Taiwan

Dinner at Raohe Night Market

Our first Taiwan night market experience was in Raohe and it was better than I expected. You wouldn’t know where to look! There’s just so much of everything, both food and people. šŸ˜€

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I’m guessing this is like takoyaki, but with whole baby octopus instead of tiny bits! Kawaii!

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You’ll find these little pancakes everywhere and they come in different cute shapes.

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They spread batter thinly on a piece of cloth and put shrimps in rows, then steam the whole thing. When doneĀ the thin, shrimp-studded film is rolled and cut. Click hereĀ to see how they make this simple yet delicious dish.

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Voila! Eat with delicious sauce to complete the dish.

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There was an assortment of tarts: matcha, cheese, blueberry, cranberry. chocolate…the list goes on and on.

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Our choice: lemon cheese tart

They’ve got wheel cakes stuffed with a variety of fillings – taro, red bean, matcha, cheese. We chose cheese and surprisingly it had a secret ingredient: pepper. Click here to see a video of the stall we’ve been to.

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Some sort of bun?

We enjoyed the steak cubes hot and fresh off the grill. We opted for just a sprinkle of rose salt to savor the beef flavor.

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See video here

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Look at those grilled king oyster mushrooms! They’re almostĀ the size of my wrist!

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There was a lot of food we didn’t get to try because there’s just too much all around! One example is this grilled corn coated with special spices.

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All sorts of things on skewers…always very convenient and tasty too!
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Hmmm…The smell of dried seafood.

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They love their fruits and juices too. The wrinkly fruit in the middle is bitter gourd, known as ampalaya in the Philippines. I’ve read that this variety isn’t as bitter as what we have at home.

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What an entertaining and filling trip! Taiwanese night markets are amazing!

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