In May 2015, I had the opportunity to visit Taiwan for a business trip. After the business trip my mom came to visit me and we traveled together through many cities from Taipei (North Taiwan) to Ken Ding (South Taiwan). Taiwanese food is very similar to the food I ate in my childhood since I grew up in Fujian Province, which is the state right opposite to Taiwan across the ocean. My mom can speak Taiwanese as well. Out of all the places we went to, the night markets in Taiwan certainly left the most impression. You can not only try all sorts of local street food, but also feel the culture and vibe there. Most of the night markets also feature small stalls selling clothing (most of the clothes are too small for me because Taiwan girls are very slim!), as well as consumer goods. The market my mom and I went to is called “Liu He Night Market”, located in Gao Xiong City. The food in the market was not only delicious, but also cheap. A serving of food is usually around $3 – $5 so by spending $20 you are going to by extremely full. My recommendation is that don’t eat anything, anything! before going to the night market, and ask as many friends as you can so you can try sorts of local food. Now, please at least enjoy the food from the pictures.
The stand owners are preparing cheese-stuffed conches 芝士烤香螺
Fried squid 炸鱿鱼
A huge squid was waiting to be grilled? Baked? 好大的一个鱿鱼耶！
A lady was cleaning food behind the scene 准备食物的阿姨
Many choices for fruits! 各式各样的水果
Pan-fried steamed pork buns – crispy outside and juice inside. Mmmmmm. 生煎包
Hey, Lobster! 大龙虾你好吗？
Grilled small squids – people love squids in Taiwan! 烤小鱿鱼
Smelly Tofu 臭豆腐
You can pick whatever seafood you like – everything looks fresh and attempting!
From the Chinese name I can tell it is crab with Tofu……
Sausages stuffed with rice, look weird but delicious! 大肠包小肠