Taiwan; Hsinchu Night Market (3)

Hi.. I am still in Hsinchu Night Market (not literally though) . My 3rd and final posting on my walkabout in the Hsinchu night market.

Guess the night market never fails to catch my attention time each time I visit Taiwan. Yup.. I am always scouting around for food to try and the happening environment. It is always different. =)

Ok. … let’s get back to the walk.

This food vendor is selling skewed food. Looks like hell of a long skewed stick.

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Stinky tofu but this is the wet version that comes with the soup. This is the type that I could not stomach. Next to that, is the fried oyster with flour and egg. It’s different from Malaysia’s fried oyster with egg. In Malaysia, there’s more egg and less flour. Guess you have to try it both yourself to see which you like most. (sorry… but my preference is the Malaysia’s fried oyster with egg. =P )

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Just look at the crowd!! Most of the tables were taken up but people come and go.

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Wow… what a cool concept to promote your food.

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and not forgetting for the children. There’s always kiddy rides for the young ones.

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Guess what’s this? Anyone?

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Again… look at the crowd. Guess you have to keep your eyes wide open to look for an available table to sit and enjoy your meal.

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More grilled food choices.

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Something light? Well, you can always have bread, pasty or cakes to choose from.

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Like what you read and see? Well… how about another night market in Taiwan? If yes, then follow me on my next posting. Wanna guess which one? =)

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Taiwan; Hsinchu Night Market (2)

Welcome back! More on my walk about in Hsinchu Night Market.

Cooked prawns. Sold by the weight. Looks nice but I did not buy them as I wanted to save for others. =P

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Popsicle? Well.. it is grilled corn with toppings. You can choose the toppings that you like to be coated on your grilled corn.

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More games for the young and old.

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and if you do well in your games, you will get these……

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More skewed food too choose from.

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Strawberries in basket load. Yup, you buy by the basket load. Sorry,  you are not allowed to pick/select them one by one.

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More strawberries. Definitely I know I can’t eat the whole basket by myself. =)

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Strolling around and bumping into people along my path……

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More pictures to come……

Taiwan; Hsinchu Night Market (1)

Hi hi!! Welcome back. This is my next series of travel and the location in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

I will just cover the night market here in Hsinchu (which I always drop by if I am in Hsinchu). This night market isn’t the biggest or the best but it still has the local food that you can choose to eat or try. The locals come here with their family to enjoy a good meal and also have a short walk about. Oh.. before I forget, this night market only opens on Tuesday and Thursday and it is located behind the railway station.

Walking from my hotel, I had to pass the underground walkway as on the above, are the railway tracks.

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After coming up, you will see the night market just a stone throw away where night market were set up on an open car park.

Wow… look those colourful waffles.

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Lots of food to choose from… mmm what’s nice here?

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or here?

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Fried giant squids anyone?

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… and for the kids and big kids, time for some fun.

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Lots of games stall which you can pick and choose to play.

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and here’s another one.

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Lovely isn’t it? Well… More pictures coming. Stay tune!

Taiwan – Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market. (5)

Final posting on Kaohsiung’s Kai-Xuan Night Market series. Hope you have enjoyed the earlier 4 part series. If you have missed them, do go back and a have a look. =)

This stall sells what looks like a pan cake but shape like balls. It’s ‘Gai Dan Jei’ or Eggette; ball pancake.

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Looks cute, right?

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Another stall selling deep fried crabs but I doubt these are soft shell crabs.

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mmm.. not sure what this stall sells. Anyone knows?

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Of course aside from food, you also find stalls selling socks…

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ahem… and  underwears too!! Colourful ones, mind you!! haha

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This look like seafood ball with prawn fillings.

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Looks like a sushi conveyor belt. They are not selling Japanese sushi but it serves more of Taiwanese items which you can pick from the belt. Imagine a conveyor belt in the night market!!! Interesting right?

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Piglet shape-like biscuit.

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really cute looking…..

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Before heading back to the MRT station, stopped at this stall to buy an aloe vera drink. Quite nice but you can taste the slight bitter slimmy sap of the aloe vera. =P

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Well that’s it for this series. What the next series or posting? Want to know? If yes, the click and follow me. =)

Taiwan – Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market. (3)

Are you still drooling from my previous post on the Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Kai-Xuan night market? Well.. do not let it stop. LOL!! More pictures of food coming but for now.. let’s take a ‘walk’ before hitting the food again. Give your stomach a break and enjoy some night shopping.

Cute soft toys…

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cute phone casing for your smartphones. I believe you can find all sorts of casing for any phones.

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Ok.. back to eating. HAHA!!!  This stall sells big fried dumpling stuff with lots of stuff in it.

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the ingredients….

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and there goes a bite into it. Damn tasty is all I can say. =) (oh yes.. it has oyster in it!! Can you see it?)

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This stall sells the food which is very common in Taiwan…

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Pork sausages…  and other parts. Tasty? Of course. Could smell from a distance. haha.

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This stall was selling all sorts of colourful jelly. Nice dessert but I did not buy any. Still keeping space in my stomach for  other interesting food that catches my eyes.

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Want more? Still hungry? Then follow and stay with me, and let’s keep on looking for more food!!!!

Taiwan – Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market. (2)

Continuation from my earlier posting….still on Kaohsiung; Kai Xuan Night Market.

Walking, along the ‘street’, we saw stalls selling so many choices of sweets and candies. If you have sweet tooth… it will become even sweeter. =)

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Stopped at one of the food stall that caught my attention and also made my mouth water……

If I am not mistaken, it is shredded duck meat wrapped in soft steamed bun filled with slices vegetables and their special sauce.

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This… I will definitely eat this one when I in Kaohsiong again. =)

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Fried bun with lots of filling. I did not buy this but my colleague did. It looks appetizing too. Another item in my list that I will buy on my next trip.

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More food pictures of the Kai-Xuan Night Market. Stay tune……

Taiwan – Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market. (1)

Hi!! Well I will be posting another night market walk about in Taiwan.

This was on my last trip to Taiwan in early January this year where I was in in Kaohsiung. This is the newest and also largest night market in Qianzhen District of Kaohsiung City ; Kai-Xuan Night Market. In fact, the other new night market is Jin-Zuan which is located next to Kai-Xuan Night Market (mmmm… how come I did not notice this. Well.. a good reason to visit there again to go to Jin-Zuan Night Market). Both the night market is covering over 320,000 sq feet!!

Getting there was not a problem. Just hop on the MRT and get down at Kai-Xuan station. Then .. it is a 10min walk to Kai-Xuan Night Market. If you are lazy to walk, they even offer a free shuttle bus just outside the Kai-Xuan MRT station.  =)

Upon reaching the night market, the place so well lighted up and so so many stalls; some say it is close to 1,000 stalls which offer visitors various foods, games and shopping opportunities. One distinct differentiation is the stalls are in 10 rows (if I remember correctly) where each rows may consist about 10 or more stalls per side. So it is like walking up and down the ‘street’ and it a street name for each. You can see the street plate at the beginning of each street.

Brightly lighted stalls….

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games for kids and adults….

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Anyone want deep fried locusts?

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This one is nice…. deep fried century egg. =) yum yum!!!!

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.. top with dried fish maw with sauce.

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Deep fried octopus tentacles

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cute cartoon clays for shoppers who would like to buy and …

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do their own painting on it.

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more? If yes, then follow me on my next posting on Kaohsiung; Kai-Xuan Night Market.