brand cake store…etc.   Situated on the back of the Hsin-Chuan junior high school, on Hsin-Chuan Rd., Hsin-Chuan City, Taipei County.
Nanya Night Market There's a 30-years-old ceremonial arch in the entrance of the market, the position of the stores are settled neatly here. Among them, most are food stores, only few are clothes and grocery stores.   In Nanya E Rd., Banchiau City, Taipei County.
Hsinming Night Market Almost all of the stores are of history. Visitors can try various snacks and buy noted products of Taiwan here. All kinds of hardware, groceries, Hong Kong and Korean clothes, shoes, hats, stockings are available here.   On Shinming Rd. between Jungyang W. Rd. and Mintzu Rd. in Jungli City, Taoyuan County.
Chenghuang Temple Night Market Most of the old stands in Cheng-huang Temple are of 50-years-old history, the famous snacks here are Hsin-chu meat balls, pork balls, spring rolls, braised pork rice, cuttlefish thick soup, rice noodles, and cow tongue shaped cakes.   Cheng-huang Temple and fa-lian shrine square.
Chunghua Night Market It gathers all kinds of Taiwan cuisines, including Taiwanese snacks, Taichung meatballs, spring rolls, angelica ducks, oyster omelet, meat thick soup, rice pudding, Singapore sparerib soup.   On Junghua Rd.,near Gungyuan Rd. and Mintzu Rd., Taichung City.
Fengchia Night Market "Low pries, all included” is the main feature, and it sells several of cuisines, clothes and accessories.
People walk in the Feng Chia Night Market
Photo by: Rick Yi, Taiwan News

Duck meat sandwich, a mini version of roasted Peking duck
Photo by: Rick Yi, Taiwan News

An old hawker prepares “Bloody rice cake”
Photo by: Rick Yi, Taiwan News

A woman serves “Oden,” a Japanese winter dish
Photo by: Rick Yi, Taiwan News

Turkish ice cream is a not-to-be-missed dessert
Photo by: Rick Yi, Taiwan News
On Fushing Rd., Fengjia Rd.and Wenhua Rd.,between Sec. 2, Shituen Rd. and Shian St.,Taichung City.
Tunghai VillaHight Market The stores are fixed here, most of them offer food and beverage, others offer clothes and daily necessities here. There's an "Art Street" On the Kuo-chi Street a parted from Tung-hai Villa by Chung-kang Road, the shops on the street are very unique, which are antique shops, tea shops, and coffee shops.   The hottest section is the intersection of Dungyuan Lane and Shinshing Rd. in Thichung City.
The food of Lugang The cuisines of Lugang includes seafood like sturgeon, eel, oyster, bivalve, river shrimp, and Chinese oyster, and desert like bird-eye cake, lard cake, cow tongue shaped cakes, shortcake, peanut candy, Chinese bread…etc. Among these shops, Yu-chen chai had operated from Ching dynasty for one hundred years.
Lukang (Lugang) Night Market
Photo by: Lu Horng Yueh-Yun
Lugang Jen, Changhua County.
Wenhua Night Market Thousand of venders gather here, and there are various cooked cuisine. Among these cuisines,” fountain chicken rice", "Kuo-jing-chen flat noodles soup" and "fried preserved cabbage and shrimp egg" are the famous dishes.   At fountain traffic circle on Jungshan Rd. extend to Chuei-yang Rd., Chiayi City.
Hsjaopei Night Market This night market is nice and neat, and every stand has its own number. There are many kinds of cuisine, including sea food, coffin cakes, pot-edged pancake soup, Eel noodles, spearfish simmered by soy bean sauce and sugar, thick soup of meat, sticky tofu.
High-flying banners at each stall show off the logos for the booth at Tainan's Flowers Night Market

Mahjong Bingo is the most popular game in the entertainment area of Flowers Night Market
At the intersection of Shimen Rd. and Lin-an Rd., Tainan City.
Liuhr Night Market Dainties of all lands and seas, food and beverage, special products are all available here, and the plentiness of flavorful food of Liu-hr Night Market is famous in Taiwan. Among these cuisine, papaya milk, salt-steamed shrimp are the main feature.
Night market scenery
Photo by: Lo Chung-Kuang
Liu-hr Rd., Kaohsiung City.
Hsinshing Night Market There are many cuisines in the night market. Besides, clothes shops, shoes shops get very closely here, many shops and stands have twenty-years-old history, like liao-li sparerib soup, fried mutton, mushroom and meat thick soup of pei-gang…etc.
Food stalls at the night market
Photo by: Hsu Yu-Tsai
Nanhua Rd., Kaohsiung City.
Mintsu Rd. Night Market This night market has history for seventy years, and it is the paradise for gluttons. The cuisine includes spearfish thick soup, mushroom and meat thick soup, meatballs of Pingtung, vegetarian gelatin, stick rice dumping, refreshed taro…etc.
Strolling night market together
Photo by: Houng Ning-Houng
On Mintzu Rd.,under Fushing Rd. bridge, in Pingtung City.
Luotung Night Market he native cuisines including salty rice macaroni, smoked ducks, meat thick soups ,lung-feng legs, tofurolls ,thick rice noodles, seafood, sausage stuffed pork and sweet potato powder, sausage stuffed tofu, oyster omelet…etc.
Crowds at the night market
Photo by: Ye Chao-Cing
At the center of Luodung Jen and around Jungshan Park in Yilan County.



Texts are provided by Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation & Communications, R.O.C.

Images are provided by Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation & Communications, R.O.C. and Council for Cultural Affairs, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.

Video is provided by Council for Cultural Affairs , Executive Yuan, R.O.C.