By TTNews Reporter Ou, Yu-Rong
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (TTNews) – Huasi Street Night Market is located in the vicinity of Longshan Temple, which was originally known as “Sweet Yam City”, one of the earliest developed areas in Taipei City. The night market, along with three other famous night markets on “Wuzhou Street”, “Guangzhou Street” and “Xichang Street” have formed into a unique shopping district. There are a rich diversity of rare foods and delicacies available in the night market, making it one of foreign tourists’ favourite sites. Huasi Street Night Market is also famous for snack shops. There are few stores that still demonstrate snack processing and cooking. However, due to safety issue and other factors, the world-renowned snack processing performance is no longer available in the night market, but Huasi Street Night Market is still well-known for offering a variety of snack and soft-shell turtle dishes as the most representative feature of the night market.
The reason why there are a variety of snack and soft-shell turtle dishes available in the night market is because the north section of Huasi Street used to be close to the pier; hence, many fishermen and pier workers would like to come down here for drinking and dining. In the early years, Huasi Street Night Market was also famous for congregated porno shops. After prostitution was banned by the government, the sightseeing quality is greatly improved.
Huasi Street Night Market is the first tourist night market in Taiwan, which was established 50 years ago. It has also become one of the must-visit tourist sites while foreign tourists are sightseeing in Taipei City. In addition to snack and soft-turtle dishes, the night market also features various products for sale. In order to retain their strong and unique local cultural characteristics, there are a number of fixed folk festival parades will be held here annually. Huasi Street Night Market has now been gradually converted into a diversified tourist night market, providing tourists more funs and exquisite foods!