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Visit Night Market to Experience Taiwan Culture and Delicious Local Food

by Audrey Hazel
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The night market is one of Taiwan’s culture, and it is a must-experience for foreign tourists. You can eat delicious local food when visiting the night market.


Taoyuan, Taiwan (Merxwire) – Thinking about the characteristics of Taiwan, what do you think of? Beautiful views, warm people, or delicious food? Everything is! In addition, Taiwan’s nightlife is also impressed by many travelers. You might think that everyone fell asleep after 9 pm, but in Taiwan, the lively life is about to begin. Dance halls, bars, and night markets await customers.

Taiwan Features: Night Market

Regarding the night market, anyone who has visited Taiwan will praise Taiwan as a food paradise. When you ask international tourists which Taiwanese cuisine they like, they may not be able to answer because they are all delicious! Xiaolongbao, Bubble milk tea, Oyster omelet, and all kinds of night market food are very delicious.

In Taiwan, you can find delicious dishes, and there are many kinds of dishes. In addition to Chinese dishes, you can also find Italian restaurants, French restaurants, and Japanese restaurants. The most special thing is that after dinner, people will go for a walk with family or friends on the street. Going to the night market has become one of the entertainment items suitable for the whole family and the source of late-night supper.

Taoyuan Dayan Market is prosperous at night. (Photo via Merxwire)

The famous Taiwan night market

Every county and city in Taiwan has famous night markets, such as Roche Street Night Market in Taipei, Dayan Market in Taoyuan, Feng Chia Night Market in Taichung, and Liuohe Tourist Night Market in Kaohsiung. The night market witnessed Taiwanese cuisine and also witnessed booming consumption power. Visitors to the night market can not only enjoy snacks but also learn about Taiwanese culture.

Night markets in different regions have local characteristics. For example, since Kaohsiung is a seaport city, Liuohe Tourist Night Market in Kaohsiung has many seafood dishes. However, the area of ​​the Taiwan island is small, and there are many chain food stands, so you will also see repeated food stands in different night markets.

Why does Taiwan have a night market culture? Taiwan has many ethnic groups, so the variety of food has increased. In addition to competing with each other during the day, vendors also seek business opportunities at night. When all kinds of food stands gather together at night and bring consumers, it gradually forms a night market.

Hot pot noodles are popular delicacies at Dayan Night Market. (Photo via Merxwire)

Must-eat night market food

What are the must-eat night market delicacies when visiting Taiwan? Bubble milk tea, Oyster omelet, Taiwanese fried chicken, Taiwanese kabob, Meatball, Bowl rice cake, etc., are common delicacies in night markets! These are the authentic delicacies in Taiwan, which have different tastes from food in other countries.

Bubble milk tea is made by adding Tapioca pearl to milk tea. You can experience special chewy while drinking milk tea. It is very creative and attracts many stores to invest or learn. Nowadays, Bubble milk tea can be drunk in many countries, such as Japan, South Korea, and the United States. They also add Tapioca pearl to different drinks to get a unique taste and chewy.

Oyster omelet uses batter and oyster to cook on the frying pan. Deep-fried chicken steak and Taiwanese fried chicken have crispy skin and juicy meat, which is more delicious with special pepper. There is also Taiwanese kabob. Different meat or vegetables are seasoned and then barbecued. The taste is fascinating. Meatball and Bowl rice cake are both popular foods in early Taiwan. They are made by wrapping meat and egg yolks in flour.

Want to know more about Taiwanese cuisine and specialties? Although the world is restricted now, you may have the opportunity to visit Taiwan in the future. Please don’t forget to experience the night market culture and eat night market food.

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