This was the view that met us when we walked to Tamsui Old Street Night Market. There were more locals than tourists from what I saw. There were also lots of dogs with clothes being walked by their owners.
As soon as we arrived we were greeted by so much snack stands. The whole place was just like a night market filled with all kind of ready to eat food as well as food stuff you can buy. Even though we were so full from lunch we couldn’t help but buy some goodies along the way.
My mom gazed longingly at this super tall ice cream cone.
Outside some restaurants you can buy fresh mussels and choose your frog to be cooked.
This is what we call dulong or silver fish. It’s fantastic cooked in an omelet or added to pasta. Really.
You can also buy fresh seafood to take home.
They sure love sausages.
He used a really, really long pole. I wonder if he caught any fish.
Jay got an order of his favorite grilled squid. It was brushed with a marinade and topped with some spice powder.
I love Taiwanese oranges called 柳丁 (liǔdīng) which are among the sweetest varieties I’ve ever tried.
I bought a big glass (700cc) of freshly squeezed orange juice for NT$65 and 9 oranges were used. It was as sweet as sugar!!
Anybody know what this drink is?
My mom couldn’t resist so she bought her own soft serve ice cream. Too bad it looks better than it tastes. It was totally devoid of flavor or creaminess. It tasted just like cold ice. It got dumped pretty quick.
風螺 a kind of conch and it came in regular, mild, medium and super spicy flavors.
We turned into this narrow alley to go out the other side of the street.
egg tarts & egg pudding in egg shell
There were plenty of milk tea and coffee places on the street.
My mom and Pat stopped to buy sweet guava.
While my dad and his sister tried several pickled fruit and champoy.
My dad swears this was the best.
dried shrimp and anchovies
This was my mom’s favorite dessert made with jelly strips in a lemon flavor sweet base.
I can’t resist buying sweet potatoes.
Sweet potato for me, sweet taro for my dad
As we were leaving we saw a long queue for these red bean cakes.
Taipei is really a great place for foodies. Everywhere there are stalls and stalls that sell unique food as well as old time favorites. Even with the language barrier all you need is to be adventurous and point and pay and you’ll find the food that will amaze you.
Tamsui Old Street Night Market
Zhōngshān Rd, Danshuei District, New Taipei, Taiwan 251