On of the most popular places to visit in Taipei is the Shilin Night Market. Just how popular? I would liken it to something like Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur.
It’s the place to explore the street food of Taiwan, and finding the place wasn’t difficult. See the Taiwan Metro station above? It’s aptly named Shilin Station, and that’s because it’s at Shilin District. 😀 You can’t miss it, you really can’t.
Even right at the station, there’s the huge sign above pointing you to the market – how’s that for a tourist spot?
Before I proceed further, I would like to mention that this trip, among many other photos in this series, is documented with HTC One M8 and the photos in this article are straight from the camera. 🙂
Back to the journey, right out of the station and there’s a signboard pointing to the market again so there’s no way you’ll be lost unless you have an eyesight of a mole.
OK so here’s another road sign assuring me that I’m heading the right direction.
The scenery seems more lively as I reach the outskirt of the Shilin Night Market.
And so we’re finally here – 2 things come to mind – clothings and food, that’s what you see along the small alleys that link to one another like a spider web.
Here’s what the stalls and street restaurants looked like.
Interestingly it seems, within the vicinity of the night market lies a public market and underneath it is a basement food court.
The neon signs do cry for attention so I thought I’d check out to see what’s in store.
To my pleasant surprise, the basement food court is amazing. Not only was it busy but it has a wealth of local food to offer, the place was lively and the only thing that smells is the smelly toufu.
Did I have any thing to nom nom at the place? Oh yes I did but I’ll leave that for another article. Do check back next week. 🙂