Introducing 5 original Taiwanese “xiaio-chi” that I tried while visiting Taiwan night market.
While we spent 2 months in Japan this past summer, we took a quick side trip with Mr. JOC to his hometown, Kaohsiung, Taiwan to visit his family. During our short stay, we tried to eat as many Taiwanese foods as we can. We also visited the local Liuhe Night Market (????) where we got to taste unique Taiwanese street foods known as xiao-chi (??).
Before heading there, I asked JOC fans on Facebook what foods I should eat at a Taiwan night market and I picked the top 5 choices.
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Introducing original Taiwanese ?xiaio-chi? that I tried while visiting night market in Taiwan!
Street Foods You Must Eat at Taiwan Night Market
If you visit Taiwan, one of the activities I highly recommend is to stroll around the local night market. It opens late at night so even if you had planned a full day of sightseeing and fun plans, you can still enjoy a late night snack before going to bed.
Compared to Japanese street festivals with food stalls that occur mostly during the summer time, Taiwanese night markets are available every night! For a foreign visitor like me, night market food stalls have the most unique and rare foods you only see in Taiwan.
I’ve been to night markets in both Kaohsiung and Taipei, and it’s always fun to eat and find something interesting and new! As we had limited time this trip, we focused on five foods recommended and requested by JOC fans on Facebook. Let’s get started!
1. 3 Cup Snake
Have you had snake meat before" I never tried it and didn’t know what to expect. I just assumed it would taste like chicken…. just like the time I tried deep fried frog legs in Taiwan night market.
Well, the snake was prepared and seasoned with the sauce that tastes exactly like the popular Taiwanese 3 Cup Chicken dish. So if I close my eyes and eat, I wouldn’t know I was...