Saturday, 29 March 2008

Taoyuan Night Market

After my Taiwan trip, I'm definitely few kilos heavier. I'm beginning to wonder how Taiwanese women stay slim. They zip about on their scooter through the streets that are lined with snack bars and street vendors plying delicious food.

While poor Conrad was lying in his room nursing a cold on Friday night, I decided to take a taxi to the night market. So, there I was, wandering about in the night market in Taoyuan district, checking out trendy clothes that were too teeny weeny to fit me. What to do if the clothes can't fit? Why, eat of course!

I normally dislike dining alone but having light snacks by the roadside seemed quite appealing on a cool night like this.

I found this little cutie guarding a stall at the market.

Shoes galore!

The night market here was very quiet on a Friday night. I can imagine the night market in Taipei, which is about 30 minutes drive away, must be bustling and packed with tourists and locals.

Steamed groundnuts and other snacks for sale.

Locally grown strawberries glaced in a sugary sweet coating.

Popular fried street snacks.

Hot noodles.

I ordered a bowl of noodles topped with pieces of fried fish and vegetables.

I also tried a small bowl of gooey seafood soup.

The wonderful smells from this tiny stall was too irresistable, I ordered a small bag of deep fried pork. It was the best thing I had eaten during my 3 days in Taiwan. The meat beneath the crispy batter was so tender and well seasoned, I am still drooling as I write. The vendor sprinkled some chilli powder to give this snack an extra kick. Ah, I wish I can find this in Singapore.

When I came across this brightly lit dessert store, I just knew I had to walk in and order something.

While I was eating my eight-treasure ice, I couldn't help staring at the other colourful pictures on the wall!
Aren't these tempting?


SOUL said...

welcome back blur !!!!

some of that food looks pretty good.

but the dessert stuff? some actually looks like beans.. is it?

anyhow-- glad you're back...
have a good rest of the day--or night-- :0

The World According To Me said...

Love the pictures!

That dog is sooooooooo cute.

All that food is making me hungry. Eight-treasure-ice looks and sounds great!

Anonymous said...

welcome home! yeah those trips make you fatter..but that is a good thing...right????

WaterLearner said...

Hey yo... welcome back ...

The pictures remind me of my taiwan trip more than three years ago. Fruits there are especially sweet and all kinds of eateries all over the place. Jog more now that you are back huh? :-)

Blur Ting said...

Hey Soul! It's good to be back.
Yes, these 8 treasures are red beans, kidney beans, green beans, barley and other jello stuff.

Blur Ting said...

Hi World, for a moment, I thought the dog was a toy. It looks really cuddly. Very cute indeed.

Blur Ting said...

Oh JY, you're slim, that's why!

Blur Ting said...

Hi Water! I walked for 2.5 hours around Bt Batok today. I must have burnt off most of the food I ate already. Yah, I bought some jambu and they were the sweetest I had even eaten. But the ones that I bought home weren't as good.

Michelle said...

awww, CUTE dog. Gosh, it doesn't look real. :-)

Okay... I want the strawberries, the snacks, the fried pork and noodles. I'm hungry now. :-P

The Real Mother Hen said...

The food looks so delicious!!!
Did you put on some extra pounds? :)