Taipei is famous of night markets, these night markets are something similar with Malaysia’s pasar malam.
No matter what the Taiwanese do, they always will visit the night market for sure. If you are planning to travel to Taipei. Check out Rao He night market for lots of varieties of foods.
Rao He Night Market is the oldest night market in Taipei and it is famous of many types of foods. This market is a stone’s throw away from Songshan MRT Station, hence making it an easily accessible attraction.
Vendors will start setting up their stalls at 5pm, but the best time to drop by is around 7pm – where you get to catch the action in full force. There are many foods that you might not be able to get it back home is available in the market. Some of the highly recommended foods by then that is available around the night market were:
Fu Zhou Black Pepper Bun aka Hu Jiao Bing
Herbal Pork Rib Soup
The food stalls were mostly positions at the center of the road and some inside the shop besides the road side. Besides foods there were also hops that sells clothing, shoes and many more inside the shop itself.
Feel free to check out a video we have recorded during out stay there for you viewing here:
How to get there:
Take West Railway Line train (西部幹線列車) to Songshan Railway Station (松山火車站), and walk towards Bade Road (八德路) to Raohe St. Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市)
By Taipei MRT:
Take Taipei MRT-Bannan Line (捷運板南線) to MRT Houshanpi Station (捷運後山埤站). Walk towards Yongji Road (永吉路) from exit no. 4 of MRT Houshanpi Station (捷運後山埤站) and make a turn at Songshan Road (松山路). Raohe St. Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市) is reachable after passing the overhead bridge of Songshan Railway Station (松山火車站) to Raohe St. Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市)
1. Take bus no. 28, 53, 63, 203, 204, 205, 256, 276, 306, 518, 531, 605, 622, 629, 668, 675, 711, Blue 7 (藍7) or Brown 1 (棕1) to Songshan Railway Station (松山火車站).
2. Take bus no. 32, 232, 281, 284, 286, or 611 to the Songshan Railway Station front stop (松山前站), and pass the overhead bridge of the railway station to Raohe St. Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市).