Hongdao Night market is a small night market that opens twice a week at the border of Xizhi and Nangang in New Taipei. It is one of many small night markets around Taiwan that are only available a few nights a week because there are not enough people to keep it going every night of the week.
Tuesday and Friday night from 5 PM to 11 PM.
How to get there:
By car/scooter: From Nangang station, go east and turn right onto Academia Sinica Road, then turn left on Hengke Road. The night market is on the left.
By MRT: From Nangang Exhibition Center Station, the night market is within walking distance.
Please see below:
I have been to Hongdao Night Market many, many times. It is the closest night market to my house. Prices are relatively cheap but have been rising in recent years. I think it is representative of most small town night markets in Taiwan, of which there are many, that most tourists don't know about.
The entrance to the night market is small and parking is limited. Although there is free scooter parking inside.
The most popular food in the night market, large portioned sweet potato balls.
In the past, the most popular food here was octopus balls, but those have now been replaced by sweet potato balls.
Next to the sweet potato ball stand I always get some boba milk.
Waiting for my red bean cakes at Hongdao Night Market in Xizhi. Actually only one had red bean, and it was the worst. The best were Oreo, cheese, butter, and taro flavors. Peanut butter, blueberry, and chocolate flavors were okay.
Getting all the best wheel cake (車輪餅）flavors this time. From left to right, chocolate, cheese, Oreo, tarp, and butter.
I saved the best flavor of all for last, ice cream flavored wheel cake (車輪餅). Just a ball of ice cream inside a normal red bean cake.
There is lots of outdoor seating at the night market.
About the best oyster omelet you can get in Taipei.
There are also two steak places here with the same price.
As you can see only a year ago the prices were 20 NT cheaper.
The boss getting our steak ready.
I have no pictures of the steak, I always eat them too quickly.
Rice and sausage hot dog.
Douhua pudding place that was just shutting down. Have to get there early.
Stinky tofu across the street.
View from the middle of the night market.
Airplane taking off from Songshan Airport.
There is also an ancient Sanheyuan brick home here, which is very much still lived in. It stands as a relic to the past in a very overdeveloped part of the city.
More photos of the night market at night.
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