Every town worth it's salt, in Taiwan, has at least one night market. Tainan has a bunch. To explain, a night market is just a big area with lots of street food, clothing peddlers and fair games that is only open at night, and usually only on certain days of the week. They are often just PACKED with people, but not always. It's a very common place for Taiwanese people to go for fun on the weekends and sometimes during the week.
To a foreigner unaccustomed to Taiwanese cuisine, they can be a bit daunting, espeeeeecially because of the smells. As for the visuals, I'll let you see for yourself!
|Most seafood in Taiwan is served completely intact - eyes, tails, bones, feelers, etc. It can be a bit off putting. You just have to get over it!|
|Lots of things are fried in big woks of oil.|
|One thing we sometimes like is the fruit and veggies they sell. Although, our experience with fruit here hasn't been stellar and sometimes they put something on the fruit that we don't like. It's always a gamble.|
|Hello Kitty is alive and very well here.|
|You choose a stick and they grill it for you.|
|Chicken butts possibly? Your guess.|
|Chicken or duck heads and and necks.|
|Blood rice - not that bad actually. Just quite salty.|
|A lot of meat is this color because of something they do to it. We usually don't like the taste when it's this color.|
|Chicken feet. Very popular. They like the bones and tendons and fat here often more than they like the meat.|
|They have these at 711 too. I still haven't figured out what most of it is, but it sure looks nasty.|
|Intestines I think?|
|Squid. Very popular.|
I really miss American food.