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Street food foray into Taiwan's night markets [Copy link] 中文

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Squid stuffed with risotto
Perhaps inspired by an Italian recipe book, this snack from Taichung’s famed Feng Jia night market, Taiwan’s biggest, features pan-fried risotto, stuffed into a whole squid, then deep fried to an al dente crisp and topped off with sweet Dijon mustard and mayonnaise sauce.

It’s large enough to be a meal in itself but don't go sharing this bad-boy with anyone -- there are plenty to go round!

Gobble 'em down at: Feng Jia night market, Taichung
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Barbecued anything
Seafood of all kinds, chicken wings, cow’s stomach, tofu in all shapes and sizes, snake beans ... your culinary imagination is the only limit when it comes to the Taiwanese night market barbecue.

You have a choice of dipping sauces too: a sweet and sour brown sugar sauce, sweet chili pepper sauce and sha cha (dried shrimp) chili sauce.  Some customers don’t dip into any sauce at all and I can attest that it still tastes great.  Barbecue stalls are popular at all night markets in Taiwan.

Best found at: Feng Jia night market, Taichung
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Sweet glass rice dumplings
Dessert may not be at the top of the average Chinese diner’s mind but this delicate dessert is a great way to finish off your culinary foray into the night markets.

These dumplings are made with twice-steamed rice flour and you can choose from glass dumplings filled with red bean, green tea, egg custard, taro and even green tea mochi flavor.  These dumplings are at most night markets in Taiwan but the southern Taiwanese, with a sweet tooth that would make Willy Wonka proud, make them best.

Seek them out at: Liuhe night market, Kaohsiung
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