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Street food Hunting – Shilin Night Market @ Taipei

by Taufulou

If you are in Taiwan, and you love street food or some street shopping and enjoy bargaining then, there is one place that you must not miss. It is not only famous to tourist but also locals, most of the time, this night market is sardine packed with people and if you do go there during their summer break or school holiday you can just expect to be push around. Shilin Market is one of the biggest and most famous night market in Taipei District. Easy access from public transportation that you can stop by at Shilin Night Market Station and the night market is located just opposite it.

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This is one of the biggest junction that I have came accross. Lets start off with our very first food hunting. Please be aware that this post involves alot of food and drinks that might harm your eye sight and make a lil damage on your stomach.

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Fish ball and fried squid for that kind of size, guess how much you have to pay? Its chewy, very cripsy from the outside.

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Then we got introduce that there is one of the best fried chicken among so many stalls in this area which is stall no 5+. Once you walked into this big food market you will see a long que and that would certainly be the fried chicken stall.

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Nono and Jennifer were helping us to be in the line while we were busy taking pictures. It took us about 15 minutes wait because the people in the line just do not buy one, at least 3 pcs per pax.

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For such a huge piece of crispy fried chicken it cost only NT50

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After buy it, we were brought inside the food market and I got shock to see how many food stalls are there cramping in this area. So pack and so many food to see. That makes it more than 500 food stalls around this area itself which have not include the main shopping streets of Shilin streets there.

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We were brought to stall 441 which is recommended by Mary’s brother and his friend that this stall serve good Fried Oyster or ‘Oh Jian’

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Besides selling that, they also do have smelly/sticky taufu available in fried or spicy soup version.

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Spicy soup version.

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Fried version.

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Fried oyster here is certainly different from what we have in Malaysia but its something similar. Ours will taste abit jelly’ish but theirs is more on beaten egg that pours on top of the hot plate, fried and wraps it.

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The main difference is that they do add on sauce on top of the Fried Oyster. The sauce turns out to be good, spicy, smooth in texture with a bit of lime sour eat along with the smooth fried oyster is something I do not mind to have the whole plate alone.

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Oyster in there are moderate in size but for the price we are paying, we consider it cheap. One plate for around NT50 which have at least 6-7 oyster.

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Angeline 11/10/2010 - 4:50 pm

I love it, will go for food hunting!

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Caroline 11/10/2010 - 4:50 pm

food heaven here. regret open this at this time! T.T oh nice can celebrate bday too! 😉

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eiling 11/10/2010 - 4:52 pm

wah that’s a lot of food stalls… i also wanna go…

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mimid3vils 11/10/2010 - 5:00 pm

Bok, it’s too much of food lah!!!!

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J 11/10/2010 - 5:14 pm

omg. TOO MANY people – t’s almost scary!.
(Hmmmm… but the food looks so tempting….but I hope the puppies are not for eating!…)

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vialentino 11/10/2010 - 5:57 pm

wah…love shilin market so much…miss this place liow…lots of nice food here

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lechua 18/10/2010 - 3:26 pm

wah alot of interesting foooddd…. ei got naan also. & get to play games summore

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Taufulou 19/10/2010 - 9:10 am

it is also eh.. yeah, it was kinda shock also when i see got nan there.. and that guy can speak mandarin better than me also

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Alice 22/10/2010 - 4:21 pm

Interesting!!! Can’t wait to see more blogpost from your Taiwan trip..
Thanks for sharing so much valuable info !

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Taufulou 24/10/2010 - 2:46 pm

ehhehe..sure sure.. glad that you like it..;d

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