Sinjhuang Old Street Night Market 新莊老街夜市 (also spelled as Xinzhuang Night Market) is the biggest night market in Sinjhuang, Taipei's Western district. This was not a night market I would recommend to foreign visitors, but it's a good enough market for the local residents in the area. The highlight in the area is the old and well preserved Ciyou Temple 慈祐宮, a must see for every visitor to Sinjhuang.
MY IMPRESSION: The night market stretches along the Sinjhuang Road 新莊路 and demands a good walk, if you want to see the most of it. It's quite clean and well maintained, but street food-wise, it hasn't impressed me that much. The focus of this night market is more on food and shopping, less on food.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD IS COMMON: Some of the foods and dishes, that are popular in the area are Shiitake red stew 香菇赤肉羹 (xiānggū chì ròugēng), simmer-fried noodles 紅燒麵 (hóngshāo miàn), shrimp soup 蝦仁羹 (xiārén gēng) and the common marinade 滷味 (lǔwèi).
MUST-TRY FOOD AT SINJHUANG NIGHT MARKET: I don't have any particular recommendations.
Let me share our photos of Sinjhuang Market from with you:
POPULAR STALL: TANGHULU 糖葫蘆
POPULAR STALL: COTTON CANDY 棉花糖
POPULAR RESTAURANT: OLD BREAKFAST FLAVOR 古早味
IN CONCLUSION: It would not be my favorite night market, because I'm not so much into shopping, but nevertheless, it's worth to see the old street and the temple, maybe with a cup of bubble tea in your hands.
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