About Taiwan Night Markets
Night markets play an important role in the lives of Taiwanese. Aside from the beautiful sceneries, colorful cultures, and enriched histories, the lively night markets are a collection of street stalls, sidewalk vendors, as well as small canteens displaying a splendid social scene of Taiwan. As sky darkens, people head for the night markets to shop, eat and hangout with friends for utmost in relaxations! The vivid atmosphere of the night markets allures crowds of local and oversea visitors for an interesting evening for their Taiwan travel.
Night markets of different scales and typical Taiwanese street foods can be found all over the island, but each night market has its own styles and specialties. A night market is surely an excellent venue for sampling local cuisines and experiencing the local culture and nightlife.
The most popular night markets in northern Taiwan, include Taipei Shilin Night Market, Taipei Huaxi St. Night Market, and Keelung Miaokou Night Market. Taichung Feng Chia Night Market, and Kaohsiung Liouhe Night Market are noted as the most popular night markets of central and southern Taiwan. Do not visit at the wrong time, Taiwan night markets usually come alive around 19:00 until midnight or later.
Taiwan Night Market Tourism provides essential information of popular Taiwan night markets and Taiwanese street foods. Remember to visit the lively Taiwan night markets for a memorable trip and check out English Taiwan Tours to experience Taiwan!
Survive in Taiwan Night Markets
Visitors may find price varies from one stall to another and sometimes a big price difference may be found in Taiwan night markets. However, don’t be too surprised or frustrated, reasonable bargains are acceptable. In addition, please DO NOT bargain just for fun and then walk away!
The following is a list of situations for making a bargain in Taiwan night markets.
Enjoy a fun evening bargaining!
- Talk to the vendors like friends. Bargaining in Taiwan means cutting off TWD 50 – TWD 150 of a price ranging from TWD 399-1000.
- Food stalls have fixed prices. Generally speaking, bargains do not apply to street foods stalls.
- Purchase 2 or more products from the same stall may give you chance to get a discount.
- Talk in Mandarin might give you a greater chance to get better offer as most of the vendors in Taiwan do not speak English. Talk to the vendors in Mandarin will allow them to have a better understanding of what you want and need. In addition, speaking Chinese is also a gesture of friendship which creates a bonding with the vendors.
Taiwan Night Markets List
|Keelung Miaokou Night Market||Keelung Railway Station, KUO-KUANG eBus||Wu’s Potside sticker soup, Grilled sandwich, cocoa coffee, Wuji Crab Thick Soup, Ahua Fried Noodle, Wanji Tempura
||The night market starts getting busy after evening and remains open till around 3 am.|
|Gongguan Night Market||Gongguan MRT Station||Chensanding Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea, Lan Gua Bao, Liu Pan-fried Buns, Long Boneless Fried Chicken, Longtan Tofu Flower||Open all year round|
|Huaxi St. Night Market||Wanghua Railway Station, Longshan Temple MRT Station||Lianxihow Cuttlefish Thick Soup, Ayi BRised Pork Rice, Dingji Tempura, Huainian Aiyu Jelly Ice, Longdu Shaved-ice, Institute of Asian snakes||16:00 – 24:00|
|Jingmei Night Market||Jingmei MRT Station||Shanghai pan-fried bun, four flavored soup and glutinous rice, Cheng’s Barbecue, Goose Noodle
|Liaoning Night Market||Nanjing-Fuxing MRT Station||Stinky Tofu, Kwok Noodle, Mochi
|Nanjichang Night Market||Bus: 205, 212, 249, 253 get off at Shiaanli Stop; 12, 204, 205, 212 get off at Nanjichang Apartment Stop||Lai Lai Dumplings, Yongkang Taro King, Steamed Stinky Tofu, Zhong Clay Oven Roll||17:00-24:00|
|Ningxia Night Market||Shuanlian MRT Station, Daqiaotou MRT Station||Laiji Oyster Omelet, Chang Braised Snacks, Tofu Flower House, Liu Taro Cake
|Raohe St. Night Market||Songshan Railway Station, Houshanpi MRT Station||Fuzhou Pepper Buns, Fukushima Yaki, Cheng Herbal Pork Soup, Tongfa Oyster Vermicelli, Pong Stinky Tofu
|Shilin Night Market||Jiantan MRT Station||Zhong Shanghai Pan-fried Buns, Nangang Chang PepperBuns, Haiyo Pork Soup, Home Cold Noodle, Shiling Fried Lamb||Mon-Sun 11:00am to -02:00am|
|Tonghua Night Market (Linjiang St. Night Market)||Liuzhangli MRT Station||Hunghua Spicy Salt-water Chicken, Shanghai Pan-fried buns, Liang’s Braised Snacks, Zhenghow Xiaolongbao|
|Yanping N. Rd. Sec. 3 Tourist Night Market||Daqiaotou MRT Station||Daqiaotou Glutinous Rice, Daqiaotou Fried Sausage, Amei Traditional Savory, Shiangji Mochi
||18:00 - 24:00 (each vendors have different open hours)|
|【New Taipei City】|
|BanQiao Night Market (NanYa Night Market)||Fuzhong MRT Station||Banqiao Xiaolongbao, Banqiao Wang Sesame Oil Chicken, Knight Fried Cheese Roll, Garage Stinky Tofu, Oyster House||Open all year 16:00 to 01:00|
|Fuda Garden Tourist Night Market||Fu Jen University MRT Station||Angry Squid, Jingbenwan Fried Rice Ball, Scallion Teppanyaki, Maigomen, Heylulu Tapioca
||Every Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Opening Hour: About 17:00 to 1:00|
|Lehua Night Market||Dinxi MRT Station||Feichou’s Stall: Red yeast fried chicken, Aguo Shrimp Thick Soup, Sun Moon Lake Black Tea, Lantern Braised Snacks
|Chung Yuan Night Market||Bus: 112, 120, 169, 5010, 5112 get off at Puren Stop||Steam pork bun, scallion pancake, Mr Queen Pearl Milk Tea, Zhongyuan first spicy stinky tofu, scallion bun, fried sweet potato balls.||Open daily|
|Jhongli Xinming Night Market||Bus: 703 get off at Xingming Elementary School Stop||Master Jian Spicy Stinky Tofu, Wenji Tofu Flower, Richun Papaya Milk, Polish Homemade Pastry, Ahwua BBQ, Er Master Sesame Oil Chicken|
|Taoyuan Tourist Night Market||Bus: 117, 151, 152 get off at Beipu Stop|
|Xinren Garden Night Market||Bus: 5008, 5010, 5112 get off at Community Center||Braised snacks, egg cake, sausage, barbecue squid, black tea tofu, and papaya milk||Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. 17:00 - 01:00|
|Hsinchu City God Temple||Hsinchu Railway Station||Popular Hsinchu Snacks:
Liu’s Braised Pork Rice 劉家肉燥飯
Zheng’s Fishball 鄭家魚丸
Acheng Rice Vermicelli 阿城號米粉
Kuo’s Spring Roll 郭家潤餅
Lian’s Cuttlefish Thick Soup 連家魷魚羹
Wang’s Oyster Omelet 王記蚵仔煎
|Cultural Creativity Tourism Night Market||Bus: 1805, 1826, 1851, 1861, 1863, 1866 get off at Commercial 3rd Village Stop||Angry squid, Alishan black tea, crisp pork ribs, fried sausage and sticky rice sausage||17:00-24:00 (closed on Mon-Tue)|
|Feng Chia Night Market||Bus: 33, 35, 25, 37, 79, 125 get off at Feng Jia University|
|Miao Dong Night Market (Fengyuan Night Market)||Fengyuan Railway Station||Pineapple shaved ice, Chinese meatball, Crystal dumplings, Fried chestnuts, Pork noodle||10:00-24:00|
|Yizhong Street Business District||Bus: Ubus 61, 81, 83; Taichung Bus 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 35, 41, 71, 82, 88 get off at Taichung University of Science Stop||Yizhong fried chicken fillet, shaved ice, 21 stinky tofu||10 a.m. - 11 p.m.|
|Caoxiedun Tourism Night Market||Bus: Changhua Bus 6877, Nantou Bus 6899, Chuan Hang Bus 6268 get off at Yushi Village Stop||sushi, chicken feet, barbecue chicken fillet, barbecue large squids, fried chicken||Weekends, 19:00 - 24:00|
|Puli Town Night Market||By Car||Kiln roasted pizza, barbecue corn, stinky tofu||Friday to Sunday 18:00-23:00|
|Chiayi Wenhua Road Night Market||Chiayi Railway Station|
|Dadong Night Market||Bus: City Bus no.3 get off at Health Bureau Stop||Shaved ice, brzised snacks, ham hock rice, aborigine bbq, sugar sweet potato, steaks, duck rolls||6 pm to 1:30 am Monday, Tuesday, Friday|
|Tainan Flowers Night Market||Bus: City Bus no.0 get off at Garden Night Market Stop||Every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday Opening Hour: About 18:00 to 23:30|
|Wusheng Night Market||Bus: City Bus no. 3 get off at Wenxian Rd. Stop; no. 10 get off at Zhonghua W Rd. Sec.2 Stop||Crepe, sausage in sausage, mochi, cold noodle, korean bbq, egg cake, sushi, squid thick soup, braised snacks||6 pm to 1:30 am Wednesday and Saturday|
|Xiaobei Chenggong Night Market||Bus: City Bus no.7 get off at Ximen Rd. Sec. 4 Stop||Fried chicken, egg pancakes, teppanyaki sausage and sticky rice sausage, shawarma, braised snacks, barbequed sausage, stinky tofu, chicken fillet.|
|Xiaobei Tourist Night Market||Bus: City Bus no.7, 11 get off at Guo-Ji-Cheng Stop||Papaya milk, wet fried eel noodles, coffin bread, shrimp rolls, stir-fried ocean escargot.||Tuesday and Friday, 16:00 - 02:00|
|Xinying Night Market||Xinying Railway Station||Fried-Spanish mackerel thick soup, Tainan stuffed meatball, Tainan traditional wedding cake, thick soup duck, fried salty short ribs, wet fried eel noodles, lotus root tea, mung bean soup, grass jelly||Saturday, starting 18:00|
|Fengshan Cingnian Night Market||Dadong KRT Station||Thursday to Sunday from 5:00 pm to 1:00 am|
|Guanghua Night Market||Sanduo Commercial Distrct KRT Station||Monday through Sunday 6:00 pm to 1:00 am|
|Kaisyuan Night Market||Kaisyuan KRT Station||Jianghowji Stinky Tofu King, Gaoyuei Lengend Shrimp Moon cake , Xiaoxian Salt-watered Chicken , Li Sugar Soy Sauce Duck||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 17:00 to 02:00|
|Kaohsiung Jin-Zhuan Night Market||Kaisyuan KRT Station||Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Opening Hours: 17:00 - 02:00|
|LinYa Night Market (Kaohsiung ZiQiang Night Market)||KRT: Central Park Station、Sanduo Commercial Distrct KRT Station||Chinese white sugar cake, fish soup, Chinese meat balls||Open all week|
|Liouhe Tourist Night Market||KRT: Formosa Boulivard Station、Kaohsiung Main Station||Seafood porridge, papaya milk, barbecue||Open time： 18:00～02:00 TEL: +886-7-2877153|
|Rueifong Night Market||Kaohsiung Arena KRT Station||Rueifong Night Market is available on Tue., Thu., & Fri.-Sun.|
|Sing Jhong Night Market||Sanduo Commercial Distrct KRT Station||Now Thick Soup, Congee, Yiliu Lamb, Aliu Eel Noodle||11:00 - 23:00|
|ZhongXiao Night Market||Sanduo Commercial Distrct KRT Station||Everyday from 8am – 12am|
|Kenting Street (Kenting Night Market)||Bus: Kenting Express, Kuo Kuang Bus No. 88|
|Dongmen Night Market||Yilan Railway Station||Pong Scallion Pancakes, Shake Ice, Dongshan Fried Braised Duck, Liang BBQ, Dohowshao Fried Azuki Beans
||The night market opens around 18:00; the Hemu Road stalls open until 22:00 or 23:00, the ShengHou Road stay open until 2:00 or 3:00 AM.|
|Luodong Night Market||Luodong Railway Station||Mon-Sun 6pm to 12am|
|Hualien Dongdamen Tourist Night Market||Bus: 1123, 1126, 1128, 1129, 1131, 1132, 1133, 1136, 1139, 1141, 105 get off at Hualien terminal station||Fried crab, stinky tofu, shaved ice, steamed clams, millet wine||Everyday 17:00 - 23:00|
|Taitung Tourism Night Market||Bus: 8116 get off at Zhengqi Rd. Stop; 8172, 8163 get off at Xinsheng Rd. Stop||Baosang Tanyuan, Jinfang Ice, BBQ Gua Bao, Cilishiang Steam Buns, Heydagu Taiyaki and Croquette
||6/13-9/15 Wednesday to Saturday 17:00-24:00 9/16-6/12 Thursday to Saturday 17:00-24:00|