What’s probably everyone’s favourite thing about Taipei? The NIGHT MARKETS! They’re ideal for those capping off a day of shopping or touring. There are several famous night markets like Shilin. But for my first visit to Taipei, I chose to visit the Raohe Street Night Market (closest metro: Songshan/Blue Line).
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This is part of my Taipei series of posts. I’ve written about Ximen WOW Hostel (where I’m staying), the Ximen Pedestrian District (Day Version and Night Version), the Taiwan Pride March, and a visit to Longshan Temple, Bopiliao Historical Block, and National Taiwan Museum. Check out those posts too. Anyway… let’s head into the street market!
I headed into the market with my friends Colin and Terrence. The first major thing you’ll see is the famous black pepper bun at the entrance. Expect a queue here. But the queue moves pretty quickly. You can also see how a black pepper bun is made while you are in queue. I recorded some in video.
The black pepper bun is normally piping hot since it’s really freshly made. Honestly, because it’s so hot, I didn’t get much of the flavour apart from the obvious black pepper. Still a must-try to get you started with the long stretch of Raohe.
As you head into the Raohe Night Market, you’ll notice that it’s basically a very, very, very long street with tents setup in the middle. The foot traffic is easy here. It operates on two sides. It isn’t much of a maze. It was organised pretty well.
Let’s see what else I found.
Good thing we were a trio so we got to sample the snacks we all bought.
While walking we ran into a two Filipinos and a Korean who were doing a last-minute food trip before their trip back home.
All the street food meant the next best thing is BEER.
Hope you liked my photos and videos from the Raohe Street Night Market! The closest metro station is Songshan. The night market starts setting up in the late afternoon (4:00 PM onwards).
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2 thoughts on “Taipei, Taiwan: Raohe Street Night Market”
Hi George! I enjoyed reading your posts on Taiwan. We visited Taiwan last October and fell in love with it. We visited Rahoe Market in the morning and missed these vibrant scenes. Thanks for sharing a wonderful trip journey.