Imagawayaki or Obanyaki is a cake like waffle filled with a variety of fillings including sweet bean paste and vanilla custard.
Restaurant Name: Shida Night Market or 師大路夜市
Cuisine: Taiwanese Street Food
Average Price per Person: Almost everything is under $5 USD
Location: Taipei, Taiwan (please refer to the map below for details)
Recommendations: Oyster Omelet and Bagel Croissant
Ratings (out of 5)
Bang for Buck: 4
This was my first time in Taipei and I had been dying to check out the night markets! I’ve heard nothing but good things about the street food vendors in Taipei so I was super stoked when I finally visited during Christmas. The first night market I checked out was Shida. Shida Night Market is situated between two of Taipei’s largest universities so most of the foot traffic is made up of students and tourists. It can get pretty packed so expect some minor pushing and shoulder checks.
Some of the signature Taiwanese night market items you’ll find here include the Oyster Omelet, Small Sausage inside Big Sausage, Stinky Tofu and Oyster Vermicelli. There’s also a huge selection of Baos (buns), dumplings, crepes, noodles, etc. I barely had any dinners at restaurants because I spent all of my evenings at night markets! I’m hooked!
I wish we had more time to spend here so I could have stuffed my face a bit more but we booked massage appointments. Which by the way was amazing. If you find yourself in Taipei and you want an awesome massage, hit up M One. Anyhoo, apologies in advance for the shortage of photos! I promise there will be more for Part 2 and 3!
He’s about to demonstrate some Oyster Omelet making action. An Oyster Omelet is exactly what it sounds like, an omelet loaded with small oysters.
Freshly cracked egg.
Just about ready to add the oysters. I missed this shot, sorry! #foodbloggingfail
The finished product, Oyster Omelet. Sooooo good!
Green Onion Pancake.
Dao Xiao Mien (刀削麵) or Knife Cut Noodles in the making! Knife Cut Noodles are made by shaving off slivers from a huge slab of dough with a knife directly into boiling water creating short flat noodles.
Small Sausage Wrapped in Big Sausage (大腸包小腸) is a Taiwanese pork sausage wrapped in a slightly larger sticky rice sausage. Similar to a hot dog but replacing the bun with sticky rice and the hot dog for Taiwanese sausage.
Bagel Croissant, I have no idea what this is really called but it was effing good! It tasted similar to a croissant, super buttery and flaky!
Check back for Taipei Cray !!! Night Market Madness Part Two: Shilin
Longchuan Street, Taipei, 106, Taiwan 106