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RAOHE STREET NIGHT MARKET, Taipei, Taiwan

No visitor comes to Taipei will leave without a visit to one of the city’s famous street markets. We picked Raohe Street Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市) at Songshan District. It was not only the wide varieties of food that excited us, but watching how each vendor earnestly prepared the food was also a fascinating experience.

1We entered Raohe Street Night Market through its east gate.

23The famous black pepper buns were prepared with a traditional baking method in a cylindrical charcoal stove.

4Pearl red bean cakes.

5Grilled squid.

6Some stalls were neatly decorated with colourful lights.

7Several stalls were selling sausages prepared in indigenous Taiwanese style.

8Rice with mutton and pork spare ribs are some of the more filling options around.

9Ice-sugar gourds.

10 Tables were set up in the middle of the street.

11Mango dessert is a local favorite.

12Spicy beef noodles, dumblings, and fish ball soup.

13Red lanterns enhanced the atmosphere of the market.

14Meat and vegetable wraps were carefully prepared by this vendor.

15Taiwanese guava.

16Dry goods were also sold in the market.

17Skewers with various spices.

18Ciyou Temple at the entrance of Raohe Street Night Market.

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