Dec 6, 2010

Keelung Night Market: Welcome to Taiwan’s Snacking Culture

The northern port city of Keelung is known for its night market (Miao Kou) at the mouth of a grand old temple. It’s so famous that the Taiwanese head up north just to try the food before shuttling back on 45-minute train to Taipei.

Keelung Night Market: Welcome to Taiwan’s Snacking Culture

At first whiff and glance, it’s an amazing array of food.

Sadly, it’ll spoil you for other night markets. After all, having seen and experienced one, you’ve experienced them all. Now… where’s a good restaurant to try ‘em all?

Keelung Night Market: Deep fried dumplings
It’s like a massive deep-fried dumpling with loads of stuff in it.

Keelung Night Market: Deep fried dumplings
What’s inside that package.

Keelung Night Market: Pig Sausage with Glutinous Rice
Glutinous Rice stuffed into pig intestines and steamed. Reminds me of the Korean Soon Dae.

Keelung Night Market: Pig Sausage with Glutinous Rice
Said pig intestines cut up and served with a dollop of tomato sauce.

Keelung Night Market: Mutton Rice with Stew
My first meal – lamb stew on rice with thick soup. The rice was good, skip the soup.

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Stalls vie for customers.

Keelung Night Market: Prawn filled meatballs
She’s coaxing a meatball out of a bamboo steamer.

Keelung Night Market: Prawn filled meatballs
Prawn with chunks of pork wrapped in glutinous flour and steamed until chewy and stretchy. Goes well with the even thicker sauce and cilantro.

Keelung Night Market: Oily Rice
“You Fan”: Oily Rice. Watch her fluff up the rice like she’s doing someone’s hair!

Keelung Night Market: Oily Rice
More glutinous rice with preserved sausage, meats and oil.

Keelung Night Market: Oyster Omelette
Oyster Omelette: Just like the one in Singapore but with better oysters.

Keelung Night Market: Kou Shui Chicken
You take a basin, pick what you want, the hawker will chop it up, toss it with pepper, sesame oil and chilli powder before stuff the mix into a bag.

Keelung Night Market: Shot
Just another day in the Night Market



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