One of the greatest joys of traveling in Taiwan is to go walk its abundant night markets that sprung up at 6 PM, with street food trucks and stalls filling up roads across the island. These little pockets of night market are home to all the greatest street food Taiwan has to offer, and there are a ton of them you should try.

I had the chance to travel around Taiwan for 2 weeks and in all those days, I did not once have my dinner in a restaurant. Every city I go, may it be Taipei or Kenting, they all have night markets with plenty of street food for one to try. Why settle for one dish when you can have 5?

So from my experience of 2 weeks of devouring the night markets in Taiwan, here are 12 of my favorite street food that you should try when you are backpacking through Taiwan. Without further ado, let's begin with the most obvious one, the famous Taiwanese dumpling, Xiao Long Bao.

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