The Raohe Street Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市) is one of Taipei’s most famous night markets. Full of all kinds of tasty treats and traditional Taiwanese cuisine, it has all the rough charm you would want from a night market without being too touristy. Prices are pretty reasonable too, so most visitors end up getting a few dishes or snacks rather than just eating at one spot. It’s a perfect way to try real Taiwanese food.
The specialties of this night market are pepper meat buns, with the stall at the end of the market always having a line of hungry customers, stinky tofu and herbal soup. There are also plenty of Taiwanese street market favorites, such as oyster vermicelli, duck and tapioca (bubble tea). Look out for the stalls with long lines, as these tend to be the ones locals know taste the best. You’ll be able to smell the stinky tofu from miles away though, so give it a try and see if it’s for you!
How to get there
The nearest station to Raohe Street Night Market is Songshan station on the Taipei Metro’s green line. If coming from Taipei Station, walk to Beimen Station and take the green line (14 minutes, NT$25). From Songshan Station, head out of exit 5. Take a right and walk to the large temple. The market is just to the left.
There are also a few YouBike bicycle rental stations around Songshan Station.
Hours and fees
Hours: Daily from 5pm to midnight