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International Summer Night Market Richmond | Street Food Guide

International Summer Night Market Richmond | Street Food Guide

[image_with_animation image_url="12401" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] It's that time of year again. Summer is here and is so the International Summer Night Market. Every year I look forward to the night market in Richmond where I can get delicious street food like grilled squid, bubble tea, [...]
Vancouver Food Cart Festival 2014 | Summer Time Street Food

Vancouver Food Cart Festival 2014 | Summer Time Street Food

  It’s that happy time again in the year! The Vancouver Food Cart Festival 2014 has returned to 215 West 1st Ave Vancouver Olympic Village, adjacent to the Cambie Street Bridge. Between West 1st Ave and the seawall, over 20 delicious and popular food trucks gather to impress. […]

Shilin Night Market Taiwan 士林夜市, Taiwan (Taipei)

Shilin Night Market Taiwan 士林夜市, Taiwan (Taipei)

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

 

Everyone that visits Taipei, Taiwan wants to visit the Shilin Night Market Taiwan. Will visit the Shilin Night Market Taiwan. It is one of the most famous, most talked about night market in Taipei. It is located just off the Jiantan MRT 劍潭站. Please do not exit off the Shilin station 士林站 because that is at the very end of the market with basically nothing there.

 

For those who’ve never been to a night market of this caliber it is very important to pace yourself. Do not order everything you see and best to split an order with someone in order to maximize tasting more food variety. As you walk towards the night market (you won’t miss the crowds of people – just follow everyone) there are many shops along the side. You have not arrived at the night market yet… move along.

 

Shilin Night Market Taiwan is known to be one of the biggest and most popular night market in Taipei. It is considered the best night market in Taiwan. Amongst crowd favorite (and most travel books will introduce) the Hot Star XXL Large Fried Chicken 豪大大雞排, Big Sausage wrapped Small Sausage 大餅包小餅, Fried Buns Boazi 生煎包, Oyster Omelet 蚵仔煎, Taiwanese Milk Tea with Pearls 珍珠奶茶, Stinky Tofu 臭豆腐, Lemon Aiyu Jelly 檸檬愛玉, Oyster vermicelli 蚵仔麵線, etc.

 

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

101 Soy Marinated chicken hearts, chicken wings, duck wings, beef tripes, eggs, pickle veggies.

 

 

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Candy coated strawberries and figs…

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Frog Eggs… what? It is not actually eggs but a popular lemon and lime jelly dessert (think coconut jelly you normally put in your milk teas). Lemon Aiyu Jelly 檸檬愛玉. How Taiwanese people come up with food names I will never understand… 

 

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

 

A cute senior couple making rice spring roll. 35 NTD is like $1 CAD.

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Grilled Almond Mushrooms. Choose from a variety of flavours including wasabi, hot & spicy, original, salt pepper, lemon pepper, seaweed and cumin. We ordered wasabi and it was delcious. The mushroom is juicy, not over-dried. Sweet and fresh.

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Next stall over is Boneless Chicken Sausage wrapped in chicken skin. Flavorful, juicy and oh so very satisfying. I would’ve order two, but pace yourself.

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Tempura, fish balls, and squid…

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Crab soup

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Fried Chicken… This is not the ever so popular Hot Star XXL Large Fried Chicken 豪大大雞排. It is another 10 min walk around… move along. I’m sure it is just as good. It is hard to go wrong in Taiwan.

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

A variety of dessert items: taro mochi, grass jelly, red bean, green bean, soy beans, etc…

 

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Pan Fried Baozi 生煎包. This line up is ridiculous but you see people buying bags (3-4 dozen each person) you know it is good.

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Waiting in line for these baozi was theatrical. You see from start to finish how they prepare these beautiful, tasty little buns. Water is added to the bottom layer to cook the buns. Them transfer to the top to be fried. It is best to wait a little while before eating the buns right away. They are very hot and very juicy. You don’t want to burn your tongue!

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Pepper Buns 胡椒饼. These buns are cooked inside the barrel. It has a peppery meat center and a crispy sesame exterior.

 

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

 

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

Sausages. Americans have hot dogs. Taiwanese has ginormous sausages.

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Soy marinated chicken hearts. A chewy texture full of flavours.

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

More soy marinated delicacies. Chinese mushrooms, sausages, wings, liver, octopus, intestines, tofu…

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

If you are tired of fried foods, there are plenty of fresh fruit stands. Guava, figs, pears, dragon fruits, etc.

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

 

豪大大鸡排Hot Star Large Fried Chicken. Infamous fried chicken bigger than two palm sizes combined. All for less than $2 CAD. This is now also available in Hong Kong in Mong Kong.

 

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Lightly battered and double fried. While waiting in line we wondered how fresh or safe the meat in sitting in plastic containers. But there is so much traffic. It should be alright.

 

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Ladu Alibaba Flying Wraps… Next to Hot Star you are entertained with flying breads serving up delicious wraps.

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Congealed Pork Blood cakes.

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Individual sukiyaki hotpots.

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

ECoffee sure looked like Starbucks from afar! But it offers, milk tea, slush and teas.

 

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Fried squid with your choice of flavours. We had lemon pepper. The tart sourness of the lemon cut the fat and grease form the oil. The squid was tender and moist.

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

 

Fresh teas to help you digest and cure sore throats from fried foods! Ask for 1/2 sweet if you order Winter Melon tea… It was really sweet but really refreshing.

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

 

 

taiwan Shilin Night Market

taiwan Shilin Night Market

 

Around the corner on your way back to the MTR there is a undercover market full of souvenirs and tourist t-shirts.
To be honest I was initially really scared that my sensitive stomach would not like all this street food. But I was fine. Not even the slightest discomfort. Only full satisfied bellies.

 

Shilin Night Market Taiwan

No. 101, Jīhé Rd, Shihlin District, Taipei City, Taiwan 111
Jiantan MRT

 

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Richmond Night Market, Richmond (River Rock) | Date Night

Richmond Night Market, Richmond (River Rock) | Date Night

There are so many things to do in Vancouver when summer is here. One of the many is indulging in greasy food at the Night Market. This year there are two night markets in Richmond. One being the Richmond Night Market (by River Rock Casino); […]

Montreal Saint Laurent Boulevard, Montreal (Plateau Mont-Royal)

Montreal Saint Laurent Boulevard, Montreal (Plateau Mont-Royal)

  How cool is it that a section of the street is consistently closed to cars and vehicle traffic? The section of Montreal Saint Laurent Boulevard (also known as “the Main”) in Montreal is the street food loving, patio chilling, bargain shopping sidewalk sales (or […]

Okonomiyaki, Dotonbori Street, Osaka, Japan 道頓堀大阪日本

Okonomiyaki, Dotonbori Street, Osaka, Japan 道頓堀大阪日本

For any foodie, street food is an essential part of their diet and exploration. It is always important to change it up. Consuming the same cuisine or food group becomes repetitive and simply boring. That’s why it is so good when you travel! Not only for sanity reasons away from work, but also to sample how people outside of home cook. I am grateful for my travel excursions and my book of spectacular culinary adventures ex. travel diary…
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Let’s begin this Nippon food tour with Osaka. Even though Osaka was not my first stop, the street food definitely left a dent in my memory! Getting around is not always easy. My limited knowledge of high school Japanese did me no good. I was rusty and could barely read Hiragana.

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Eating on the street is not considered rude. In fact it is quite enjoyable if you are able to find that scrumptious food cart! That niche on the street that everyone is crowding over (sometimes it is not always the best choice, but because it is cheap. But that is another story.)

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Japan is no exception. Dōtonbori Street 道頓堀 in Osaka 大阪, is one of the famous principal tourist destination. It runs beside the Dōtonbori canal (between the Dōtonboribashi Bridge / Nipponbashi Bridge.)

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This area hosts some really great street food, shops and restaurants. Vibrate scene everywhere!

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Please try a crab dinner set! It is really delicious!

To the south of Dotombori (towards Nankai Namba station, you will find a maze of colorful arcades, neon signs, electronic displays line the streets with more restaurants, panchinko parlours, etc. To the north (between Mido-suji and Sakai-suji, your will find narrow streets crowded with bars, discos, and pubs.)

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The Okonomiyaki food stand is located central on the street almost before you cross the overpass bridge to the giant WEGO store.

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Across the food stand also selling takoyaki and grilled squid.

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Okonomiyaki (aka Japanese noodle pizza) main ingredients are egg, cabbage, Aonori (Seaweed Flakes), Panko (Tempura bits), noodles and other toppings that you fancy.

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Grilled upon a large teppan iron griddle to cook food.
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The pizza is made to order with a few variations. Mainly as additions of chives, bacon bits, mayo, and extra egg.
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For a ¥500 yen it was pretty tasty.

The noodle crust started to get soggy with sauce after awhile, so sure to consume fast!
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Enjoy a piknik orange juice on the bridge if the day is nice. A lot of people watching available!
Note that it was quite heavy for one person to finish.

 

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