Specialties:Thick squid soup, oyster omelets, goose meat, meats ball
The Huaxi Street Tourist Night Market is the most well known international tourist night market in Taipei, for more than 50 years of history selling mostly tonic food, Chinese herbal food, crafts, commodities, gourmet snacks. Seafood cuisine is especially famous here, and the "Tainan Danzai Noodle" House decorated in art-deco style is Huaxi's signature gourmet restaurant. Other special features that attract large crowds are the Chinese herbal cuisine cooked with snake, foot massage shops, healthoriented spa.
- Themed Shopping Areas
- Family、Campus teaching
- Suggested Months for Visiting
- All year
- From Wanhua Train Station to Huaxi street, Wanhua Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
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AuthenticThis is a delightful place if you fancy gritty, urban REAL life as opposed to touristy schlock. It is quite near Longshan Temple and I visited the Banquio area nearby. There were herbalists, snakes, and some really tasty food on a stick. Fair warning: This was a red light district in times past, so, while it isn't dangerous....there is still a vestige of this character.
Not Much VarietyWe've been here on previous trips to Taipei , but today's visit convinced me there is no reason to return. Loaded with massage parlours and meat-laced eateries for locals. No place for vegetarians. Notorious for serving snake, but there is not much of that in evidence. There are many interesting places to visit in Taipei. This isn't one of them.
Good for rainy daysCame here on a rainy night as it's the only night market with shelter. Apparently it's also famous for snake soup/bits Actually tried stir fried snake, tasted like chicken. The snake soup was average, lots of bones. My friend had the crazy shots - snake blood, venom and bile
Back to old night marketIt used to serve snakes on menus but not any more. We barely find restaurant to serve it but still a lot of food stand we can try. A lot of message stores around the area.
Snakes not as dominant of a feature anymore.Do not fear...........Not every eatery or majority are serving snakes anymore. Even if you approach the ones that do have snakes on the menu, its only a few in the cages and glass enclosures. See if with your eyes by approaching it however, do not take pictures. They do not like that. Some restaurants are small, some are large, but they are not busy serving snakes to diners. There are many other eateries along the street in a enclosed canopy so it would be great for rainy days. There are foot massage parlours and nali spas here too for very reasonably priced service. We indulged in their nails service and foot massages. Do not be put off by the "tourist" and "snake alley" moniker. Worth a visit.
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