4 hours in total
All food & drinks are included
Meet up in Yongchun MRT
What To Expect
The tour begins at a bustling traditional market; from seasonal fruits to piping hot green onion bread, you'll taste the best the market has to offer. We then wind through back alleys in search of local favorites; from refreshing cold sesame noodles and pork belly stuffed Taiwanese burgers – and onto the more adventurous stinky tofu and betel nut!
Witness modern Taiwanese creativity in a stroll through Eslite Songyan Culture Park, then fly-by Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall for a taste of Taiwan's past – all topped off with old-school Taiwanese icy treat caps. Sound enticing?
- Explore Xinyi district lengthiest and busiest wet market, where locals visit on a daily basis for the freshest ingredients
- Savor the best Taiwanese burger (掛包 – gua bao) the city has to offer. Taste for yourself why her gua bao has won multiple awards!
- Learn and sample stinky tofu fermented the old fashioned way at a unique stinky tofu specialty restaurant.
- Taste the creations of Taiwan's master baker, who took home the industry's top prize in Paris. We try a pineapple cake – Taiwan's favorite, flakiest way to consume fruit.
- Walk through SYS Memorial Hall, enjoy views of the memorial that was completed in 1972 and an excellent Taipei 101 photo-op.
- Discover the historical SongShan Tobacco Factory and all its fun facts.
With a small group of up to 8 travelers, you will be rubbing shoulders with locals and sampling our favorites bites for the ultimate night market indulgence. From piping hot beef noodle soup to freshly boiled mochi on shaved ice to the old school smoked shark(!) and beer – loosen that belt and get ready to feast!
Taiwanese cuisine is comprised of a melting pot (or hot-pot, if you will) of culinary flavors and techniques from multiple cultures and culinary traditions – including those of the mainland southern China provinces- Fujian and Guangzhou, as well as that of Japan.
Taiwanese culture is notoriously food-obsessed: most gatherings revolve around eating, and many residents will think nothing of loitering in line for hours on end to get a taste of a hyped-up culinary trend. Combine a dizzying array of food options and a fast-paced urban life and you may glean a better understanding of the Taiwanese culinary tradition of 小吃 “xiao chi”.
Literally translated as “small eats”, xiaochi are essentially substantial snacks – small bites that can be eaten throughout the day, or combined to form a full meal. Rarely found in home cooking or in restaurants, the kingdom of xiao chi can be found in our night market tour- where vendors boil, fry and sauce a variety of foods that are often served on-the-go.
Meet your friendly local food expert at Yongchun MRT located in the central area of Taipei rain or shine, every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 11:00am to 2:30 pm (Summer: May – September tours from 4:00 to 8:00pm)
You will sample 12 different traditional Taiwanese "xiao chi" (literally translated as "little eat") dishes, some of which have evolved into modern-day night market treats that are loved by both locals and visitors. With a small group of up to just 8 travelers, you will be rubbing shoulders with locals and sampling local favorites for the ultimate night market indulgence. From piping hot beef noodle soup to freshly boiled mochi on shaved ice to the old school smoked shark – loosen that belt and get ready to feast!
Your local food experts will ensure you taste the best of the best and, when the tour concludes, you'll return to your original departure point.
- Vegetarian friendly: Substitutes are available
- Suitable for all ages and fitness levels
- Small group size: 1-8 people
- 12 tastings
What's not included
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off