We started our last day in Taipei with a super cheap and filling breakfast. We took the MRT to Muzha station and found a small eatery nearby. We each had our own “fan tuan” sticky rice and warm soy milk. We also shared some pan fried turnip cake. This meal cost us less than $2.00 US.
After breakfast we met up with Lydia’s aunties to browse through Shen Keng Old Street (深坑老街).
We shopped for peanut brittle. This place makes their brittle on site and one of the best peanut brittles I ever had.
Next we stopped to taste some fried stinky tofu!
You can also find grilled stinky tofu as well. I liked them both!
For dinner we headed out to Shilin Night Market; the largest night market in Taipei City. Not only is there a lot to eat, there is also a lot to shop and to play. Some favorite games include fishing for shrimps and for gold fishes.
I was particularly looking forward to some fried chicken. We searched for the famous Hot Star Large Fried Chicken stand. They pound the chicken really thin. It comes out super hot and crispy. It’s bigger than my face!
A lot of the food stands can be found outside along the streets, but there is a centralized food court located underground. We walked though and settled at a random stand for a stuffed sausage and grilled squid. Taiwanese sausage tends to be on the sweeter side. The white thing around the sausage is not bread, but actually sticky rice that was stuffed into a casing and then split open to wrap around the sausage. It was so good.
I’ve always been curious about their famous oyster omelettes (蚵仔煎) after watching so many Taiwanese food shows. Almost every stand had someone making them. We picked a busy/packed stand to try. It must be good right? But I thought it was just okay. It was a little to slimy for my liking.
And that concludes my trip! Thanks for reading.
To reach Shilin Night Market take the MRT to Jiantian Station (劍潭站). Don’t be confused with the Shilin Station. Once you get off the train, follow the crowds. Shilin Night Market is right outside.