Shilin Night Market Report
Shilin Night Market in the Shilin District of Taipei, Taiwan. The night market is located near the former location of a wharf on the Keelung River. Agricultural produce from farms in Shilin being shipped to other ports such as Banka and Dadaocheng would typically be sold in this area. The daytime Shilin Market was formally established in this area in 1909. With the influx of customers, many new businesses and food vendors began to establish themselves in the area and the Shilin Night Market was born.
Shilin Night Market has since become the largest and most well-known night market in Taiwan, especially with regards to food, and is a favorite focal point for Taipei's night life among residents and visitors alike.
Due to safety, sanitation and fire hazard concerns, the old Shilin Market structure was demolished in October 2002 by the Taipei City Government; the food vendors formerly based within the old structure were relocated to a newer temporary structure a few hundred meters away, next to the metro Jiantan Station. Plans for the renovated site began in 1999 work began in 2006 after the relocation of the vendors to the temporary site. The renovated site re-opened in 2011.
Shilin Night Market sells famous fried chicken from around the world (吉恩馬克小吃店)
One of the many stalls at the night market
Concoction between Japanese and Western Food
Large piece of fried chicken from the same stall with a drink for scale
History of Shilin Night Market