Shilin Night Market
We were so excited about the night markets in Taiwan that we planned to hit 4-5 of them on our trip. We read quite a few online guides on what to eat at those markets but in practice, it was impossible to find the right booths as they all looked the same. The name signs were difficult to spot even if you could read Chinese. In the end, we found it easier to just walk around and see which booths attracted long lines. You also need to have a strong stomach to take on the night markets as the sanitation may not be up to western standards. We both got sick one evening from the night markets. Still, definitely check out at least one night market for the experience, otherwise your Taipei trip wouldn't be complete. And if you only go to one, Shilin Night Market is probably the most representative. There is an underground market called B1 Gourmet Area (美食区) in the Shilin market. We thought that was the main food area but the market above ground was a lot bigger and the food booths were more interesting too (especially the ones nearShilin Mazu Temple).