Taipei is inarguably one of the top street food cities in the world. Taiwan is known as the land of snacks: they have literally invented and re-invented genre after genre of snack food over the years. From pearl tea to fried chicken, the Taiwanese are all about inventing and perfecting the ultimate snack foods. The catch with Taipei street food, though, is that almost all of it is nocturnal. You can find some stalls during the day but 99% of the street food options don’t come out until late afternoon and evening when the night markets begin to spring to life. We visited Taiwan in January 2016 and visited one of the must-visit night markets in Taipei, Shilin Night Market (士林夜市)
One of our favorite places in Taipei in our Taiwan trip last winter is Xi Men Ding. Xi Men Ding is a neighborhood and shopping district in the Wanhua District of Taipei, Taiwan. It was the first pedestrian zone in Taiwan. Located in west Taipei, Xi Men Ding is one of the most popular tourist spots among both local and international travelers. Xi Men Ding features a wide selection of fashionable clothing and accessories in many styles include Japanese, Chinese, and Western.
Time to continue our travel diary in Taiwan. In this post, we’re going to share a special place, one of our favorite places to visit on our Taiwan Winter Trip last year, Alishan National Scenic Area, a mountain indigenous township in Chiayi County, Taiwan.