Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Liuhe Night Market 六合夜市 in Kaohsiung Taiwan with AirAsia JK1190

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

Night markets in Taiwan are full of life, pulsating with overflowing energy from the street hawkers and gawking visitors. Taiwan night markets have many interesting local dishes not found outside of Taiwan. Liuhe Night Market is one of the most popular in Kaohsiung and a fine example of night markets in Taiwan.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

Papaya Milk is an old iconic Taiwanese beverage - it's already a must try for tourists since my first visits to Taiwan in the 1980s. Till today the refreshing drink still attracts long lines of people. This is the famous old 郑老牌 stall at Liuhe night market (in front of COSMED drug store at the Meili Dao MRT side).

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

Soft oyster omelet is a popular comfort dish in Taiwan as oysters and eggs are plentiful here.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

The eggy and fresh oyster's briny sea flavours is a delicious combination.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

The seas around Taiwan are rich with squid, so squid stalls are found in every night market. The large fresh squids are usually grilled or battered and deep fried.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

Braised beef noodles stall.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

Noodles with eels. This stall also serves fried and braised frogs and frog soup.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

四神汤 or four deity soup is a pork offal soup with barley, ginkgo nuts and herbs. Liuhe or any Taiwan night market is the epitome of street food - freshly cooked and eaten where you are, on the spot. No one will even bat an eye lid.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

Beef noodles and braised pork trotters stall.



The pork trotter stalls often have these lovely looking braised pork belly or Dong Po Rou 東坡肉.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

Sesame biscuits baked in a portable charcoal stone oven very similar to how naan is made in a tandoor.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

Something I've not seen in Malaysia or Singapore - chicken kidneys fried in sesame oil.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

Actually, this country bumpkin (me) who has eaten countless chicken is seeing chicken kidneys for the first time ;-p

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

There are many stalls serving fresh seafood cooked ala-minute on a flat cast iron or steel griddle, similar to ikan bakar in Malaysia and Singapore.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

These fresh local oysters are the size of my palm. Huge!

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

Stir fried chicken feet.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

Stall serving braised duck head, tongue, blood curd and innards. Taiwan night markets are very casual places. People come as they are.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

Traditional medicine man making his pitch earnestly :-D

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

These are just a small fraction of the at least 200 food stalls here at Liuhe night market. There is plenty more.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

If you visit Taiwan and leave without experiencing it's night markets, you ought to regret it ;-p

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

Getting to Liuhe Night Market 六合夜市 is easy - it is 2 minutes' walk from Meili Dao 美麗島站 Kaohsiung MRT Station.

Liuhe-Night-Market-六合夜市-Kaohsiung-Taiwan

AirAsia AK 170 departs Kuala Lumpur KLIA2 for Kaohsiung at 8:30am and 1:00pm every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

AirAsia AK 171 departs Kaohsiung for KLIA2 at 1:30pm and 5:50pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

My visit to Kaohsiung with AirAsia:

Day 1 & 2 itinerary <- click.

Day 3 & 4 itinerary <- click.
Day 5 & 6 itinerary <- click.

Date visited: 20 Jul 2015


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1 comment:

  1. Be sure to try Annies Fried Chicken in the lane behind Meldrum Hotel while the Night markets are open.
    If you are driving this isn't the best to get around as the town is literally dissected in 2 parts the east and west where there is only 1 crossing point which is confusing to find and you might end up on the freeway heading miles out of the city.

    The Shish Kebabs fresh over a fire pit are very addictive.

    Lots of cheap food and other items.

    Carry your own Tissues/paper for bathroom and at times be prepared to squat over a hole.

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