What Taiwan is known for: Night Markets. Visit to Linjiang Street Night Market 臨江街觀光夜市

If you are in Taiwan, a visit to a night market is a must see. It’s part of the culture. It’s Asian. It’s great bargains and fantastic food.

I finally made it to a night market with a camera and some patience on a not so steamy night. This is my neighborhood night market, Linjiang Street.

In full disclosure, I am a bad night market shopper. I am easily irritated by the crowds, the heat and the noise. I pay the asking price and don’t haggle much. I am also too shy to stick the camera in people’s face! So really the pictures do not do the night market justice. The market is so much more than just food! I hope you will enjoy them as I did – with much love to you!

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Grilled stick food. Anything on a stick.

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Mysterious stewed food. Looks like chicken feet, gizzards and tripes.

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Steamed egg cups. Steamed fish cakes, tofu, seafood.

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Stinky tofu. Did not try it though. Still being cautious with my system.

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More grilled stick food. They labeled the food for those “Americans” like me: chicken necks, gizzards, hearts, legs, blood sausages, tofu, German sausages, Taiwanese sausages, bacon wrapped sausages, and shiitake mushrooms. Do you notice a theme here?

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Cake made using animals-shaped and apparently gun-shaped molds. This is hugely popular with the kids.

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Grilled corn, a childhood and adulthood favorite of mine. Yum!!

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Sashimi at the night market! It’s fresh and it’s cheap. Didn’t I blog about how cheap sashimi is here in Taiwan? Heaven!

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Fresh cut up fruits: wax apples, passion fruits, Taiwanese melons, guavas, cherry tomatoes with plum, sapodilla, white meat dragon fruits, watermelons, and pineapples. I LOVE this. I HEART these fruits.

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Bigger than your face steak! At 14 ounces for $199NT or less than $7US.

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Red bean cake

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Taiwanese sausages

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This is grilled pork sold by folks from one of the Taiwanese aboriginal tribes

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Another stinky tofu stand where they serve the mala, 麻辣,version of it. This is from Szechuan 四川, China. Oh, they also sell duck blood.

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One of the many arcades

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People browsing

The night market is located on Linjiang Street and Tonghua Street in the Daan District of Taipei City.

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pcorbanese

I am a New Yorker who flies home to Taiwan in the Summer. I absolutely believe food is one of the most pleasurable things in life. Hence, my chronicle of anticipated glorious food experiences.

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