Finally! The legendary night market of 台北! We made our way there on the 3rd night, famishing and eager for a taste of the famous street snacks that we had heard so much about. The sights, smell and sound was simply fascinating with so much action going on!
There were seats within shops that you patronise or certain areas that are open to everyone, which is good if you want to have a mixture of items from different stores. Apologies for the poor quality of food shots as they didn't turn out well, partly due to my rushness with 4 friends waiting to 开动!
炸鸡扒 (TWD50/piece ~ SGD2.50)
豪大大鸡扒 had the longest queue and my other friends who came before said it tasted the best among all. We opted for original flavour but you can sprinkle other powders such as curry or seaweed for something different.
The coating was crispy and sprinkled heavily with 五香粉, while the meat was tender and juicy. And it wasn't even thigh meat! Our conclusion was that Taiwan's chicken was of a different breed that made even fillet tasted that good! Other than that, the portion was humongous and would easily fill you up if you ate one by yourself!
棺材板 (TWD50/piece ~ SGD2.50)
This is essientially a piece of thick toast that had been deep fried, cutted a well in the middle and filled with creamy sauce and toppings of your choice. We thought it was only average until we had a better and more authentic one in 台南
大肠包小肠 on the left (TWD 40 ~ SGD2.00)
大肠 is actually glutinous rice that resembled a large sausage, cutting it into halves and wrapped around a meat sausage, accompanied by chinese pickles and special sauce. Shiok!
We headed for desserts after our round and settled for this ice shop with enticing options. The fruits were fresh and sweet, just what you expected from a place with rich fruit harvest. The chocolate pudding was unique and wobbles softly in your mouth. Very refreshing!
Just for you info, 士林夜市 is generally seperated into two areas. One is the food hall that housed all the snack shops I shown above, and the other is a shopping area where you can get many fashionable clothings and interesting buys, either from big brands or street vendors. The best thing to do? Grab a 鸡扒, eat and shop at the same time!