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Michelin 2022 /  street food comparisons among Asian countries

Singapore 1 street food stall with 1 MICHELIN Star
5 Bib Gourmand street food stalls (including 1 new)
6 MICHELIN Selected street food stalls (including 1 new)
40 Bib Gourmand hawker centre stalls (including 3 new)

62 MICHELIN Selected hawker centre stalls (including 1 new)
Hong Kong 15 Street Food establishments (including 2 new additions)
Macau 8 Street Food establishments
Taipei

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PS: intro some street food:
guide.michelin.com/us/en/taipei-region/restaurants/street-food


 

New York Times, 2022-6-28: Taiwanese Fried Chicken Meets the Moment / As crispy chicken soars in popularity, Taiwanese American chefs are reimagining the street-food classic.  nytimes.com/2022/06/28/dining/Taiwanese-fried-chicken.html    New York Times, 2022-1-19Many of Taiwan's residents are now proud of their island's culinary offerings, whether it is the classic beef noodle soup — a mix of mainland influences unique to Taiwan — or bubble milk tea, a modern invention.  nytimes.com/2022/01/19/world/asia/taiwan-china-identity.html    BBC, 2022-3-30: Today, stinky tofu ( that's reminiscent of sour milk and rotting garbage) is still primarily a street food throughout Taiwan, where it’s as synonymous with the country’s outdoor night markets as beef noodle soup. Shenkeng Old Street is an entire boulevard dedicated to the dish, Dai's House of Stinky Tofu is Since 1989   Taipei Times, 2022-9-10:  classic Taiwanese street food — oyster omelet, guabao (pork belly buns), beef noodles, xiansuji (Taiwanese-style crispy fried chicken), stinky tofu and pot stickers. taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2022/09/10/2003785064   Taiwan News, 2022-3-23: Pizza Hut unleashed the "Cilantro Century Egg Pig’s Blood Cake Pizza" (香菜皮蛋豬血糕比薩), which was well-received by some Taiwanese but met with disgust by many foreign readers.   In Michelin 2021, Taipei's food was ranked behind Japan's Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kyoto, Osaka, Singapore, Seoul Korea, Shanghai

 

CNN:  street foods in Asia, 2022-8-24

Taiwan nBubble tea: No trip to Taiwan would be complete without at least one bubble tea.   the classic recipe calls for rich, silky, shaken green or black tea with sizable black tapioca balls, which require a special straw to drink.
nSalt & pepper fried chicken Coated in sweet potato flour then double-fried to add crunch and lock in moisture...
nStinky tofu: Essentially, vendors soak bean curd in brine, then let it ferment for hours, days, weeks or months at a time.
best street foods in other Asian countries edition.cnn.com/travel/article/asia-best-street-foods-cmd/index.html   

 

   Lonely Planet, 2022-9-30: What to eat and drink in Taiwan / Yongkang Beef NoodlesTaipei.  pearl milk tea, zhenzhu naicha (珍珠奶茶) in Chun Shui Tang, Taipei.  gooey oyster omelets (蚵仔煎), ‘salt-crisp’ fried chicken tossed with basil leaves and five-spice, and shaved ice desserts (剉冰) in Miaokou Night Market, Keelung.  aboriginal Formosans cuisine: wild boar served with onions and greens, steamed rice stuffed into bamboo tubes, and millet wine – once the tonic of tribal rituals. You might also encounter dishes of betel-nut salad, bird’s nest fern and even flying squirrel try it in Taiya Popo, Yilain. lonelyplanet.com/articles/what-to-eat-and-drink-in-taiwan   

 

Economist  /    Global Food Security Index 2022
Taiwan is not included

world rank country Overall Score Affordability Availability Quality & safety Sustainability & Adaptation
6 Japan 79.5 89.8 81.2 77.4 66.1
14 NZ 77.8 91.6 67.7 73.1 75.1
22 Australia 75.4 93.3 61.1 84 58.8
23 UAE 75.2 86.7 73.8 81.3 55.2
25 China 74.2 86.4 79.2 72.0 54.5
28 Singapore 73.1 93.2 77.8 69.7 44.3
30 Qatar 72.4 88.6 72.9 71.7 51.0
39 S Korea 70.2 76.8 71.5 71.5 58.5
41 Malaysia 69.9 87.0 59.5 74.7 53.7
46 Vietnam 67.9 84.0 60.7 70.2 52.2
63 Indonesia 60.2 81.4 50.9 56.2 46.3
64 Thailand 60.1 83.7 52.9 45.3 51.6
impact.economist.com/sustainability/project/food-security-index/

 

 

Best Cuisines in the world
Taste Atlas   tasteatlas.com/best/cuisines
TasteAtlas Awards: World’s Best Cuisines - TasteAtlas Awards 2021

No. 1. Italy, score 4.72 14. Poland 26. Georgia Bosnia
2. Greece, score 4.68 15. Germany 27. Czech Malaysia
3. Spain, score 4.59 16. Indonesia 28. Bulgaria Lebanon
4. Japan, score 4.59 17. Croatia 29. UK Ukraine
5. India, score 4.54 18. Argentina 30. Thailand Palestine
6. Mexico 19. S. Korea Belgium Bangladesh
7. Turkey 20. Vietnam Nederland Lithuania
8. USA 21. Hungary Austria No. 45  Taiwan,
 score 3.96
9. France 22. Romania Algeria
10. Peru 23. Philippines Denmark
11. China 24. Iran S. Africa
12. Brazil 25. Serbia Syria
13. Portugal      


 

 Seattle Times, 2021-8-14:  In Taiwan, big data turns pig’s blood and century eggs into hot pizza toppings  /    In 2019, Domino’s Pizza created the boba — a pizza served with sweet tapioca pearls as an homage to the popular bubble milk tea.  ... ramen and spicy hot pot pizza. It even made a pizza topped with durian — a thorny fruit ... The latest invention — featuring a street delicacy made of sticky rice and pig’s blood, and preserved eggs.  “Every now and then, Taiwanese will go crazy over a new popular, well-talked about food” . “Taste does not seem to be their top priority.”  seattletimes.com/nation-world/in-taiwan-big-data-turns-pigs-blood-and-century-eggs-into-hot-pizza-toppings/ ●  Bloomberg, 2021-4-16: Total arrivals last year crashed 88%... life isn’t quite normal. For example, at the Ningxia Night Market in Taipei, masks and plastic screens are among the precautions used to prevent the virus from spreading. With a lack of foreign tourists, Shilin’s market has been shifting its focus to the 100,000-plus students who study nearby.  brief from: bloomberg.com/news/features/2021-04-15/in-taiwan-s-night-markets-locals-sip-bubble-tea-and-wait-for-tourists    Apple Daily, 2021-3-12: Shi-lin night market "miserable street scene" , more bosses than customers, “expensive”, "smoke smells", "too homogeneous & unattractive", "delivery platforms are emerging", "no foreign tourists"... most ever stores closed in recent 30 yrs   Apple Daily editorial, 1-5-2021:  chaos !  Taiwanese people lost confidence in gov. pork control strategy.  famous shop "Formosa Chang" was questioned too.  AP 11-23-2020: Taiwanese business may not be ethical ... mix the U.S. pork ( Ractopamine pork banned by 150+ countries ) with Taiwan pork   Yahoo News, 12-16-2020: Singapore’s hawker culture was officially approved  (Dec.16, 2020) to be inscribed into UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.  But Taiwan's night market hawker culture was not selected     China Times 7-15-2020,  till now the govt. only work on night market's toilet room, the rest is far behind the standard int'l metro's needs...    Taipei mayor Ko: Our night markets and markets are too dirty !   The best-known expert in toxic study, professor Yen: Minimize the times of dining out to protect your health !

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 ●   UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage  /    https://ich.unesco.org/en/lists
Unlike Singapore's hawker culture, Taiwan's night market culture was not selected

ranks

Asian country heritage items selected
1 China 40
2 Korea 24
3 Japan 20
4 Mongolia 15
5 India 13
6 Indonesia 10
7 Saudi Arabia 8
8 Cambodia 5
9 Philippines 4
10 Qatar 3
10 Malaysia 3
10 Pakistan 3
13  Thai 2
14 Singapore 1
14 Sri Lanka 1
14 Vietnam 1
14 UAE 1

18~3X

Myanmar, Laos, Nepal 0
Taiwan 0
 

 sg.news.yahoo.com/singapore-hawker-culture-gets-nod-included-unesco-intangible-cultural-heritage-list-140941296.html  12-16-2020: Singapore’s hawker culture was officially approved on Wednesday (16 December) to be inscribed into UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.  The biggest thanks must go to the generations of hawkers for nourishing a nation’s stomach and spirits.   Taiwanese like its night market culture, but was not selected.

 

Taiwan's street food ,
Michelin bib-gourmand , 2021
name type contact

Da-Qiao-Tou Tube Rice Pudding

street food 41, Section 3, Yanping North Road, Datong District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Shih Chia Big Rice Ball

street food 02-25857655

Lo Chi Hsiao Chao

street food 27, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Da'an District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Yu Pin Yuan Iced and Hot Tangyuan

street food 0955861816

Liang Chi Lu Wei梁記滷味

street food Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Da'an District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Liu Yu Zi

street food Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Yi Jia Zi

small eats 02-23115241

Fang Chia Shredded Chicken on the Rice

street food 44-2 Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Wu Wang Tsai Chi

Street Food 0930406677

Unnamed Clay Oven Roll

Street Food Lane 311, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Chang Hung Noodles

Street Food 15 Huaxi Street, Wanhua District, Taipei, 108, Taipei & Taichung

Yuan Fang Guabao

Street Food 02-23810249

Stinky Tofu Boss

Street Food 02-2305 2078

Wang's Broth

Street Food 17-4 Huaxi Street, Wanhua District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Lan Chia Guabao

Street Food 3, Alley 8, Lane 316, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Beef Noodles and Beef Entrails Soup

Street Food 63 Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Hsiung Chi Scallion Pancake

Street Food 2, Lane 108, Section 4, Luosifu Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Good Friend Cold Noodles

Street Food 31 Danan Road, Shilin District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Chen Tung Pork Ribs Medicinal Herbs Soup

Street Food 160 Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei, 105, Taipei & Taichung

Chung Chia Sheng Jian Bao

Street Food 38 Xiaodong Street, Shilin District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

Hai Yu Pork Ribs

Street Food 49 Dadong Road, Shilin District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

A Kuo Lu Wei

Street Food 226 Raohe Street, Songshan District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung
Cabbage Rice and Pork Rib Soup street food 2, Lane 17, Section 3, Yanping North Road, Datong District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung
Rong's Pork Liver street food 68 Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei, 110, Taipei & Taichung

 

 

33 new-winning street food, Michelin 2020
The MICHELIN Plate, Bib Gourmand,   8-24-2020

 

name signature food address title
Da Qiao Tou Tube Rice Pudding The steamed sticky rice is chewy but never mushy. Choose lean or fatty pork and drizzle with homemade sauce. 41, Section 3, Yanping North Road, Taipei Bib Gourmand
Liu Yu Zi Plain taro balls boast creamy mashed taro; those with salted egg yolk and pork floss have extra flavour.  Ningxia Road, Taipei, 110, Taiwan  Bib Gourmand
Fang Chia Shredded Chicken on the Rice The chicken rice is irresistibly aromatic while the tofu in a spiced marinade is velvety beyond imagination.  
  • 44-2 Ningxia Road, Taipei, 110, Taiwan  

 

Bib Gourmand
Yuan Huan Pien Oyster Egg Omelette, asty omelettes, with oysters from Tainan drizzled in homemade sweet hot sauce, since 1965., 46 Ningxia Road, Taipei The MICHELIN Plate
Beef Noodles and Beef Entrails Soup,  Beef offal soup and dry noodles with meat sauce are both good. 63 Raohe Street, Taipei, Bib Gourmand:
Rong's Pork Liver Crunchy liver slices in a rich broth are never grainy. Don’t miss the pork zongzi with sweet hot sauce. 68 Ningxia Road, Taipei,  Bib Gourmand

Cabbage Rice and Pork Rib Soup

Simple but addictive, cabbage rice and clear pork rib radish soup are the comfort food everyone craves Lane 17, Section 3, Yanping North Road, Taipei Bib Gourmand
Shih Chia Big Rice Ball Its gooey glutinous rice balls with juicy pork filling have been hugely popular with locals since the 1960s.

58, Section 3, Yanping North Road, Taipei, 

 

Bib Gourmand

Lo Chi Hsiao Chao

Tucked away but worth seeking out. The menu is small, with fried lamb, beef or clams the highlights. 27, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Taipei Bib Gourmand

Yu Pin Yuan Iced and Hot Tangyuan

 Hot sesame or peanut dumplings on shaved ice drizzled with osmanthus syrup create interesting contrasts. 31, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Taipei, Bib Gourmand

Liang Chi Lu Wei

This busy stall boasts 20+ types of marinated food such as dried tofu, chicken offal, kelp and duck wings. Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Taipei Bib Gourmand

Golden Fried Chicken

Both chicken and tempura are fried-to-order, but the piping hot and perfectly fried items are worth the wait 35, Alley 50, Lane 39, Tonghua Street, Taipei, The MICHELIN Plate

A Nan Sesame Oil Chicken

It serves revitalising sesame oil chicken soup all year round. Come early as chicken legs often run out by 7 pm 34, Lane 311, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Taipei,  The MICHELIN Plate

Wu Wang Tsai Chi

Rechristened and moved into an alley, but expect the same tasty popiah roll with 10 different fillings that are packed with layered flavours 29, Lane 313, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Taipei Bib Gourmand

Unnamed Clay Oven Roll

This push cart near the end of the market always attracts a queue. Try their sweet pastry and long shaobing Lane 311, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Taipei, Bib Gourmand

Corn House Grilled Corn

 

Sweet corn from Yunlin city is grilled and coated in spice mix – choose between original, cumin or fiery hot Lane 311, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Taipei The MICHELIN Plate

Shan-Nei Chicken

Good-value steamed chicken is feted for its springy skin and juicy flesh. Come before 8 pm for chicken legs 20-3, Lane 307, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Taipei The MICHELIN Plate

Stinky Tofu Boss

Silky and porous, the vegan stinky tofu is steamed to order with mushrooms and basil adding extra aroma 6, Lane 313, Section 2, Zhonghua Road, Taipei Bib Gourmand

Chang Hung Noodles

For almost 50 years, regulars have been coming for its pork cheek noodle soup, boiled chicken and pork tail. 15 Huaxi Street, Taipei, 108 Bib Gourmand

Yuan Fang Guabao

 

A 60-year-old shop selling buns stuffed with marinated pork belly, pickles, ground peanuts and coriander 17-2 Huaxi Street, Taipei, Bib Gourmand

Wang's Broth

 

As well as minced pork and pickled cucumber in broth, try their steamed rice with ‘black gold’ pork sauce 17-4 Huaxi Street, Taipei Bib Gourmand

Lan Chia Guabao

 

Buns stuffed with ground peanuts, coriander, pickles and braised pork build layers of textures and flavours 3, Alley 8, Lane 316, Section 3, Luosifu Road, Taipei Bib Gourmand

Hsiung Chi Scallion Pancake

 

Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, the pancake matches perfectly with the honey mustard and basil. 2, Lane 108, Section 4, Luosifu Road, Taipei,  Bib Gourmand

Beef Noodles and Beef Entrails Soup

Look for the comic cow head on the unnamed cart. Beef offal soup and dry noodles with meat sauce are both good 63 Raohe Street, Taipei,  Bib Gourmand

Tung Fa Hao

 

The second-generation owner makes tasty baby oyster vermicelli soup the same way as her father did when he started in 1937. 94 Raohe Street, Taipei The MICHELIN Plate

Mochi Baby

 

The transparent case houses gooey mocha – they’re freshly made every day and have a strong sticky rice fragrance. 111 Raohe Street, Taipei The MICHELIN Plate

Chen Tung Pork Ribs Medicinal Herbs Soup

Running for over 30 years, it’s famous for pork ribs stewed in herbal stock. Lamb is recommendated in winter 160 Raohe Street, Taipei Bib Gourmand

Fuzhou Black Pepper Bun

Freshly made crusty buns burst with pork juices and pepperiness. Expect a queue. 249 Raohe Street, Taipei The MICHELIN Plate

A Kuo Lu Wei

 

It sells a range of items braised in a spiced marinade. Try their duck wings, pork uterus and baby sweetcorn 226 Raohe Street, Taipei Bib Gourmand

Good Friend Cold Noodles

Noodles dressed in sesame sauce impart a hint of lemony fragrance, a perfect match for egg drop miso soup 31 Danan Road, Taipei Bib Gourmand

Chung Chia Sheng Jian Bao

This stall sells pan-fried buns with crispy bottoms and fluffy tops. Choose between cabbage and pork fillings 38 Xiaodong Street, Taipei Bib Gourmand

A Hui Vermicelli

 

This stall by the temple with no seating serves no-frills vermicelli soup with pork chitterlings or cuttlefish 52-1 Danan Road, Taipei The MICHELIN Plate

Hai Yu Pork Ribs

For over 40 years, a secret recipe has been used to make the tasty and healthy pork rib soup with over 15 herbs. 49 Dadong Road, Taipei Bib Gourmand

Jingmei Thick Rice Noodles

Noodles soak up the flavourful pork bone soup; deep-fried seafood trio with cucumber is another must-try 119 Jingmei Street, Taipei The MICHELIN Plate
 https://guide.michelin.com/tw/en/taipei-region/taipei/restaurant/fang-chia-shredded-chicken-on-the-rice

1. Street foods in Taiwan / night markets, street food, small-eats (cheap eats)

    
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Scientific Reports Journal, Food Navigator Asia, 2-9-2021: Fish fraud findings: Almost 20% of fish in Taiwan found to be mislabelled - study. https://www.foodnavigator-asia.com/Article/2021/02/09/Fish-fraud-findings-Almost-20-of-fish-in-Taiwan-found-to-be-mislabelled-study  Nature,  12-15-2020: The rates and consequences of seafood substitution frauds in Taiwan were elusive.  Snapper, cod and surimi products are particularly vulnerable to fraudulent substitutions. The high abundance of Pseudomonas in tilapia sashimi mislabeled as snapper unveils a potential health issue pertaining to the consumption of raw mislabeled seafood.  modern seafood products often appear in the form of fish pieces, filets or even ready-to-eat meals instead of whole fishes. The food processing technologies can also change the original color and luster of the meat.  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-79070-y ●  Financial Times, 8-28-2020: Taiwan eventually eases restrictions on US pork and beef imports.  Must bear in mind you may eat beef and pork with controversial Ractopamine (banned by 150+ countries) from 2021 on, because the cost of local meat is much more expensive.  ●  CTS news, 10-26-2020: Due to CovID19 and lacking of int'l tourists, about 300 stalls in Shilin Night Market were closed ●   China Times 7-15-2020, former transportation govt. minister 陳建宇 : Recreating a new tourists-friendly environment is starting from tourist night market, till now the govt. only work on night market's toilet room, the rest is far behind the standard int'l metro's needs...     ●  Taipei mayor Ko: Our night markets and markets are too dirty !  United Daily 1-20-2020: Ko wants them to be cleaner, and the food safety standard should be upgraded.     Liberty Times (自由時報) 1-6-2019 :  Taipei City Hall's "Model Night Markets" project, aims at " Japanese tourists are willing to sit down to eat "however, quite many stalls of Nin-Xia night market, an used to be highly cooperative tourists site, opposed, in that elevating the hygienic level and class increases their running costs (new tables & seats, tableware, etc) and might loses their characteristics, and  human touch ... ●  Chang Gung Mem. Hospital Toxicology expert professor   Yen Tzung-Hai M.D. (顏宗海, Doctor, Univ. of London ): Minimize the times of dining out to protect your health ! ( ref. to book <食品不安全的年代如何自保>("how to survive in this bad food-security time", April 2016)) 
    ● 
Michelin Guide Taipei announced at 4-10-2019 starred restaurants of Taipei Taiwan.   Unlike other Asian street food stalls earning some Michelin stars (e.g., Singapore's Liao Fan soya sauce chicken rice & noodle, Hong Kong's Mammy Pancake and Thailand Bangkok's Jay Fai's wok-fired dishes), there's no any Taiwanese local specialty  (night market cheap eats, street food)  won any starred title.   Furthermore,  even Michelin 3 star winner Le Palais Hotel was found snacks containing Hydrogen peroxide (過氧化氫) and Benzoic acid (苯甲酸),   many tourism hotels / 5 star hotels were found food hygiene not up to standard, e.g.,  5 star hotels used expired no-good ingredients, such as HsinChu and Taipei's Ambassador Hotel,  The Grand Hotel, Regent Formosa, and so on, reported by CTV evening news, BCC , LTN (12-19-2019) https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/life/breakingnews/3014179 , therefore it's within reason for us to suspect food-safety of night market's cheap eats  WEF <Travel and tourism competitiveness report> of 2019 shows Taiwan had the sub-region's largest decline in competitiveness,  Taiwan ranks 10th in Asia, Taiwan's prioritization of travel & tourism ranks world No.75 ...  travel & tourism  New !

 

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     ●   Michelin  Guide Taipei Bib Gourmand newly included night market signature hawkers, stalls, and their street foods;  4-3-2019

 

  "good value" food, NT30 ~ NT1300 (avg. 1000)

night market

signature hawkers

known for

ps

newly included in 2019      https://guide.michelin.com/tw/en/taipei/news-and-views/michelin-guide-taipei-2019-bib-gourmand-selection-street-foods/news

Gongguan Night Market
(公館夜市)

Hsiung Chi Scallion Pancake
(「雄記蔥抓餅」)

Scallion Pancake

seem to be a never-ending queue

 Lan Chia GuaBao (「藍家割包」)

soft buns stuffed with braised pork, ground peanut, coriander and pickles

Diners can decide preferred amount of fat in the slab of pork

 Yansan Night Market
(延三夜市)

no shop sign (捷運大橋頭站附近)

Cabbage Rice and Pork Rib Soup

soup sweet and beautiful

Da-Qiao-Tou Tube Rice Pudding
 (「大橋頭老牌筒仔米糕」)

Rice Pudding

50 yrs brand; sticky rice, lean or fatty pork, homemade sauce

Shih Chia Big Rice Ball
(「施家鮮肉湯圓」)

Big Rice Ball

glutinous rice balls with juicy pork fillings; since 1964

Huaxi Street Night Market
(華西街夜市)

Hsiao Wang Steamed Minced Pork with Pickles in Broth
(「小王清湯瓜仔肉」)

minced pork with pickled cucumbers
“black gold” pork rice

black pepper's special flavor matches well with the clear broth

Nanjichang Night Market
(南機場夜市)

Sung Ching Taiwanese Burrito
(「松青潤餅」)

 Taiwanese Burrito

popiah roll containing 10+ fillings ( bean sprouts, shredded carrots, radish, fried pork ) delivers sophisticated textures and flavors

Unnamed Oven Clay Roll stall
(「無名推車燒餅」)

sweet pastry(甜酥餅)、
savoury pastry or long shaobing (長燒餅、鹹酥餅)

best-loved items

Raohe Night Market
(饒河夜市)

A Kuo Lu Wei
(「阿國滷味」)

 Duck wings, pork uterus and baby sweet-corn are recommended.

deep flavor、various items (marinated meat, offal and bean-curd)

no shop sign
(a bull-head cartoon on its stall
)

Beef Noodles and Beef Entrails Soup.
(「紅燒牛肉麵牛雜湯」)

must-eats : assorted side dishes and dried noodles

Ningxia Night Market
(寧夏夜市)

Fang Chia Shredded Chicken With Rice
(「方家雞肉飯」)

A simple bowl of shredded chicken + rice (雞肉飯),
 a velvety tofu in marinade (滷豆腐)

warm your stomach & heart

Shilin Night Market
(士林夜市)

Chung Chia Sheng Jian Bao
(「鍾家原上海生煎包」)

buns (生煎包)

 fillings: cabbage or pork , crispy bottoms

Good Friend Cold Noodles
(「好朋友涼麵」)

Cold Noodles

 famous, fragrant sesame sauce

Linjiang Street Night Market (臨江街夜市)

Tien Hsiang Stinky Tofu
(「天香臭豆腐」)

Stinky Tofu

juicy, aroma

Yu Pin Yuan Iced and Hot Tangyuan
(「御品元冰火湯圓」)

 tangyuan (湯圓)

hot sweet glutinous rice dumplings on shaved ice,
 an interesting contrast in one's palate

 

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night markets hawkers selected in 2018 and 2019
饒河夜市:  陳董藥燉排骨 (Chen Dong Pork Ribs stewed in medicinal herbs) 910 901 933 160, Rao-he St.  (Raohe St. Night Market 慈祐宮前八德路旁, 饒河街160號路邊攤) stewed with lots rack of pork-ribs and medicinal herbs
饒河夜市:福州世祖胡椒餅(FuZhou Black Pepper bun)Pepper cakes/Hujiao bing / wheat buns more accurately, pies or pockets  2311 5098 Rao-he St. Night Market (饒河夜市) cook for immediate consumption, paper-thin wrappings, crispy & good-smell, rich hot broth with spicy pepper flavour (「現做現賣,皮薄香脆,餡料肉汁淋漓且充滿辛香胡椒味)
南機場夜市:臭老闆臭豆腐(Stinky Tofu Boss) 2305 2078 6, Ln.313, sec.2, Zhong-hua Rd. (中華路二段313巷6號) Chou doufu / stinky tofu : cook for immediate consumption, no milk-products added, good for Vegetarian
南機場夜市:阿男麻油雞( A Nan sesame Chicken) 0955-572-506 Ln.313, sec.2, Zhong-hua Rd..(中華路二段311巷)   health preserving sesame oil chicken soup (not very greasy) for all four seasons (四季合宜的養生麻油)
寧夏夜市: 豬肝榮仔(Rong's Pork Liver) 2553-9710 / 0935-937-231 68 Nin-Xia Rd. (Nin-Xia night market, 寧夏路68號前) Pig liver and pig bag only (只賣豬肝湯和豬肚湯,湯底肉香味濃,豬肝熟度完美,豬肚軟腍入味,配以香辛薑絲)
 寧夏夜市: 劉芋仔 (Liu Yu Zi Taiwan's taro - similar to sweet potato) 0920 091 595 34-4, Nin-Xia Rd.  (寧夏路34之4號, 蓬萊國小旁 Nin-Xia night market, )  
the reason of  being selected is its  fresh ingredients, and cook for immediate consumption.  chef specials are chicken-egg taro balls, taro pie (
蛋黃芋餅、香酥芋丸 )
 臨江街夜市:梁記滷味 ( Liang Ji Lou Wei) 2738-5052  83 Lin-Jiang Str (Nin-Jian night market , 臨江街83號)  Braised food/snacks : crispy duck intestines taste best
 臨江街夜市:駱記小炒(Lou Ji Xiao Chao) 2708 1027 27, alley 50, Lane 39, Tong-Hua Str. (通化街39巷50弄27號Nin-Jian night market ) all stir fried dishes (beef, snail, etc) are its signature
Hi-Yu Ribs stewed in medicinal herbs(士林夜市: 海友十全排骨) 2888 1959  49, Da-Dong Rd. (大東路49, Shilin night market  Ribs stewed in 15 different kinds of secret-recipe medicinal herbs (15種以上的中藥秘方烹調出美味養生的藥膳排骨湯)
ps: Shi Boss Spicy Tofu in Rao-he St. Night Market  is the only one hawker no long in the 2019's list
ps: some info. from Apple Daily headlines, UDN, 3-7-2018 ; https://guide.michelin.com/tw/en/taipei

   

    ●   Michelin Guide Taipei Plate  , 4-10-2019