Taiwanese Street Food in Taipei, Taiwan at Shilin Night Market (士林夜市)

Taiwanese Street Food in Taipei, Taiwan at Shilin Night Market (士林夜市)


Alright, so it has been a few hours since
we last ate and tonight we’re going out for Taiwanese street food (台灣街頭食品). So we’re heading to the Shilin Night Market
(士林夜市) and we’re going to take the MRT to get there. Let’s go eat. Sam may be feeling a little bit hangry right
now. Just a little bit hangry. Let’s ask to be sure. Hey Sam? What? How hangry are you on a level from one to
ten? I think I’ve burst through ten. I’m eleven. So to get to the Shilin Night Market (士林夜市)
you want to take the red line to Jiantan Station (劍潭站) and then take exit 1. So we have just arrived at the Shilin Night
Market (士林夜市) and it is still quite early. It is 4:30 PM. Most of the stalls start opening closer to
five o’clock and things will only continue to get busier as the night goes on. And apparently this market can run until like
one or two in the morning. So yeah, still very early. We were hungry so we couldn’t wait any longer. So we are having some kind of Barbecue roll
with green onion (黑胡椒豬肉卷) in it. Okay so we are having our first snack of the
night. And if you have a look over here it is basically
a pork roll and it is filled with green onions and she also asked us if we wanted it spicy
so she put some powder over it. Of course we said yes. Yes. Haha. Always. So look at that. Oh that looks good. Mmmm. Oh man. Do you like that? That is really nice. Yeah. I’m so hungry right now. What does it taste like because I’ve never
had anything like this before? Well, have a look at it here. It is filled with green onions. That is like the main ingredient in the middle. So you taste both the pork and the green onions. Okay, so Sam’s going in. Time for me to try it. Mmmm. That is really good. I like that the green onions give it like
a bit of juiciness. Yeah. Yeah. And the pork is a little bit salty but it
is not too as spicy as I thought it would be. Yeah. And we paid the equivalent of five dollars
for this. It was a bit expensive. A little bit pricy but I mean. It was 150 Taiwanese Dollars. So yeah. But it is good. So there is one drink I’ve been wanting to
try ever since we got to Taipei (臺北市). I love bubble tea (珍珠奶茶) and apparently
it originated here so voila. Look at that. Look at that. I got one with brown sugar so you can see
me mixing it. You can see the brown sugar. So good. On the sides and then you can see the like
the pearl tapioca jellies at the bottom. Man, that looks good. Oh man. Oh man. Mmmmm. Real deal? That is so amazing. I love this drink so so much. Is it nice and sweet? Mmmm. What can you taste? Don’t want to choke on the tapioca balls but
it is almost syrupy. The brown sugar. Like it is quite thick. So you really get that flavor coming through
and I love that it is made with milk because apparently you can just get straight up tea
and I was like no no no let’s go with the classic. Give me some milk here. The milk in there. So yeah, it is so good. So good. So Sam just had to get a taste of it as well. Of course. I’m sharing. Sharing is caring. So how much was this one? Mmmm. Okay, before I talk about that I just have
to say how good and sweet that is. Yeah. You really taste the brown sugar. Oh man. And then you get sucking up all of the jellies. Man, that is good. Okay so that was 50 Taiwan dollars which is
about a dollar fifty US. So yeah that is a nice affordable cheap drink. And so worth it. So worth it. And you know what else is cool. They give you a really thick straw so you
can get at your bubbles. Yep. Exactly. Suck them bubbles. So for our next Taiwanese street snack we
are having Taiwan fried chicken (鹹酥雞) and this was quite the process. Like first he took the chicken breaded it,
deep-fried it and then he took a pan and added the sauce. We got sweet chili and then pan-fried the
chicken even further in the glaze. And are those rice cakes beside it? These look like these could be little rice
cakes. Yeah. Oh wow. And then on top of that he sprinkled peanuts
and sesame seeds. It looks amazing. Yeah. And that was one hundred and ten Taiwanese
dollars so you’re looking at about three US bucks for that. A little bit more. A little more than three US. How is that? Mmmm. Oh my gosh. Good? It is so tender but so juicy at the same time. How about the sauce? Sweet. So sweet. Which is really good. So this was Sam’s pick tonight. And I think you’re going to be very pleased. I think I will. Oh that is so good. Isn’t it? Like you said really tender. Yeah. And I love the combination of nuts and sesame
seeds on the outside. Yeah. It gives it a crunch. Yeah. Mmmm. Perfect combination. And it is a bit spicy too. So if I can offer one piece of advice when
visiting this market it would be to come a little bit later in the evening. We arrived around four thirty and it was you
know pretty quiet. Things are starting to pickup a little bit
but our food options have been a little bit limited because people are just you know showing
up and opening their stalls. So later in the evening is best. Thank you. So Sam is leading the way with this one. What are we having next? Alright moment of truth. We’ve been playing it kind of tame. Playing it kind of safe so far. We’re going right in to the classic Taiwanese
street food (台湾街头食品) here. We are having Stinky Tofu (臭豆腐). Oh my. And it is funny because we saw this tofu stand
and we’re like is this stinky or not we don’t know. So I walk up to it and I go. Sniff. Oh yeah. That is the real deal. That is stinky. That is definitely the real stuff. So if you’ve never tried this before I was
reading on wikipedia earlier this afternoon that it smells something like stinky feet
or garbage. Rotting garbage. Oh my. So yeah it is strong. I’m going to go take a bite here. Yeah. I think there is some cabbage. You can see it is on a double skewer here. Yeah, a double skewers and it has got cabbage
in the middle. Somewhat like a sandwich. Oh my. A little overpowering there. That is something else. Oh. It is spicy. Um. Oh man. I’m keeping my distance. It is just you really taste the sourness of
it. And the fermented aspect and woah. That is something that would take a while
to get used to. I don’t think I’m ever going to enjoy this
one to be honest. How about a second bite to. Alright I’ll do one more. I’ll do one more. Maybe it’ll grow on you. I also kind of want you to eat most of it
so I will have very little left for myself. So just go ahead. Oh. Go ahead. That is something. I don’t even know how to describe it because
I’ve never had anything quite like it before. So. Wow. That is fascinating. How much did it cost? That was only forty five. So just over a dollar. About a dollar thirty or a dollar forty for
that. So it is cheap. And you should try it if you’re in Taipei
(臺北市). Why not right? Yep. And did I mention that scooters come zipping
around out of nowhere. Okay. So after stinky tofu (臭豆腐) comes the
reward. Although that being said I don’t deserve a
reward because I didn’t try the tofu. But we decided to get something sweet instead. This is for you Sam. I’m going to sample it for you to make sure
it is okay. So we got a crepe (蛋餅) with oreo ice cream,
Nutella, banana, whipped cream, chocolate powder. Yeah, it was the whole process of making it
was pretty fancy. Mmmm. How is that? Mmmm. Sweet tooth cravings fulfilled? Haha. You’re speechless. That is how I know it is good. For your bravery. You are being awarded an ice cream. This is my reward here. Which I’ve sampled for you. Hey don’t make out with the ice cream. Mmmm. I’m still going to have some more. Oh I’m going to be making out with the ice
cream some more. Hey! Sam! That is so mean. It is all over your lips too. That is so good. So decadent. I mean I just got on the second bite a lot
of Nutella and like woah. With the ice cream and whipped cream and then
the light fluffiness of the crepe. Man, I haven’t even. Oh yeah it is a good dessert. I haven’t had Nutella yet. That is a nice Taiwanese dessert here. So we’ve already had dessert but we thought
‘hey’ there is always room for one more. Dessert just keeps rolling. And this is definitely the most colorful thing
we’ve seen out here at the Shilin Night Market (士林夜市) so far. So apparently if you can see here. These are pieces of strawberry that have been
put on a skewer and these are candied (糖葫蘆) or called a toffee kind of fruit. Yeah. And you also notice sweet tomatoes and also
plums as well. Yeah. We decided to go with strawberry. Yeah. So let’s try that here. I’m going to try eating a whole one. Oh my. Oh wow. It is like properly hard on the outside. Mmmm. Okay. Oh wow. Mmmm. That is like a super quenching. That is like a super crunchy sweet glaze on
the outside. Mmmm. And the fruit extra juicy on the inside. Is it warm fruit? It is. You can tell it has been like warmed up. Cooked up a little bit. Yeah. It kind of tastes like if you’ve ever had
strawberry shortcake the way the strawberries are kind of a little bit warm like that. Oh yeah. Being placed next to a cake. Look at that color. It is so good. Ruby red. We forgot to take a picture. Mmmm. And you know what? A tomato snuck into the mix. Look. Are you serious? Strawberry, strawberry, tomato. Where is the tomato? The little one. Oh wow. Ah. You’ve gotta bite hard. Yep. Yep. Oh, look. It is seeping all over the place. Hahaha. Whoopsies. Oh my gosh. So what do you think? I’m making a mess on someone’s storefront. Do you like it? Yeah, it is good. But we better run off now. So that is a wrap from Shilin Night Market
(士林夜市). We really enjoyed eating all of the different
Taiwanese street food (臺灣菜) and we’re going to be eating up at a lot more night
markets here in Taipei (臺北市) so stay tuned for that.

100 thoughts on “Taiwanese Street Food in Taipei, Taiwan at Shilin Night Market (士林夜市)

  1. are you two in Malaysia? bc i just went to central market and i saw Samuel. but I'm not sure that was really him bc i didn't see Audrey

  2. There r several kinds of stinky tofu, deep fried, braised, stewed, roasted etc.
    basically, I like the deep fried ones.

  3. omg, that chicken looks amazing! 😊
    As you can see, I've been catching up with your videos, I had a bad flu since Christmas!
    all the best to you!😊

  4. You were at Shihlin night market and didn't taste the fried chicken cutlet they're known for ?😮 Food looks good though

  5. In fact, those Street food in Shini night market may not be the best , but definitely the most expensive among Taiwan. If you want to try the best and creative street ,the native taiwan inhabitant like me would recommend you to go to Fengjia night market in Taichung . Shini night market is exclusive for tourist.

  6. The best stinky tofu is in Shenken, but it's hard to get there because MRT doesn't reach there. So you have to take a bus or taxi. But it really worth it

  7. There is a 30-second Nissan car ad at the beginning of your video that cannot be skipped after 5 seconds.

    I am not watching any more of your videos, long ads are a deal-breaker.

  8. 其實台式唐揚雞是以日式唐揚為底改成台灣口味
    真正鹽酥雞是不太一樣的XD
    希望有機會可以嘗試看看唷~

  9. you guys can try the deep fired stincky tofu with pickled cabbage
    it is less stinky and my favourate one myself

  10. actually. The crepe is not a "蛋餅" , It is call the"可麗餅" in Taiwan. If you want eating Taiwan style "蛋餅" you should go to the monring restaurant that we have breakfast food. by the way i look you other video about the Taiwanese breakfast and in to the introduction the "油條" in fact, we're eat a '油條" have witch the "醬油"and "鹹豆漿+蛋' is very old style and local .you can try it ! and thanks you travel in TAIWAN hope you like it !

    p.s I'm English not good so if i have wrong don't mind please thanks~

  11. Thanks Sam and Audrey. My wife and I were wondering wether to book Taipei or Kuala Lumpur tonight and your vid tipped the scales in favour of Taipei (personally it was the candied strawberries, tried them in China. They are so good).

  12. Taiwanese Fried Chicken (dry) is not what you ate in Shilin Night Market……that is Korean Fried Chicken…(with sauces, sesame, and rice cake……)

  13. 臭豆腐也不是正統的 要吃炸的臭豆腐+泡菜 或者清蒸臭豆腐
    各店家口味有差異 建議google過在去吃

  14. I love stinky tofu! We have a summer night market here, and it just reeks of stinky tofu. LOL! It's def. not a good thing, but its popular and easy to find.

  15. Looks so yummy
    奇怪 他們吃的這些美食 我怎麼都沒在士林夜市吃過 下次回台灣也要帶我ㄤ去嚐鮮

  16. hi! will be going to Taipei in a few days and I am just wondering how the language barrier is over there? Do most people understand English?

  17. 한국 사람들은 이슬람이 뭔지 잘 모르고 있습니다
    ISIS테러범은 이슬람 경전을 그대로 실행하는 자들입니다 그래서 그들을 근본주의자라고
    하는 것입니다 학교에서 선생님들이 가르치면 그것을 배우는 학생은 자연스럽게 주입되어
    그게 사실인지 알게됩니다
    마찮가지로 ISIS테러범이 이슬람에서 나오는 것은 그들의 신의 가르침인 말이 담겨
    있는 경전인 꾸란에 기록되어 있는 것을 배우고 행동으로 하는 것을 알아야 합니다

    이슬람은 거짓을 말해도된다는 가르침있습니다 그래서 평화의 종교라고 선전하는
    것을 아무렇지 않게 생각하는 것입니다

    이슬람 알라를 위해서 거짓말을 해도된다는 가르침이 바로 타끼야입니다
    타끼야는 거짓말이란 뜻입니다

    이슬람인들은 자신들이 불리 하거나 자신의 믿음을 지키기 위해서 거짓말을 사용
    한다는 것을 아셔야 합니다

    이슬람이 국가나 민족에 세력이 약할때는 평화적인척 하다가 힘이 쌔지기 시작하면
    공산당 처럼 강제적이고 폭력적으로 돌변합니다 이슬람을 믿는 사람들에게는 필요
    에 따라서 거짓말을 할수 있다는 꾸란의 가르침이 있습니다 그래서 한국어 번역 꾸란
    은 원본과 다르다고 합니다

    이슬람은 믿는 사람들이 뭘 믿는지 그들의 행동을 보면 알수 있습니다 그들이 알라라는 신을 믿으면서 살인하고 죽이고 테러하는게 신의 뜻이 아닌것으로 할까요??
    이슬람이 온전하게 자신들의 신인 알라의 뜻대로 행동한다면 테러리스트가 될수 밖에
    없습니다….

    진정한 무슬림들은 민주주의를 악하다고 말합니다 이슬람은 또 다른 공산주의와 같은
    종교입니다 믿지 않으면 죽이라는 종교가 어떻게 평화의 종교가될수 있을까요?

    —————————————————————————————————————————————

    한국어 번역 꾸란은 아랍어 꾸란과 다르다고 합니다
    이슬람은 평화의 종교가 아니고 전쟁의 종교이고 파괴의 종교이며 공산당 처럼 강제적인
    종교입니다 밑에 내용은 꾸란의 내용중 하나입니다

    =============================================================

    이슬람교가 아닌 사람들은 목을 베어 죽여라. 코란 8:12 불신자를 살해하라
    코란 9:5전쟁에서 불신자를 만나면 살해하라 코란 47:4박해가 사라지고
    종교가 온전히 유일신 알라 것이 될 때까지 성전하라. 코란 8:39성전하다가
    죽으면 천국에서 72명의 처녀와 같이 살 것이다. (하디스)너희의 맹세 속에
    비의도적인 것에 대해서는 책망하시지 아니하시니 (즉, 맹세도 내 마음속에서
    ‘진실이 아니라’라고 하면 거짓말 맹세를 해도 된다) 코란 2:225?

    =============================================================

    밑에 동영상을 시청해 보세요

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNGeLVhrigM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE2Quni5Nz4

  18. You two are super friendly with all of your postings, you guys are always wearing your beautiful smiles and you guys are quite informative with the food you ate. I am now living in San Francisco, but I grew up in Taiwan, as a matter of fact, I worked right around the corner of this night market. I enjoy your videos a lot. Great job!

  19. Did you break out in Taiwan? I have problematic skin,in some countries i break out and in others i have perfect skin. What countries do you think were the worst for your skin?

  20. You both like night market look good and the food as well I love most food any food if they deep fry love it all thank you for sharing this video is good .

  21. If you are a fan of bubble tea, do pay a visit to Chun Shui Tang Teahouse. They originally invented the drink during the early 1990s. The teahouse is based in Taichung but they have expanded to multiple outlets across Taiwan including Taipei 🙂

  22. Been watching you two's videos over the past few months. Love it. Keep traveling and eating. Kudos to you guys … more great Canuck food vlogger roaming the world's best food destinations 🙂

    And I love seeing reviews of adventures and eating in Taiwan since it's my home country (and a Canuck through and through).

    There's a totally awesome dumplings restaurant in Taipei, on Fuxing Road South, and just south of Ren'Ai Road, called Dumpling Joy (餃子樂). I must have ate there 5-6 times during the two weeks I vacationed in Taipei:
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/餃子樂/@25.036311,121.5437281,18.64z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x3442abd3e64df957:0xfca147d3113e3f13!8m2!3d25.0360029!4d121.5439515?hl=en

    * You should pair up with Trevor James (Food Ranger) also from Canada.

  23. Love you guys. You guys were and are a big help travelling through Asia. Watched your videos for my Macau and TW trips. Rewatching them again for my trip with my BF to TPE.

  24. Great street food video audrey and sam!! I tried to do 10 Taiwan street foods, next time you guys should try the pig blood cake hahaha 🙂

  25. American – About
    Candian – A boot
    American – Hungry
    Candian – Hangry
    HAHAHA love the accent.

  26. Actually that was Korean fried chicken and rice cake, it’s not Taiwanese snack but I love it tho🤣🤣🤣 and the stinky tofu wanst the real stinky one🤐 the real stinky tofu I think you can’t even take a bite 🤣🤣🤣

  27. 你們吃的那個炸雞是韓式炸雞,其實不是台式的 XD
    台式的只有胡椒鹽跟辣椒粉,混一些些炸過的九層塔

    飲料的部分,那杯飲料其實沒有茶,他是純粹的牛奶+黑糖漿+珍珠
    比較不算是正統的珍珠奶茶,不過我個人也超愛那家的黑糖鮮奶珍珠(但是甜度有點高,最好是半糖)

    最後的冰糖葫蘆為什麼最後一顆是番茄 跟你解釋一下
    因為草莓太軟了,如果4顆都是草莓,糖漿是熱的,加熱之後的草莓會更軟,沒有辦法固定在竹籤上,會一直往下滑動
    所以一定要最後一顆是小番茄,不是店家偷工減料唷

  28. Haha! Yeah, I am currently in Taipei and just had stinky tofu for the first time. It’s…….hard to describe in the English language! And they give you so freakin’ much of it!?! I ate it all, but that was a chore! By the end I kinda got used to it. Kinda. It smells like raw sewage a bit…

  29. Just from my point of view. I used to hate brownie, because it keep stuck 1/2 way in my throat and my system seem to auto reject it whenever I try to eat it. Nowaday, I can eat brownie one after another and like it very much. Things can grow on us, as long we are willing to try it over and over again at "different time".

  30. Ahaha. That tomato didn't sneak into the mix. It's meant to be there as a palate cleanser at the end and, more importantly, as the anchor to provide the friction needed to keep the strawberries from sliding down the stick. Strawberries don't stay in place on skewers very well by themselves.

  31. I love to travel! I’m 11 years old, I’ve been to many countries and I have been dying to go to Taiwan, I have been to Taiwan twice but just a layover before going to our trip. I asked my parents if we could go to Taiwan once exams in school are over, they said ok! I’m going in less then a month so I’m so excited!!,
    I’m really addicted to watching vlogs about travel right before I go to a new country!!! I love your travel videos! They are so fun to watch!!! Can’t wait to go to Shilin night market and try that fried chicken and the candied strawberries!!!

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