Linjiang Street (Tonghua) Night Market @ Taipei 臨江街觀光夜市/通化夜市
Food is a major part of Taiwanese culture. In fact, “have you eaten?” – one of the greetings used commonly in Taiwan – clearly describes the importance of food in this beautiful country. In addition to local specialties like Hakka stir fries, Taipei beef noodles and snacks like stinky tofu, oyster omlettes, steamed dumplings and shaved ice. Traveling to Taiwan is a path to weight gain and night market definitely an ideal place to try out all these food at one go!
I didn’t miss the chance to Taiwan night market for the carnival of street-side snacking, shopping, games and people-watching during my previous trip. Since we stayed Xinyi District so Linjiang Street Night Market located nearby (Da’an District) was our choice.
Also known as Tonghua Night Market 通化夜市, this night market is one of the busiest street markets in Taipei. Unlike our pasar malam, most of the Taiwan night markets operate daily and feature a mixture of individual stalls selling clothing, accessories, knick knack and numerous of delicacies from all over the country.
Dazzling array of aromatic and mouth-watering food at Linjiang Street Night Market! The food is unquestionably a major attraction here with some of the stalls have been in business for over two decades abound. Upon my research when writing this post, there are a few must try items here such as 上海生煎包、锅贴 (Shanghai Dumpling & Pot Sticker), 梁記滷味 (Liang Kee Braised Food), 一口金酥臭豆腐 (Crispy Stinky Tofu), 胡家米粉湯 (Vermicelli Soup Family Woo) & 紅花麻辣鹽水雞(Hong Hua Malat Salted Chicken).
Cut fruits but they are not cheap though~
There are even game stalls where you can try your luck/skill to win back some cute plushy toys.
Alleys by alleys, streets by streets house various of stalls and little shops, shopping & glutton mode ON!
Gua Bao 割包
Pork belly sliders with pork belly, pickled mustard greens, sweet peanut crumble, and cilantro shoved inside a soft fluffy steamed bun.
Barbequed corn with coating
Other than street food, there are also restaurants and small eateries along the streets.
We also stopped by one of the dessert shop (御品元冰火汤圆) in the night market for this memorable dessert of 冰火酒酿芝麻汤圆 (Dumpling with Sweet Fermented Rice)
Plump and pipping hot dumpling generously filled with creamy black sesame paste atop of fine shaved ice, accompanied by sweet fermented rice. The hot and cold contrast as well as the flavor explosion definitely left a lasting impression on us.
Last but no least, an enjoyable foot massage to sooth our weary legs after all the walking 😛
指舞春秋足體養生概念館 (24 hours)
No. 16, Lane 38, Tonghua Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Verdict: Experiencing the vibrancy of Taiwan night market definitely is a must for travelers. Other night markets which worth a visit include Shilin Night Market 士林夜市, Raohe Street Night Market 饒河街觀光夜市, Huaxi Street Night Market 華西街夜市, Ningxia Night Market 寧夏夜市 & Shida Night Market 师大夜市.
Address: Alley 1, Lane 40, Linjiang St, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106
Operating Hours: 6.00pm to 2.00am, daily
MRT: Take the MRT Brown Line 1 to Liu Zhang Li Station (捷運六張犁站) and walk towards Linjiang St.(臨江街) or take the MRT Red Line 2 to the Xinyi Anhe Station (信義安和站), take Exit 4 and walk towards Taipei 101.
Bus: 1. Take bus no. 20, 22, 33, 37, 38, 226, 292 or Xinyi Line (信義幹線) to Xinyi Tonghua stop (信義通化街口站).
2. Take bus no. 1, 207, 254, 282, 284, 292, 611 or 650 to San Hsing Primary School stop (三興國小站).