[Taiwan September 2012]
24th Sep 2012 - Day 13 @ Yonghe Lehua Night Market
Well, it isn't all bad after all... I supposed we found another place that is equally good!
Just like the Sunset Market, the food stall vendors at Lehua Night Market will start to line the side of the streets gradually at dusk as we inch into the night. Eventually a normal street in the day gradually evolves into a bustling food street at night! Although there's so many attractive food stalls, we were craving for something rewarding to the taste buds and decided to start off at one of the eateries serving a typical Teppanyaki style grills.
Ah Tai Grill and Spaghetti House 阿泰鐵板燒
Address: No. 21, Bǎopíng Rd, Yonghe District New Taipei City 新北市永和區保平路18巷21號
Complimentary Cream of Corn and Seaweed and Egg soup...
Japanaese Chicken and Mushroom Curry with spaghetti
Teppanyaki Chicken with garlic, scallions and chilli served with a platter of mixed vegetables and rice.
After our sit-down dinner and while exploring the streets of the night market, we spotted this stall in one of the alleys serving Thai mango salad with a snaking queue! But we didn't want to waste time standing in the queue but I am still wondering if it is really that good! Hmmm...
Milk tea with traditional tapioca balls or what we know commonly as pearls now! Got a small cup (at an affordable NT 35) to try it and love how fragrant the milk tea was and the tapioca balls were really chewy and delectable!
Marlin fish paste on stick 旗鱼串
We were attracted by the preparations for each stick and we had to stop and buy one stick to try for our own! They fried the Marlin fish paste with a slice of hard boiled egg filling inside before serving with a dash of their homemade sweet chilli sauce, salt and pepper. Every stick costs NT 15 and I would say that it tasted more than scrumptious with soft and chewy insides while it is crispy outside. I love the mix of textures with every bite!
Trio Seafood Soup 三鮮羹
What attracted us this time was this endless stream of crowd (irregardless of dine-ins or takeaways) at this particular store serving seafood soup and Taiwanese rice cake. The soup is served with three variations of ingredients namely the prawns, crab meat and mackerel. And we went for the choice with a mix of all three ingredients! In that bowl, we had more ingredients than soup and all of the seafood items were all so fresh!
To add, you can actually opt for additional noodles, beehoon or vermicelli at NT 10 for a portion if you'd like to make your choice a complete meal.
A nightly affair at every night market we visit, the legendary STINKY TOFU!
And with that, we ended our little exploration at a less touristy night market in Taipei and we're glad that we had an equally great evening with great food too! No doubt, Taiwan is a true food haven. No matter where you end up at, there's bound to be someone somewhere to serve you something worth additional attention!
More posts from Taiwan September 2012 travelogue series:
- Day 1 @ Huayin Food Street - The hidden gem near Taipei Main Station
- Day 2 @ Dongshan River - A adventurous afternoon cycling
- Day 2 @ Luodong Night Market - A gastronomic experience at the night market in Taiwan offering the best street food
- Day 3 @ Hualien - Exploring and touring the scenic Hualien Day 1
- Day 3 @ Hualien - Eating in Hualien Day 1
- Day 4 @ Hualien - Exploring and touring the scenic Hualien Day 2
- Day 4 @ Hualien - Eating in Hualien Day 2
- Day 5 @ Road trip to Taroko National Park
- Day 6 @ Cingjing Farm - Villa Relax 清境白熊屋民宿
- Day 6 @ Cingjing Farm - Evergreen Grassland 青青草原 & Mountain View Pastures 觀山牧區
- Day 7 @ Sun Moon Lake - Water, Land & Air travel @ Sun Moon Lake & One Piece @ Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village
- Day 8 @ Good Morning with MACC 早安! 美芝城 @ Sun Moon Lake
- Day 9 @ Fengjia Night Market 逢甲夜市
- Day 10 @ "Temple Run" at Lukang, Changhua
- Day 11 & 12 @ A side trip to Tainan 臺南
- Day 13 @ Wulai 烏來 & Bitan 碧潭 @ Taipei