You could smell pork chop being grilled in the oven when you are walking along the night market. Matsusaka Pork is considered a “high quality cut” meat and this part of the meat is obtained from the sides of the pig’s neck, and one pig only yields two little pieces. That explains why the meat is pricier and served in smaller portion. The meager portion in the picture below costs NTD100. Nevertheless, the Matsusaka Pork was tender, juicy and you would taste the well-marinated flavour in your mouth.
I would call this BBQ meat-sushi (I can’t read Chinese words). It has meat wrapped around chives, spring onion and some cream in the centre. It is served sliced like sushi and the cream will ooze out. It was hard to resist the temptation, just look at the roll!
This next dish is Korean-influenced: Fried chicken and ddeokbokki (Korean rice cake) in gochujang (sweet red chilli) sauce, topped with melted cheese and chilli flakes. It is another of my favourite for obvious reasons – fried chicken in my favourite sauce and CHEESE.
Fried potato on a stick, topped with generous mozzarella cheese and honey mustard sauce. Really sinful!
No explanation needed – crispy, juicy and flavourful fried chicken!
Besides amazing food, you can also shop for clothes with a big bargain at Clothes Shopping Outlet in Wufenpu (五分埔). The entrances are between shops along the Raohe Night Market. Stroll through the maze of lanes and alleys that are full of racks of clothing. Beware, you might end up spending a few hours in there because the selections are too wide at a crazy cheap price.
How to get to Raohe Street Night Market:
By MRT: Take the Green Line to Songshan (松山) Station and look for Exit 5. The night market is just across the road, to the right and next to the Ciyou Temple (慈祐宮).
By Train (TRA): From Taipei Main Station, take any local train northbound (區間車) to Songshan (松山) Station, then locate MRT Exit 5.
Address: Raohe St, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105
Opening Hours: Daily 5pm – 12am