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Taipei’s Raohe Street Night Market

By Anonymous Paul on 14 January, 2016

In Taipei, street food is king. And there’s nothing like getting it in one of many night markets in the city. In a previous trip several years back I had visited the larger Shilin and Ximending markets. But this trip we go to the relatively smaller Raohe. Not any less frenetic, though.

Grilled seafood on the shell, blocks of bakkwa (Chinese style jerky), to die for spicy fried squid, the excellent nougats, savoury meats, the crazy good hujiao bing (black pepper and scallion buns baked in a tandoor-like oven)… one needs at least two stomachs to sample everything. If only I could share with you the smells in this place.

As a bonus one can also visit the Ciyou Temple at the end of the street. Incredibly ornate and built around 1753.

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