Taipei Food Tour: Ningxia Night Market
After your guide explains the nine different food options available during your 2- to 3-hour walking tour, whet your appetite with three mouthwatering dishes to eat alongside your fellow food lovers.
Perhaps start with fried yam balls or taste some karasumi, or mullet roe, which is made from the eggs of mullet fish, baked until rosy red and considered a Taiwanese delicacy. If you’d like to sample traditional meat, try some tender pork leg served with rice and shrimp soup, or a chicken roll with rice and barbecue sauce that's packed with flavor. Vegetarians will find plenty of stalls at Ningxia Market, from popular sticky rice with mushrooms to Taiwanese tofu dishes. Take a bite of taro balls with egg, or enjoy scrumptious rice balls boiled in sugar soup and served with peanut or red bean soup to balance out the sweet flavors.
Herb soup is especially good after you’ve eaten a lot and want to give your digestive system some relief. Yam or taro balls are added to this herb soup to create a traditional Taiwanese dessert, but scrumptious oyster pancakes also beckon — definitely worth the wait in line! You'll discover Taiwanese food from the perspective of a local as your guide offers recommendations and explains the significance of the dishes in Taiwanese culture.
We’ll end the tour with a bizarre, yet memorable, food challenge. If you dare to try three of the local delicacies we pick for you, you’ll get a special reward at the end of the tour!
Your small group returns to MRT Shuanglian Station or you can stay at Ningxia Market to continue exploring (and eating) on your own.
- Local English speaking guide
- Local snack
- 5 local dishes (Main Meals: Oyster Omelet, Shrimp fried rice, Pan fried dumpling (choose one), Snacks: Sweet potato balls, Salt Pepper Chicken (choose one), Desserts or drinks: Bubble tea, Peanut roll ice cream (choose one), Bizzard food challenge: Stinky tofu, Pig blood cake (choose one)
- The tour guide will introduce all the food above to you and then you can decide what to eat.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 15 years
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Maximum group size is 7
Got to walk the Night Market and sample the foods. Also got to learn about the foods we were not brave enough to sample. It was the weekend so the market was very crowded and noisy -- but that was part of the local experience. The guide was good at explaining what we were eating and suggesting local favorites that westerners might like. It was an interesting experience.
The tour never happened as your representatives never showed up. We waited from 6pm until 7:15pm at the meeting place. We went back and forth the main ticketing booth and the 2 entrances/exits of the mrt station. A few days prior to our tour we sent a email to your local partner operation and asked for specifics as regard exact location of the meeting place for the tour per instructions written on the voucher you emailed us. we never got a reply. We decided then to just arrive at the mrt station much earlier than the 7pm meeting time, hoping to be able to locate your local partner's booth, there was none. We asked the personnel at the mrt ticketing booth and they were unfamiliar with your local operator, even when we showed them our voucher and the name of your operator. At 6:30pm we were trying to call the telephone number of your operator however there was no answer, we must have tried almost 10times. I have used viator for my tours in other locations previously and I have been satisfied of your service. I booked tours through viator because I trust viator, and i expect that you have qualified your partners well. This experience has been real frustrating. That tour was supposed to be our 1st tour for the vacation, and on the day of our arrival. I sent you an email (through My bookings) on that frustrating evening but never received a reply. I hope this time around I can expect a reply from you at the soonest. Thank you.