Ningxia Night Market (寧夏夜市) is located in the heart of downtown Taipei on Ningxia Rd. between Nanjing W. Rd. and Mingshen W. Rd and accessible via Shuanglian MRT stop through Exit 1. Despite being a weekday, it is a very busy night market frequent by locals.
2) Sesame Liver & Kidney
We ordered the sesame oil liver and kidney too. The liver had been cleaned properly without any stench and it’s fresh. The winner part would be the special sauce with cooking wine taste which I found it to be appetising. These were just our starters though.
More to come!
3) Barbeque Pork Inner
Pork blood if you dare…
I tried a piece of intestines recommended by Kailing. I am not a pork person so generally I felt someone who enjoyed pork would like it as it was very well seasoned and chewy.
5) Geese wings
My first go in tasting geese wings and found it to be pretty chewy and not oily. Well, there’s always a first. For someone who do not take skin usually, it’s a huge leap. I am sure that for wings lovers out there, you would enjoy this additional alternative.
6) Barbeque Seafood
You just pay an incredible amount of TW200 for an abalone, 2 huge prawns for TW100 and many others where they would barbeque on the spot for you.
I tried my favourite oysters of course! Its 3 for TW100 (Price was a steal). However, oysters in Taipei are generally smaller than those from Australia and other imported from other countries that you get in Singapore. You would need to manage your expectation. The oysters would be baked and you would be eating it warm compared to the chilled ones you get in Singapore.
7) Oysters Baozi with Oyster and Egg Filling
These could not be found easily in other night markets. You need to take this hot with the crispy outer skin generously filled with oysters and cooked egg. You could have a choice of prawns version too.
8) Crispy Taro Ball 香脆芋丸
This stall is called “Liu Yu Zai” which makes and sells crispy taro balls. It is a combination of taro and egg stuffed in a dough and then deep fried. This kind of snack is very typical Taiwanese snack. You would need to get at least 2 balls.
Kailing tried the traditional shaved iced where the ice was more coarse and you got to choose the ingredients you want inside. Its similar to the Cheng Ting that we ate in Singapore.
Mango is the season now. I chose the fine shaved ice made of mango along with generous fragrant fresh mango cubes and finished it all by myself!
Thank you Kailing for bringing me around for this food madness trip!