Night markets are usually littered all over Malaysia with the same characteristics; opened on certain nights, in a suburb with a sizeable amount of residents, sells bootleg DVDS, clothes, accessories, snacks and some sell vegetables and meat.
If anything, the memorable time i spent in the night markets usually involves buying DVDs, the local kuih-muih and sniffing the really aromatic assam laksa which apparently is a big hit in the Taman Midah Cheras Night Market.
However in Taiwan, they take their night markets very seriously.
They have a designated MRT exit. How is that? To get to Shilin Night Market, stop at the Jian Tan station and not to be mistaken the Shilin station.
Ay-Chung Pork Intestine Mee Sua anyone? The intestines were cleaned through and through resulting in a chew, a pleasant one compared to the mee sua which requires no chewing.
The outlet at Shilin Market has benches for you to sit while you slurp it all up. I heard others involve standing up.
Who can say no to fried chicken?
Especially its really straight off the fryer?
Next stall was what looks like our local roti canai done taiwanese style. Don't think i wanted to waste calories on this but you might?
Something for the kids. "Kai Dan Goh" shaped in a chicken and a gun!
Cool everything down with what is meant to be an au-natural jelly lemon drink.
Everything costs around NT20-NT50 which is around RM2 - RM 5. Won't cost you a bomb to eat here definitely!
Other than eating which is by the way much more than what i eaten, one can do quite a bit of shopping here, from bargain clothing, jewellery, bags and anything you can think of. Make sure you get your bearing right because when you finish, you might just want to remember how you want to go back.
As i load up the pictures, stay tune for more street goodies from Liu He Market and DanShui!