Adventures written by the VAMONDE Team
No trip to Taipei is complete without experiencing a night market. Full of alluring aromas, local flavors, and teeming with energy, night markets are a foodie's paradise. Nestled in the heart of downtown Taipei, Ningxia Night Market promises visitors a gastronomic adventure. Snacking and walking are part of Taiwanese modern culture, especially once the sun goes down and gives relief from the heat.
Ningxia Night Market is made up of two rows of stalls narrowly pushed together, giving a cozy vibe. Be prepared to get up close and personal with fellow patrons while wandering between stalls. There are three Michelin-starred stalls in Ningxia. People queue in line long before opening hours at Liu Yu Zi to taste their famous deep-fried taro balls. Fang Chia serves up shredded chicken on rice with caramelized onions so delicious that people are known to order a second bowl. Rong’s pig liver soup is a popular local delicacy believed to be healthy for the body.
Other must-try foods that are popular at Ningxia include traditional mochi, sesame oil chicken, oyster omelet, and Chiayi's specialty deep-fried oyster, shrimp, and egg balls. Ningxia Night Market is open daily from 5:30pm-12am. As one of the more traditional night markets in Taipei, it's also one of the busier markets to explore. Ningxia sees many tourists and travelers thanks to the ease of navigating stalls and having signage in English. Come early, and bring a big appetite!
Post cover photo “Taipei's NingXia Night Market” by llee_wu is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.