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August 22, 2013

Taipei Day 4: Raohe Street Night Market 饒河街觀光夜市 & Wu Fen Pu 五分埔

For my final blogpost for this trip, I will be covering Raohe Street Night Market as well as Wu Fen Pu! Reason being is because they are just a street away. Rao He Night Market is also an alternative way to find street market food other than Shilin Night Market but of cos if you come to Taiwan obviously must explore both places mah. To my experience, Rao He Night Market is much more smaller and has lesser crowd. There are plenty of nice food available and you will be definitely be spoilt for choices (ate too much)!! Definitely more food choices compared to Shilin.


Read my travelogue for Day 1, 2 & 3:


Q: How to locate Rao He Night Market? 

Honestly, I took the cab because Rao He is not near my hotel (Taipei Main Station) thus chose to take the cab instead. Also did a rough calculation, if you take public transport the expense for 5 people (my family) would be enough for a cab ride to Rao He. So remember to do your calculations not all cab rides are expensive! #justsaying 

But if you still wanna take public transport, you can drop at Huoshanpi station MRT Station and walk to Rao He Night Market or Wu Fen Pu. If still unclear, you can always ask for directions! Taiwanese are very friendly! Hehehe! 


Simply love the atmosphere of the congested area yet not so humid weather! You can eat and walk non-stop! #tobehonest most of the people exploring here are tourist. 


Spotted a super adorable dog that pop out of no where. 






Fresh donuts placed for display! Mmhmmm! Super tempting and delicious! 


Meanwhile, here's a pic of me enjoying a stick of BBQ Chicken. 



That is something you don't see all the time, steam chicken (without the rice). Hahaha! 



Fried Prawns and Mushrooms. 


You know after so long, I still do not know what is this. My friends tell me that these are actually "mochis"..  Kinda interesting! 


and of cos, I will never get enough of their famous taiwanese lu rou fan btw, the portion is meant to be small!


Didn't know that in Taiwan, they sell Bah Kut Teh here! The taste of the soup is slightly different from the one compared to SG's version. Perfect for the cold weather! 


This was the one that actually caught my attention! Anyone watches Doraemon here?! 


There was a stall selling Japanese Pancakes, the one's that you always see Doraemon eating! Yums! It's like made with 2 slices of mini pancakes filled with your selected fillings! Gave each flavour a try, in my honest opion. The chocolate flavour kinda disappoint me the most, but red bean and butter was the best! Wish they come in kaya flavour too! Hahaha!

Wu Fen Pu 五分埔

Wu Fen Pu is also one of the popular streets of Taipei. It is generally a whole sale market that caters all kind of clothes, from sweatshirts, pullovers, ladies clothes, guy t-shirts, pants, jeans basically all you can find here but supposedly wanted to do my shopping here unfortunately it was the winter season and I'm wasn't really interested in winter clothes that time, I meant majority of the clothes over there were all for winter  nothing really caught my attention. So here's a suggestion if you wanna do some shopping you have to come before the winter season best right before they start selling the winter ones when they start clearing their stocks.




This place really resembles Bugis Street where you can almost find everything here.


Despite being a wholesale market where you only can purchase in bulk, there will be still some shops that sell individually but you really need to go and take the time to source. 



As you guys know this trip was kinda last minute planned and I'm glad that I managed to compile everything and took almost half a year to blog about this hahaha! #tobehonest I've never had an intention to blog about this trip, that's why I have limited photos cos initially I wanted to just take a break and relax! But if I have a chance to visit again, I would explore more places! Maybe out of Taipei next time? :D I intend to visit Tai Chung because my friend stays there! Never the less, I thank you for reading this blogpost!


Check it out for Day 1, 2 & 3:

10 comments:

  1. I happen to saw your blog uncle teh bing! Very nice of you to share so many things. Moreover I didnt know wu fen pu is open at night! will definitely visit in the night time when I am going in this coming June.

    You mention the hello kitty sweets cafe to spend a min of NTD300 each person is it real? I haven been to that cafe before. :)

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    1. Hello, apologies for the late reply I was encountering problems replying comments. Yes! There will be a minimum spending at Hello Kitty Sweets. Make sure you make a reservation. For me, I went there in the morning, made a booking and went to walk walk after that while waiting for my turn to dine at the cafe.

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  2. Love your pictures ! All the yummy food make me drool! My family plan to go in Dec..so the clothing selling there will be winter clothing ? ( Sad )

    beside, the hotel that u stay, suitable for 8 years and 6 years old boy ?

    So from your hotel is walking distant to Shilin? And to Wu Fen Pun need to take cab ?

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    1. My hotel is not a walking distance from Shilin Night Market, hence if you are going with your family members then I suggest you to take the cab because I feel that it's much more worth it. Wu Fen Bu & Rao He Night market are just a few distance away thus you won't get lost. My hotel has many food choices around, such as a food court, to small shop business selling snacks etc. I would say the it's actually a busy road cos there will be constant human traffic. It's also very near-by to Uniqlo :) Hope it helps :)

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  3. Hi did the taxi allow 5 people in? Thot it is max 4 people in the taxi?

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    1. Haha we squeezed into the taxi, my sister was very young!

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  4. Hi, is Hello Kitty Cafe close to Rao He Night Market? Thanks!

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  5. I am planning to visit Taiwan in Dec with my two kids as well. So I have been researching on places to go so read several blogs and I likes your blog best. Have bookmark so that I can refer to again. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thank you for sharing , this will make my next week travel easier.

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  7. I think those are snails beside the prawns, not mushrooms hehe. I love all the pictures you took! They make me hungry haha

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