Taipei night market food — Top 18 best Taipei street food night market you should try
If you’re traveling on your own, the easiest approach to handle a supper problem is to go to a night market and eat a variety of great street cuisine. The night markets in Taiwan in general, and Taipei in particular, are run by traditional restaurants that have remained untouched through time and by generations. They work together to refresh the food associated with Taipei culture and convert it into affordable but excellent street food. The sweet, cold flavor of bubble milk tea or the aromatic aroma of oyster omelet will not disappoint guests who experience Taiwanese food. These delectable foods may be found at Taipei’s night markets. Now, let’s have a look at our Taipei night market food guide, which includes the top 10 greatest Taipei street food night markets you really must taste.
Grilled mushrooms is one of the diners favorite snacks at the night markets. A huge of King Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus eryngii Chicken) like adult wrist, is covered with a layer of brown sauce, then slowly grilled on the charcoal until cooked. Although the outer skin layer is shrinking, it is slightly tough, but the mushroom inside is very crunchy, yummy chewing.
You can choose the light spicy of chili powder, or add seaweed for the full flavor. Fresh mushrooms and sweet, so aromatic, makes you want to eat forever. A portion of mushrooms cost about $2.15.
Change the taste a little, then you can choose fried batter shiitake mushrooms. The thin batter layer, just enough to cover a small mushroom, so you can eat forever without insatiable. The smell of shiitake mushrooms is characteristic, no need to added sauce or any kind of spices also make you fascinated.
Besides, the wheat gluten (Seitan) – the familiar vegetarian food – a quite good food when will be deep fried. However, if you want to taste a round of food around the night market, you should only order a small part, or two, three people buy a meal to avoid to be satiated. A normal part is priced at around $1.71.
Grilled lobster with cheese, fatty and aromatic is one of the most expensive foods at Taipei night markets, with an average price of $8.56/portion. The flesh of lobster is quite fresh and sweet, the thick cheese layer will satisfies the eaters who love fatty taste.
Grilled sea snails
Soft-boiled sea snails impaled on a string and grilled over charcoal entice guests with the freshness of Taiwanese seafood. The cost of a snail skewer is $2.57. If you get the opportunity to visit Taipei, this is one of the greatest meals you should not miss.
The grilled squid is the most popular and beloved among the many grilled seafood meals available in Taipei night markets. Fresh squid will be roasted over charcoal till medium cooked but not dry, very aromatic. Diners may eat with their original flavor to experience the freshness and sweetness of the squid meat, or they can dip in the sauces. The average price per squid is 60 – 100 TWD ($1.95 – $3.25).
In addition, there are also grilled squid skewers, very soft, soaked in spices because the seller always brush up sauce. A large squid skewer, price of $3.42, enough for 2 people to eat to satiated.
Not only at the Taipei night markets, but you can also find “The king snack of Taiwan” in many places in the city – The grilled sausage served with fragrant garlic. Sausage added more fat, the taste like Chinese sausage but much easier to eat, just a bite will make you want to eat forever. Price for a skewer about $0.86.
Tanghulu (Candied Fruit Covered / Sugar Coating) – Chinese Candied Fruit on a Stick
Most Taiwanese people connect the deliciousness of Candied Fruit Lollipops with their youth (Tanghulu). Tanghuru kernels are typically produced from fruits such as kiwi, strawberries, raisins, and even chocolate, but the most frequent is still hawthorn. The brilliant red color of each candy not only attracts to many diners but also to the locals, since it represents good luck and wishes for good things. Tanghulu skewers are often priced between 30 TWD (more than $0.97) and more.
After cleaning, fresh oysters will be coarsely diced and combined with potato batter and tapioca. The oysters will next be combined with an egg and finely sliced cabbage. When diners request this meal, it will be served hot. The chef will heat the skillet over high heat before distributing the eggs in a circular, somewhat thick shape over it.
The chef can add some spices and sauces to add increase the flavor to the dish, depending on the private recipe. According to many visitors, the restaurant at 198-22 on Minsheng Road, Datong District is a well-known address for enjoying this dish.
Surely many people will hesitate to eat this dish by its name, and stinky tofu is also compared to the “weight” of taste like durian. The way to make this dish also is as special as its name and taste.