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BT

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Taiwan Night Market (photos) Fri, 02/25/11 3:35 AM (permalink)

 
Fried tentacles (Yum!)

 
Quail eggs

 
Looks a lot like Costco in SF

 
Oyster omlet:  greens, potato starch, eggs, oysters

 
You know what this is

 
You probably know what this is too

 
Source all photos:  http://www.sfgate.com/cgi.../detail?entry_id=83251
 
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    ScreamingChicken

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    Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Fri, 02/25/11 1:13 PM (permalink)
    The Night Market looks like quite the high-energy place but I'm not sure how gastronomically adventurous I'd be if I visited!
     
    Brad
     
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      Foodbme

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      Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Fri, 02/25/11 4:03 PM (permalink)
      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.
       
       
       
       
      <message edited by Foodbme on Fri, 02/25/11 4:13 PM>
       
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        ann peeples

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        Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Fri, 02/25/11 5:58 PM (permalink)
        If nothing else, food presentation is beautiful.
         
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          quijote

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          Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Fri, 02/25/11 11:34 PM (permalink)
          Thank you for these photos--I'm hoping to go to Taiwan for a week later this year, but I won't know for another three months or so. In the meantime, I love experiencing it vicariously!
           
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            Foodbme

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            Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Fri, 02/25/11 11:38 PM (permalink)
            quijote


            Thank you for these photos--I'm hoping to go to Taiwan for a week later this year, but I won't know for another three months or so. In the meantime, I love experiencing it vicariously!


            Be sure to put The Shilin Night Market in Taipei on your must see list!
             
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              Georgieporgie

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              Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Wed, 03/2/11 11:56 AM (permalink)
              Awesome, thanks for sharing! Makes me want to visit even more!
               
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                brisketboy

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                Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Thu, 03/10/11 1:24 PM (permalink)
                Thanks for sharing. These photos remind me of the port visits to Hong Kong and Phataya Beach and Subic Bay back when I was in the navy. It amazes me how there is so much available and how inexpensive and delishous everything is. Ah for the bygone days of staggering back to the boat at three in the morning with a fistfull of mystery meat on a stick, munching all the way to the pier.
                 
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                  EdSails

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                  Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Thu, 03/10/11 2:11 PM (permalink)
                  Awesome, BT. Great photos. I'd love to go there!
                   
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                    WarToad

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                    Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Wed, 03/16/11 2:17 PM (permalink)
                    Oh, man.  Makes me long for my old backpacking days through SE Asia.  Loved the night stalls and street vendors, even if I barely knew what I was eating half the time.
                     
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                      leslie638

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                      Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Wed, 03/16/11 7:06 PM (permalink)
                      Thanks for the photos.  Brings back memories from 15 years ago, when I attended a friend's wedding there.  Had a blast trying all the different restaurants & sites.  I loved the nite markets.
                       
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                        missvuster

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                        Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Thu, 06/9/11 4:48 PM (permalink)
                        I've alwaysss wanted to go here!
                         
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                          quijote

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                          Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Fri, 07/29/11 11:55 AM (permalink)
                          Foodbme


                          quijote


                          Thank you for these photos--I'm hoping to go to Taiwan for a week later this year, but I won't know for another three months or so. In the meantime, I love experiencing it vicariously!


                          Be sure to put The Shilin Night Market in Taipei on your must see list!

                           
                          I'm definitely going, and Shilin is definitely on my itinerary. More suggestions are welcome--not just for Taipei, but also for Kaohsiung.
                           
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                            Twinwillow

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                            Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Fri, 07/29/11 12:38 PM (permalink)
                            Isn't that Andrew Zimmern I see standing in the back?
                             
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                              Sundancer7

                              Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Fri, 07/29/11 5:25 PM (permalink)
                              Twinwillow


                              Isn't that Andrew Zimmern I see standing in the back?

                               
                              I was going to say the same thing.  Reminded me a lot of his show.
                               
                              Paul E. Smith
                              Knoxville, TN

                               
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                                HDtravlr1

                                Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Sun, 07/31/11 10:46 PM (permalink)
                                Very interesting! Went to a asian street market once in Vancouver BC. It was great. Had something like the oyster omelet minus the oyster. They called it asian pizza if I recall.
                                 
                                Johnny McClanahan
                                Tulsa, Oklahoma
                                 
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                                  Howard Baratz

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                                  Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Mon, 08/1/11 11:52 AM (permalink)
                                  HDtravlr1

                                  Had something like the oyster omelet minus the oyster. They called it asian pizza if I recall.

                                  Johnny McClanahan
                                  Tulsa, Oklahoma

                                  Johnny,
                                   
                                  It was probably Okonomiyaki, often called Asian Pizza or Asian Pancake.
                                   

                                   
                                   
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                                    HDtravlr1

                                    Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Fri, 08/12/11 12:54 AM (permalink)
                                    Thanks Howard! Looks very similar to what I had.
                                     
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                                      quijote

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                                      Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Tue, 12/6/11 11:05 PM (permalink)
                                      Hi All, We enjoyed Taiwan immensely, and I can't wait to go back. Those night markets are addictive! We spent five full days in Taipei (including most of a day trip to Danshui) and four full days in Kaohsiung (including the amazing Foguangshan Monastery). Wow. We would have had another full day there (possibly spent at Taroko Gorge), but our transpacific flight on the 17th was canceled, and we had to take another flight the following day. In spite of that, it was a great trip. If you want to see some photos with some of the highlights, here's the Facebook link:
                                       
                                      http://www.facebook.com/m...ype=1&l=090607d3e4
                                       
                                      Thanks for the suggestions. Now I long to go back to the night markets!
                                       
                                      quijote
                                       
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                                        LiuYan

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                                        Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Fri, 02/17/12 2:50 PM (permalink)
                                         This market looks the same as the markets in our area (I am in PRC).
                                         
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                                          jimBoSF

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                                          Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Thu, 07/12/12 5:18 PM (permalink)
                                          why can't this be in SF?? 
                                           
                                          great pics !
                                           
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                                            ellendarnay27

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                                            Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Thu, 07/19/12 9:52 PM (permalink)
                                            Asian street markets are really diversified, with an assortment of different kinds of food items. This is the place where you can find food that you didn't even know can be eaten like exotic foodstuff. It really a great dining experience worth trying...
                                             
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                                              phyllis.chan

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                                              Re:Taiwan Night Market (photos) Fri, 07/27/12 2:42 AM (permalink)
                                              Thank you for sharing the photos. It makes me feel like going to Taiwan again! Their Night Market food is awesome! 
                                               
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