My favorite thing about Taipei, without debate, is the large amount of night markets spread throughout the city. No one does night markets like Taiwan. My very first night in Taipei, I paid a visit to Ningxia Night Market where I enjoyed a bowl of Lu Rou Fan (minced meat over rice) and noodles. Throughout my week in Taipei, I also visited to Raohe, Shilin, and Keelung night market as well as Shenkeng Old Street and for stinky tofu.
My favorite thing I ate was the hujiao bing or Fuzhou Pepper Buns at Raohe Street Market. These buns are so good I think I had a religious experience while eating my first one and subsequently came back the next day to eat two more. I also stuffed my face on Lu Rou Fan, shaved ice, countless bowls of noodles and milk tea.
While Raohe was my favorite night market, Keelung was a close second. After watching Anthony Bourdain’s visit to Taiwan, I made sure to stop in Keelung and enjoy an oyster omelet and the best prok bao I have ever had in my life.
Overall, a trip to Taipei’s night markets should be #1 on everyone’s list. It’s worth a trip to Taiwan alone. I’m so grateful I had a chance to stuff my face and can’t wait to visit again soon 😀