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WHERE TO GO TONIGHT TA I P E I

Raohe Commercial District Famous Night Market, Fashion Wholesale Market, and Good Cafés Text & Photos: Vision

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aohe Commercial District, the area around the wellknown Raohe Street Night Market in Taipei, was given a new lease on life with the opening of the MRT Songshan Line at the end of 2014, and now receives more visitors than ever before. The district offers a taste of the vitality and human warmth of Taipei by night, its traditional snacks and relaxing cafés all exerting powerful charm. To experience the bustle of a Taipei evening, Raohe Commercial District is a must-visit destination.

Good Fun, Good Sightseeing Must-Try Snacks CAFES and Restaurants

Raohe Street Night Market entrance

Raohe Street Night Market

Songshan Rainbow Bridge ( 松山彩虹橋 ) Spanning the Keelung River, this bridge links Raohe Street in Songshan District and Tanmei Street in Neihu District. This eye-catching S-shaped bridge, open only to cyclists and pedestrians, is a great place from which to enjoy nighttime riverbank scenery. Location: At the end of Lane 221, Raohe St., Songshan District, Taipei City ( 台北市松山區饒河街 221 巷底 )

Chen Dong Ribs Stewed in Medicinal Herbs ( 陳董藥燉排骨 ) Ribs stewed in medicinal herbs is one of the famed snacks on offer at Raohe Street Tourist Night Market. In addition to its renowned signature dish, made by stewing large pork ribs and medicinal herbs for hours, this vendor also serves goat stewed in medicinal herbs and braised pork on rice, all warming dishes that give extra nutrition in winter. Add: In front of No. 160, Raohe St., Songshan District, Taipei City ( 台北市松山區饒河街 160 號前 ) Tel: 0910-901-933 Hours: 15:30~00:30

Songshan Gebao ( 松山割包 ) This eatery is renowned for the delicious mix of lean and fatty pork in its gebao (often referred to as a“Taiwan-style hamburger”). A steaming bun is filled with lean braisedpork strips and fatty pork that are tasty but not greasy, and then topped with preserved mustard greens, coriander, and peanut powder, in a mouthwatering combination. The restaurant also sells glutinous-rice dumplings and traditional “four spirits soup.” Add: No. 179, Songshan Rd., Xinyi District, Taipei City ( 台北市信義區松山路 179 號 ) Tel: (02) 2756-7426 Hours: 11:30~22:30

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