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Hit the night markets for food in Taiwan I

05-17-2011 09:09 BJT

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Never have I seen such enthusiasm for night markets. There is a night market for food in nearly every city in Taiwan. People flock to where the markets are located whenever night falls. And then, the party begins.

I visited three night markets during my stay in Taiwan, and my first stop was the Shilin night market, which is the largest and most popular of its kind throughout the island. The market is divided into several sections according to its business range. But my main interest was food.

Taiwan is in the subtropical and tropical zone that is rich in fruit production. Fresh fruit juice is at its best here.


One of the most well-known Taiwan snacks is the oyster omelet. There are numerous kiosks selling oyster omelets, but they come with different sauces that are usually secret family recipes.


The Shilin night market in Taipei is a favorite dining place for residents and tourists alike.

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