Hawker, Taiwan, Travel

Taiwan Day 6 – Shih Lin Nightmarket

December 20, 2010

My 40D will need to be sent in for warranty so I think for the next week or so, I won’t be able to capture any shots. Hopefully it will be ready by the time Kayden’s Birthday party. I think my Taiwan travelogue has been hanging for quite awhile, this is probably going to be the 2nd last post as we reached the last night at Taiwan, and as everyone always said, you haven’t been to Taiwan if you have not step foot onto the Shih Lin Night Market.

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There’s 2 MRT station that’s within walking distance to the night market, the nearer station is called Jiantan, and just across the road is the area where all the food stalls of Shih Lin night market is located.

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When we were walking out of the station, we thought that we were lost because there’s no food stall around the night market, just shops and stalls selling clothes, shoes and pets. We only found out much later that the authorities have moved the food stalls to another side of the street.

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It was only until we saw this sign that we could confirmed that we are at the right place.

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Haven’t been to so many night markets during this trip, I have to say that this is definitely the bestest ever in Taiwan, and for once, there’s something that I could buy, which is…

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Sports Shoes! From Nike to Adidas to Asics and much more. Both of us got a pair of Adidas for only RM120/pair.

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More shops around selling ladies shoes, clothing from Korea and very much more. And as usual, despite a Monday night, it’s still packed with people.

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May spending some time looking around for fake eyelashes.

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After some shopping, we head to some of the remaining food stalls to hunt for dinner.

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Haven’t really tasted the Chicken Chop in Taiwan, I joined the crowd to queue up here.

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Chicken Wings, 3 pieces for NTD55.

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Deliciously looking Chicken Chop calling my name. It’s about NTD60 per piece, which is almost the same that we have here in KL.

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Another must eat is of course, Ah Zhong Mien Xien (Mee Suah).

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The sifu preparing our bowl for us. Do take note that it’s self service and each bowl is around NTD50.

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A deliciously looking bowl of Mee Suah, which is by far the best mee suah that we have tasted around Taiwan.

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Some locals enjoying their mee suah. The deco is very much alike the Shih Lin here.

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May enjoying the Ah Zhong Mee Suah.

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We walked further into the night market but find nothing else to get. So just some time to sight seeing.

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And also get conned into getting NTD1500 worth of fruits that we can get locally.

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A last look before we leave the night market.

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The longest queue to get the XXXL Fried Chicken. It’s one of the pretty famous stall in Shih Lin. After eating mine earlier, I took a rain check on this.

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After scouting around the Shih Lin food court, we ended up eating at this stall that sells Beef Noodles and a few more other dishes. Plus, it’s the stall with the most number of customers.

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This is what we ordered, Pork Ribs, Chicken Drumstick in Sesame Oil and a bowl of Roasted Beef Noodles.

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Big pots of everything, very much like a Bak Kut Teh stall.

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Seems to be quite a hit for Japanese tourist too, the owner explaining the menu to some Japanese chicks.

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More Japanese tourists sitting behind May.

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Beef Noodles (NTD90) is slurpilicious good. The soup is sweet and tasty and the meat is very nicely done.

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It’s definitely not chewy like some of the one sold here in KL.

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The Pork Ribs (NTD70) is ok, very similar to our BKT except that it’s not as herby as BKT. It’s still good to go with rice too, what’s missing is of course chilli padi.

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Chicken Drumstick in Sesame Oil Broth (NTD80) is very aromatic and have quite a similarity like the Rice Wine Chicken here in KL. I find that the texture is good and the broth is very flavouful. Definitely a must try.

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Since it’s the last night at Taiwan, I took the gamble and ordered a bowl of Spicy Malar Stinky Tofu, which is quite good and not really stinky as it smells. I wonder if the fried ones will be just as good. (I actually ordered wrongly, thanks to my half a bucket Mandarin because I initially wanted to order the Fried Stinky Tofu instead but end up ordering this one because of the word Spicy Malar).

After a good meal, we bid farewell to the best night market in Taipei and head home to pack for our trip home. Definitely an eye opening experience and the best place to shop.

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3 Comments

  • Reply mimid3vils December 21, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    NT 1500 = RM 150 worth of fruits!!!! ?

  • Reply JD December 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    @mimid3vils

    Yup, kena conned max!

  • Reply mimid3vils December 22, 2010 at 11:13 am

    mind to share what happen?

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