Night markets are among Taiwan’s most distinctive tourism industries. Offering a wide variety of cheap and delicious snacks, brightly lit food stalls stretch along the entire street, beaconing throngs of people every single night.
Meghan, an American blogger, was fascinated by this food paradise the first time she experienced Taiwan’s night market culture, recording these much-coveted street snacks through her camera lens.
At the Shilin Night Market, curiosity leads her to boldly taste snacks such as pig’s blood cake, stewed pork ribs, braised pork rice, soup dumplings, and even the stinky tofu that makes many foreigners cringe. Surprisingly, after tasting it, she loved it, saying: “It tastes completely different from the smell! I want to try it again.”
The other snack that won her over was “bingbing” (shaved ice), saying: “I’ve always liked sweet stuff. These are cheap, big bowls with lots of ingredients on top of the ice. It’s super worth it.” Addicted, she just couldn’t get enough of it and actually ran to two different “bingbing” stalls to get some more.
Surprised by her first experience, Taipei’s night market snacks opened up Meghan ’s taste buds as she wandered through the crowds of Shilin Night Market’s lively atmosphere. There are always surprises to explore here, as her camera captures all the excitement in the air.