Located in New Taipei City, Sanhe Night Market is only 10 minutes away from Taipei Main Station/Ximen by car and should be an absolute visit.
Sanhe Night Market 三和夜市 is the Taiwanese locals version of Shilin Night Market, meaning that you’ll have just as much variety, higher quality and lower prices. The big difference is that you won’t find any signs in English. If you have Google Translate, you’ll be able to get by with no problems at Sanhe Night Market 三和夜市.
There are many popular places to eat and I only scratched the surface of Sanhe Night Market 三和夜市. But here’s what I ate:
Oyster omelet NT$55
Poached Egg soup NT$40
Crab roe xiaolongbao NT$110 for 7 PCs
Sanhe Night Market 三和夜市 has small crowded alleys, lots of food and shopping. Definitely consistent with what you’d find in other night markets.
I’ll definitely be back to try more food.
The crab roe and pork Xiaolongbao was my favorite and was much cheaper than Din Tai Fung…and just as good! Since 7 pieces costs NT$110, that’s NT$15.7 each. At Din Tai Fung, the same item costs NT$370 for 10 pieces, that NT$37 each piece. So you can get something just as good at less than half the cost!
It’s food, but you’re not going to enjoy it
Didn’t meet minimum meal expectations
Satisfying and an adequate meal.
So good you’ll eat here again!
You will remember this meal for the rest of your life!
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