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Taiwan Taipei Night Market Shilin

1 April 2011

Shilin Night Market

This evening I went to the biggest market there is, possibly anywhere. Its specialty is street food, apparently snake soup is available as well as drinks mad from snake blood, but I didnt see that in the open.
There is a specific snake market street in another part of town, but its quite small, so I came to the main market instead.

Tomorrow I am taking the bullet train to Kaohsiung, on the southern tip of Taiwan, Im excited because I like trains.

Taiwan-Taipei-Night Market-Shilin - Heres the entrance to the market, got here right on dusk.

Heres the entrance to the market, got here right on dusk.


Taiwan-Taipei-Night Market-Shilin - Again, like the much smaller market at Danshui, theres a temple hidden behind the sausage stands.

Again, like the much smaller market at Danshui, theres a temple hidden behind the sausage stands.


Taiwan-Taipei-Night Market-Shilin - This is a fairly typical things on sticks stand, theres hundreds of them all in a row.

This is a fairly typical things on sticks stand, theres hundreds of them all in a row.


Taiwan-Taipei-Night Market-Shilin - Heres where I got my first snack from, they are called 'little cakes' but they are mainly savoury. Cooked in a tandoor type thing that was threatening

Heres where I got my first snack from, they are called 'little cakes' but they are mainly savoury. Cooked in a tandoor type thing that was threatening to set me on fire.
The line for this place was long, so I thought it must be good.


Taiwan-Taipei-Night Market-Shilin - I got one green onion cake and one black sesame cake for dessert (1st dessert!). They were nice, a smokey flavour from the way they had been cooked, a

I got one green onion cake and one black sesame cake for dessert (1st dessert!). They were nice, a smokey flavour from the way they had been cooked, a bit like a calzone only crunchier.


Taiwan-Taipei-Night Market-Shilin - I crossed the road from the market entrance to take this photo, its chaos!

I crossed the road from the market entrance to take this photo, its chaos!


Taiwan-Taipei-Night Market-Shilin - These sausages are at least a foot long and as thick as my puny girl arms. Who could chomp on one of those? I chickened out not because it looked horr

These sausages are at least a foot long and as thick as my puny girl arms. Who could chomp on one of those? I chickened out not because it looked horrible, they actually looked delicious, but it has to be 2 pounds of meat in a single sausage.


Taiwan-Taipei-Night Market-Shilin - I managed to snap a photo of the bun things I ate earlier being cooked inside the metal drum at another location, photo badly over exposed but you get

I managed to snap a photo of the bun things I ate earlier being cooked inside the metal drum at another location, photo badly over exposed but you get the idea.


Taiwan-Taipei-Night Market-Shilin - A bubble tea is required, everyone wanders around with a huge tea of some kind all the time.

A bubble tea is required, everyone wanders around with a huge tea of some kind all the time.


Taiwan-Taipei-Night Market-Shilin - Second dessert was one of these things custard filled. It was only small but very nice.

Second dessert was one of these things custard filled. It was only small but very nice.


Taiwan-Taipei-Night Market-Shilin - Final dessert, was these strawberries that have been toffee'd (is that a word?). They were delicious, they do tomatoes as well, who wants a toffee tom

Final dessert, was these strawberries that have been toffee'd (is that a word?). They were delicious, they do tomatoes as well, who wants a toffee tomato?


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