Shilin Night Market
Shilin Night Market
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK928 contributions
Jan. 2023 • Couples
A brilliant night market in Taipei which is absolutely worth taking the metro to and exploring. There are plenty of food options, but we went for the famous fried chicken stall (Star something) and also the black pepper pork bun stall (also forget the name of this). Definitely have a walk around first and see what you fancy as there is loads of options. There are also lots of stalls with amusements for children which we thought was nice in keeping the local kids entertained. Highly recommend coming here for some cheap eats for tea.
Written January 23, 2023
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CYLLL
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Dec. 2022 • Solo
If you do not like street food, then this place is not for you. I walked around and did not find anything interesting. Fengchia in Taichung and Ximen is better choice. In my humble opinion.
Written December 19, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,100 contributions
Dec. 2022
Taipei's best-known night market is one of the island's top tourist attractions. The Shilin Night Market sells all sorts of things, from trinkets to fashionable clothing at bargain prices.. Many people visit the night market just for the food, for which it is deservedly famous world-wide. The oyster omelets can scarcely be matched anywhere. The stinky tofu is delicious, one you get past the smell. You can also get a tasty steak. By the way, the clothing is made for local people, who tend to be smaller than Westerners. Be prepared to bargain. Entry is fee. By the way, best way to get there is by MRT, the Jiantan MRT Red Line station is across the road from the market.
Written December 17, 2022
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Sinclair Robinson
Columbus, OH37 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Family
My family and I had a good time here. It is family friendly place with lots of good food, shopping, games for kids. They do sell stinky tofu that’s something you will smell. Also, the food comes in small portions and are cheap. I think the purpose behind that is so you can try a lot of foods!
Written February 18, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,100 contributions
Jan. 2022
The Shihlin Night Market has been Taiwan's best night out for many years. It's a lot more civilised than it once was, but it's still a great place for Taiwanese street food. The egg and oyster omlettes are my favourites. There's lots of shopping, all sots of knick-knacks. There is all sorts of fashioable clothing, but it's definitely "try before you buy." Getting around the market is easier than it once was, but there's usually a crowd. By the way, the best way to get to the Night Market is to take the MRT Red Line and get off at Jiantan Station.
Written January 31, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,100 contributions
May 2021
Shihlin Night Market is the largest and most interesting night market in Taipei. For many visitors, the main attraction is the food. These days, the food hall has many varieties of native Taiwanese food, which are interesting to taste. Apart from the pork sausages, my favourite is the oyster omelettes, which are fresh oysters with eggs. cooked on a hot plate. You can also get a good steak at a bargain price, served on a sizzle plate. By the way, take the MRT Red Line to Jiantan Station, you must find the Shihlin Night Market. The Night Market is well-organised these days, just take your time.
Written July 12, 2021
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Google Rinpoche
Jiaoxi, Yilan226 contributions
Feb. 2021
Shilin Night Market is the biggest and best tourist night market, but due to the COVID19, it has not been its old self, but who has?

It has all the best foods in Taiwan, and if you go with a local friend, you can avoid getting ripped off.

Also, if you speak Mandarin, you are sure to get more than you bargained for.

If you haven't been to Shilin Night Market, please do so, but please bring your own utensils to avoid using unenviromental disposal chopsticks and spoons, plus it is a lot safer nowadays.
Written February 7, 2021
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PaulSiow
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia2,731 contributions
Nov. 2019
This is probably the biggest and most well known night market in Taipei. We took the metro there. Lots of food stalls, clothing and accessories as well as souvenirs around here. The is a basement food court but it was not open when we were there. There was a very long queue for fried chicken near the entrance and we joined the queue and got ourself some fried chicken.
Written October 23, 2020
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Aug. 2020
Everyone loves a bargain and there are lots of bargains at the Shih Lin night market. Favourite purchaes are clothing and accessories. Sourvenirs are popular. The nightmarket is famous for its food, there is a basement with an enormous varietty of food. Best way to get there is via the MRT Red (Tamshui) Line, stopping at the Jiantan Station
Written September 25, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia12,100 contributions
Aug. 2020
There's always something new to see at Shihlin Night Market; just what you buy depends on you. The market is very popular for women's clothing and also souvenirs. There is oodles of food to choose from, much of it is Taiwanese. The barbecued pork sausages are very tasty. I love the fruit juices, especially those made from local fruits, such as star fruit (carambola). The market is usually bustling at night, best way to get there is by MRT Tamshui- Xinyi (Red) Line, stopping at the Jiantan Station.
Written September 24, 2020
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