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Taiwanese Street Food taste test at Ningxia Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwanese Street Food taste test at Ningxia Night Market (寧夏夜市) in Taipei, Taiwan Travel Food Video Transcript:
Well good evening, good evening. Tonight the street food adventures continue and we are going to be eating at the Ningxia Night Market (寧夏夜市). So this is our third night market here in Taipei (臺北市) and I feel like there is still a lot of Taiwanese street food we haven’t tried. So we’re going to be on a mission to try a whole bunch of new stuff tonight.
And we’ve already found our first snack of the night. Tell us. Yeah, so if you look down here we are having a breaded cheese and shrimp stick apparently.
And there is a lot of Taiwanese seafood snacks that we haven’t tried yet so we’re just diving right in to that tonight on our third and final street food video here.
Alright, so it is fresh out of the deep-fryer. And I must say that holding it in the hand I mean it looks really skinny and maybe a little flimsy but it is actually fairly substantial. Like there is a bit of weight to it in my hands.
So I’m really excited for this snack. I’ve tried it before and it has a few different names. I’ve heard it be called a Chinese style pizza (蔥油餅 – 葱油饼). Yeah, or green onion pancake (蔥油餅 – 葱油饼).
I would compare it more to a roti. It is like this fluffy um flatbread. And look at that. You can see the green onions in it. Yeah, it has green onions and you can also get it with different fillings.
So watching this next snack be prepared was quite the spectacle and a little bit scary. Ha, so if you look down here you can basically see that it is cubed meat (火焰骰子牛). And it was cooked by what I like to call the flame-thrower. Hahaha.
Yeah. So he’s like grilling it but at the same time he’s using the torch to cook it faster.
So I’m just going to take my little stick here. My massive toothpick and try it.
Super juicy. I wouldn’t call it tender. It is a bit of a fatty meat. Yeah. But lots of flavor.
So we’ve had a lot of savory treats so far so getting a little thirsty.
So we noticed a place selling papaya milk so we’re going to give that a try here.
Um, I like that it is sweet but it doesn’t seem like that added a lot of sugar or any at all. You taste the natural fruit flavor and the milk.
This one was my pick. I saw they had baked potatoes. And I ordered the double cheese potato (王子起司馬鈴薯). So she put what looks kind of like a cheese whiz. Like a melted cheddar. Yeah, and then on top parmesan.
So we are now ready to move on to dessert and we are having something called Coffin bread (府城棺材板) and I’ve been told this is a dessert that originated in Southern Taiwan in a particular city. Can’t remember the name now. Um but it is called Coffin bread (府城棺材板) because the toast is carved into a little coffin and then it is filled.
And you can choose all sorts of fillings. We chose the tapioca pearls.
So final thoughts from this market. We ate pretty well but in comparison to the other two we visited previously. Shilin (士林夜市) and Raohe (饒河夜市)) I would say this one has a little bit less variety to choose but I feel like this one is a little bit more traditional.
How do we get there?
So to get to this Taipei Night Market you’re going to take the red line. You’re going to get off at Shuanglian (雙連站). Take exit one, take a left. You’re going to walk down about two or three blocks and you’re going to see it on your left hand side. You can’t miss it.
This is part of our Travel in Taiwan video series showcasing Taiwanese food, Taiwanese culture and Taiwanese cuisine.
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