Taiwan Adventures – Random Bites at Shilin Night Market 士林夜市

In last week’s article I highlighted the Shilin Night Market, it was a nice place for street food and in this article I will highlight what I really liked and what I didn’t like. 😀

Taiwan Adventures - Exploring Shilin Night Market 士林夜市

For my first attempt, I saw some grilled squid and thought it should be great to try but upon speaking to the seller, he said the one that I wanted (the cheapest one) is no longer available. 🙁 With my limiting funds, I decided to pass.

Walking through the night market and passing by stalls after stalls, nothing seemed to captivate me. When all hope seems lost, I came across the basement food court that sells fried seafood!

The fried crabs were the first thing that caught my attention, and my money too!

Taiwan Adventures – Random Bites at Shilin Night Market 士林夜市

There were other seafood around but my decision was unfazed, the crabs were mine!

Taiwan Adventures – Random Bites at Shilin Night Market 士林夜市

Lovely looking crabs, 150 NT (approx RM 15) for 2 pieces of decently sized crabs. I tried to feast on the spot but being a flower crab, it’s best to feast on it at the table where you have full freedom to peel the pieces and enjoy the experience. I feasted on it only after reaching my hotel room, this crab is definitely something worth going back for. 😀

Taiwan Adventures – Random Bites at Shilin Night Market 士林夜市

Being a huge fan of fried oysters, I decided to give the Taiwanese version a try and urggghh, it was a horrible experience. For 50 NT (Approx RM 5), you get this oyster omelette topped with some tomato-like sauce.

Taiwan Adventures – Random Bites at Shilin Night Market 士林夜市

The oyster omelette is a mash of oyster and huge amount of starch, I liken the dining experience to eating glue. It was definitely not my type of food, I’ll probably consider this if I need to induce vomiting.

Taiwan Adventures – Random Bites at Shilin Night Market 士林夜市

If you need more ideas of food available at Shilin Night Market, do check out this website. I wish I had known about the site before my visit. 🙂

2 Responses to “Taiwan Adventures – Random Bites at Shilin Night Market 士林夜市”

  1. July 27, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    Thanks very much for mentioning my website! 🙂

    It’s true the food quality is variable, a lot of local customers are focused more on budget and sometimes the results are not so good. But hunt around and see where are the biggest crowds and there are still always good things to find!

    Or you can go play some games, it isn’t just food! 🙂

  2. September 29, 2014 at 6:42 am #

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