This small-group Taipei food tour, limited to 12 people, gives you an authentic taste of delectable Taiwanese cuisine at Ningxia Market. Walk through the traditional night market with your informative local guide, choosing three ‘shiao chi’ (little eats) from nine different options available ... More info ›
This small-group Taipei food tour, limited to 12 people, gives you an authentic taste of delectable Taiwanese cuisine at Ningxia Market. Walk through the traditional night market with your informative local guide, choosing three ‘shiao chi’ (little eats) from nine different options available. Sample taro cake or fried yam balls, slurp some herb soup, nibble on pork leg rice, try tofu snacks, or devour oyster pancakes. Your guide makes sure you don’t miss a single bite as you stroll among hundreds of street food vendors.
Meet your guide at MRT Shuanglian Station before heading out to Ningxia Night Market. Your guide takes your small group on a culinary adventure through one of Taipei’s top markets, where you’ll find hundreds of street stalls tempting you with local delights. Soak up the bustling atmosphere of the market as you stroll — a great opportunity to learn about Taipei cuisine and culture.
After your guide explains the nine different food options available during your 2- to 3-hour walking tour, whet your appetite with three mouthwatering dishes to eat alongside your fellow food lovers.
Perhaps start with fried yam balls or taste some karasumi, or mullet roe, which is made from the eggs of mullet fish, baked until rosy red and considered a Taiwanese delicacy. If you’d like to sample traditional meat, try some tender pork leg served with rice and shrimp soup, or a chicken roll with rice and barbecue sauce that's packed with flavor. Vegetarians will find plenty of stalls at Ningxia Market, from popular sticky rice with mushrooms to Taiwanese tofu dishes. Take a bite of taro balls with egg, or enjoy scrumptious rice balls boiled in sugar soup and served with peanut or red bean soup to balance out the sweet flavors.
Herb soup is especially good after you’ve eaten a lot and want to give your digestive system some relief. Yam or taro balls are added to this herb soup to create a traditional Taiwanese dessert, but scrumptious oyster pancakes also beckon — definitely worth the wait in line! You'll discover Taiwanese food from the perspective of a local as your guide offers recommendations and explains the significance of the dishes in Taiwanese culture.
We’ll end the tour with a bizarre, yet memorable, food challenge. If you dare to try three of the local delicacies we pick for you, you’ll get a special reward at the end of the tour!
Your small group returns to MRT Shuanglian Station or you can stay at Ningxia Market to continue exploring (and eating) on your own.