Thursday, April 1, 2010

Shilin Market @ JianTan MRT station, Taipei

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!


J said...

More more! Give us more! :) :)
(Thank you very much for helping me "escape" my work stress with your holiday makan photos....)

Sean said...

ahh, the namesake of the shihlin taiwan street snacks franchise, eh? the pork intestine mee sua definitely looks tastier than the franchise's oyster mee sua =)

thule a.k.a leo said...

Jenn & I are a perfect match.. she's Chinese ed while I have a very good sense of direction... Taiwan would be piece of cake really.

CUMI & CIKI said...

wei cool! but i cannot see the photos! says flicker down wor..

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: yeah i was messing around with the settings n its all gone wrong.

Precious Pea said...

For sure, I would love Shilin too. Must visit soon!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

pp: yes u must! got to keep it the status of airasia queen!

Kheng Leong said...

Intestines? When all we get here are oysters? Hahaha. Grrr!

qwazymonkey said...

I remember going through this market and the only mode of communications were through pointing with my fingers and punching numbers via a calculator! LOL

But snacking made up for it!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

qwazymonkey: sounds like what we did!

khengleong: the intestines are the real thing!

thenomadGourmand said...

Good groceries & lotsa of night market? darn, taiwan is callin me..
Wht abt shopping???