Dalong Street Night Market is a small night market in Taipei near the Taipei Confucius Temple and Dalongdong Baoan Temple. Here you can find local snacks and delicacies such as braised pork rice, fried chicken, and meatballs without huge crowds of people. It is definitely worth a trip if you are in the area.
Dalong Street Night Market was formerly named Lanzhou Street Market (蘭州街夜市) before the street name was changed in 1975, which was a name given by the KMT to remember Lanzhou in Gansu Province of China. However when the road was improved in 1975 to better connect with Dalongdong Baoan Temple, the name was changed to Dalong Street.
The street was an important route to Dadaocheng and many merchant shops were built here both during the Qing Dynasty and the Japanese era, and also many residences.
Popular foods at this night market include braised pork rice, meatballs, salty crispy chicken, fried rice, etc., as well as some special "Confucian" cuisine because of the nearby Taipei Confucius Temple.
The night market is usually not very busy and vehicle traffic is allowed to pass at all times.
4 PM to Midnight
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We have been to Dalong Night Market Twice. It is a nice cozy local night market that will make you feel like you are getting the real night market experience, not just going to a tourist trap.
I first heard about this night market from a Formosa Files podcast with photographer Chris Stowers. I had been to Taipei Confucius Temple before but I had no idea there was a night market here too.
Fired chicken, one of the delicacies here.
Wide view of the night market. There are quite a few old buildings on this street.
Buffet style bento place.
Hot pot and roasted chicken.
Famous braised pork and other goods.
Salt water chicken, the healthy alternative to fried chicken.
Octopus balls (Tokoyaki).
End of the road with Dalongdong Temple on the left and the Taipei Confucius Temple on the right.
Looking back down Dalong Street.
More stalls opening as the night progresses.
Another view of the fruit stand.
Hot pot and bento shop.
Soup and meat ball stands.
You can see the sign for the night market above.
You can see more photos of the night market above.
Dalongdong Baoan Temple 大龍峒保安宮
Dalongdong Baoan Temple is a Taiwanese Folk Religion temple in Taipei dating back to the 1700s. After many repairs and renovations, it is one of the most intricate and beautiful temples in Taiwan, and is now one of the most popular places of worship for local residents. It is definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Taipei...(read more)
Taipei Confucius Temple 台北孔子廟
You can also check out the Taipei Confucius Temple across the street
The Taipei Confucius Temple is one of the most beautiful and easily accessible Confucius temples in Taiwan. Dating back to the Qing Dynasty, it features traditional Chinese architecture similar to other Confucius temples in East Asia. It is open to the public and is within walking distance of the Yuanshan MRT Station. Also, it stays open until 9 PM at night. It is definitely worth a visit on your next trip to Taipei...(read more)
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