Honeymoon in Taiwan: Chapter 15 – Shih Lin Night Market

Taiwan is famous for its night market and the most famous night market in Taiwan is certainly Shih Lin. Ask any tourist who have been to this piece of land, he / she will sure tell you about this night market but not the others. I don’t deny that it’s commercialize and crowded compare to Liao Ning or Shida, but wait, you just can’t find any reason why you dislike this place because it’s truly a food heaven. That’s why we visited here twice.

The first time when we came to Shih Lin, it’s on weekday and raining. Most of the stalls were not open and not many people on the street too. Despite the rain we went on to look at the sight and bought some delicacies but in the end it got heavier, thus we had no choice but to seek shelter.

I love the way the food stalls do their presentation

Say ‘cheese’ for being cheesy

This oyster mee sua has more than 30 years of history but we’re not keen to have a try at all. We had so many before this we wanted to save our stomach for something else instead.

Reason being is because there are many other food that we never see it before. For instance, Taiwan’s version of tempura. It’s not the fried one, but more like our yong tau fu with a special spicy sauce.

Grilled chicken meat roll stuffed with vegetables that we found that it’s so weird, must be the vege that they used

Authentic Shanghai pan-fried pau… awesome!

Because most of the stalls weren’t open during rainy days, so we didn’t get to see much things here. While walking to the MRT station, we passed by a very huge market.

We are as curious like cats, so we went in and discovered it is actually a food court with hundreds of food stalls!

Only if we discover this place earlier, we won’t stuff ourselves with those street food at Shih Lin Night Market. Wait, did I tell you that this food court is also call Shih Lin Market? Look at the giant pork sausage they have here, it’s so tempting.

Big crackers wrapped small crackers… sounds similar to Big sausage wrapped small sausage. But this one come with many different flavours like peanut, yam, curry, spicy, sesame and chicken floss.

We told each other no matter what, we must come back to Shih Lin again before we leave Taiwan. And so, we’re here for dinner on our last night. We must have forgot it’s Saturday night, the food court was so crowded not to mention we were carrying many stuff. But we’re still glad that we managed to get a table for two.

We must now eat like a king as this is our last dinner in Taipei. Oyster omelette, pork liver soup, devil soup… are all on our table.

The most special dish is this thing called ‘coffin toast’. I have no idea why is it called coffin but base on our analysis, it is most probably because there is a hole in the middle of a thick toast to fill in all the ingredients. We tried this once in Malaysia which cannot be compare to Taiwan’s version. The toast isn’t soggy at all.

After filling up our stomach, we went for a walk at the street. It’s as crowded as the food court earlier with more stalls as well. This particular stall looks interesting to us.

Herb juice = my juice

Uncle was busy grilling the pepper pork bun that we love so much.

Looking at these photos now make me miss Taiwan and what it has. So I can only go to Sri Rampai pasar malam on every Thursday to make myself happy, and keep on talking about Taiwan everytime i do, but… only if I am staying in Taiwan…


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