Shilin Night Market has always been the first among the list of night markets in Taiwan when it comes to recommendations much to the diversity of delicious bites available. I felt that Shilin Night Market is overrated in this aspect but that’s not to say there’s no gems among the rough, one such gem is the nameless stall that sells crab pincers at the corner of Shilin Night Market’s indoor food court.
The food served at the food court is mediocre at best but it was on one of my visits that I chanced upon a delicious set of pincers laid on top of the display area. Initially it seems like it was 250NT for a single piece, rather pricey but still I thought of giving it a try but I was informed that for 250NT I have the option to settle for either 2 large pincers or 3 medium ones – I took the latter.
No and behold, the pincers of great beauty. The seafood served in this food court is mediocre, and some dishes like the tempura were horrible beyond words but these set of pincer were different.
Look at how solid the meat is! Not only does it look good, it tastes good to and in fact it tastes better than many crab pincers that are served in many restaurants around Kuala Lumpur.
Solid, moist and tasty – 250NT for 3 pincers, what more could you ask for?