I've been to The Shilin Night Market in Taipei. It's the largest one in Taiwan with over 500 Food Stalls plus all the other merchandise you can imagine.
I Had a "Local" business friend with me to help me buy a gold necklace for my Bride. That in itself was a fascinating experience. To watch her work her magic negotiating skills was poetry in motion. I wanted to bring her home with me to help me buy my next Car! Can't remember what we ate but it was exotic I know that much.
After business hours at 1-2AM in the morning, many Vendors set up little alters by placing flowers, lighting candles and incense before a Buddha-image or some other symbol of the presence of the Buddha and they make a food offering. That in itself was interesting to watch. The vivid images of the whole experience are clearly imbedded in my mind.
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/02/25 16:13:38