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  • Om nom nom your way through the Ningxia Night Market in Taipei!
  • Discover hundreds of delicious Taiwanese dishes, from soups to scrummy pork, delicacies to old favourites
  • Learn all about Taiwanese food from an local guide
  • (Optional) Take the BIZARRE FOOD CHALLENGE
The Taipei Night Market Food Tour tour starts and ends in Taipei. The Taipei Night Market Food Tour is a Food Tour that takes 2 hours.

What’s that? You’ve never really had Taiwanese food before? Well, step this way! This Taipei food tour in Ningxia Night Market gives you the local lowdown on the scrumptious cuisine that is Taiwanese. Chow down on some fried yam balls or pork leg rice, or nibble on some taro balls, slurp some herb soup, and devour plenty of oyster pancakes to finish. All this and the hustle and bustle of one of the best markets in Taipei – welcome to Asia!
customer reviews
4.5 - Excellent Based on 2 reviews
Excellent
Ms. Meg O. At
5 - Excellent
“Jonathan was an excellent guide. He was able to answer all of our questions about life inTaiwan. We were able to taste a large variety of great food & drinks that we would not have done without this tour. Thank you”
Very Good
Mr. David M. At
4 - Very Good
“Poor value for money, but otherwise good.”
Itinerary
Come on this Taipei food tour with an open mind and a ready stomach, because once you catch sight of Ningxia Night Market, you’ll be drooling! Have your taste buds at the ready for this Asian food adventure with a local, the perfect opportunity for you to learn all about Taipei food (as well as eat plenty of it, of course). Plus, this area is full of incredible street food vendors, so it’s worth sticking around after the tour to make sure you don’t miss a single bite.

To give you a taste of what’s in store for you at Ningxia Night Market, we’ll give you a few examples of mouth-watering dishes you’ll find there, just the whet your appetite. You’ll be given plenty of yummy options to choose from. Perhaps you want to get your chops around some fried yam balls to start, or maybe you’d like to try some karasumi, or mullet roe, which is made from the eggs of mullet fish, baked until rosy red and considered a delicacy in Taiwan. If you’re into some more traditional meat, try some tender pork leg served with rice and shrimp soup, or a chicken roll with rice and barbeque sauce, packed with flavour.

If you have more of a vegetarian persuasion, never fear! There’s so much at Ningxia Market for you, too. There is a vegetarian stall that sells all kinds of things - a popular choice is sticky rice with mushrooms, or perhaps you’d like to hit up some Taiwanese tofu dishes. You can also pick up some taro balls with egg, served from one of the most popular stands in the market, or maybe just some simple yet scrumptious rice balls, boiled in sugar soup and served up with peanut or red bean soup to balance out the sweet flavours. If you feel like even more soup after that, why not a bit of a mix of everything together and order yourself some herb soup, which is especially good after you’ve eaten a lot and want to give your digestive system a bit of relief. Yam or taro balls are added to this herb soup to create a traditional Taiwanese dessert (it might sound weird for dessert, but you should definitely try it!).

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!

With a local to guide you through Ningxia Night Market in Taipei, you’ll not only get to try all the delectable dishes on offer, you’ll also learn about the local connection in the market. Discover Taiwanese food from the perspective of a local, with an expert who will be able to give recommendations, explain the significance of the dishes in Taiwanese culture, and give you an experience above and beyond the usual in Taipei.
what’s included
Meals
  • Plus the following food options; Main Meals: Oyster Omelet
Guide
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Pig blood cake   The tour guide will introduce all the food above to you and then you can decide what to eat.
Others
  • Shrimp fried rice
  • Pan fried dumpling Snacks: Sweet potato balls
  • Salt Pepper Chicken Desserts or drinks: Bubble tea
  • Peanut roll ice cream Bizzard food challenge: Stinky tofu
what’s excluded
  • Additional food or drink
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips / gratuities for guides.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 2 hours
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 10 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Taipei, Taiwan/ Taipei, Taiwan
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Other Practical InformationMeeting start point : Exit 1, MRT Shuang Lian Station  Meeting end point : MRT Shuanglian Station 
CancellationCancellation for this Taipei Night Market Food Tour tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.
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