Today was our last night in Taipei *sob*, and we really wanted to cover 景美夜市 Jingmei Night Market, and 公館夜市 Gongguan Night Market, as they were just 2 stations apart.
Being a Monday night, we expected that some stalls might not be open. But that was fine with us, as there were plenty of everything else to eat.
The area at 景美 Jingmei is a 市场 market place in the day with shopping and food, and as night falls, it turns into a night market as other push cart style food stalls begin their operations. We were here from late afternoon, and manage to do a little shopping before dinner. The prices here seemed to be slightly cheaper.
The first stall that we saw was 景美上海生煎包, which had a permanent stall front, and was definitely a popular choice, given the queue despite the rain. People were buying 10 buns at one go 😮 We tried the 蔬菜生煎包 Vegetable Bun (NT12), and wow, the vegetables gave the juicy bun some good crunch!
We then passed by 微笑碳烤, and the huge 章魚腳 Octopus Leg (NT50) was calling out to us! We ordered that and a couple of items, and waited a short while for the food to be grilled. With sweet teriyaki sauce drizzled all over, and the delicious aroma of charcoal-grilled food, we wiped out everything real quickly. The octopus tasted fresh and chewy, and we were able to bite through easily.
Next, there were two side-by-side shops with common seating area. We tried 豬血雙管湯 Pig’s Blood with Double Intestines (NT35) from 景美肉圓, as well as 紅燒肉 Deep-fried Pork (NT50) from 景美炸三鮮. The double intestines, which was intestines stuffed within intestines, was very crunchy and chewy, and we enjoyed the texture very much. The pig’s blood cubes were not as large as what we had the previous day 😛 The 紅燒肉 was deep fried upon ordering, and was firm to bite, and it was somewhat addictive, as we could not stop chewing!
It was raining throughout our entire visit, so we decided to call it a day and move on to 公館夜市 Gongguan Night Market, where we read that there were more sheltered areas, since there were more shop fronts. However, we would definitely want to come back here again to explore more 🙂