Xizhi Night Market is an indoor night market under Xizhi TRA station. It includes nearly 100 stalls and is famous for its spring onion cakes and sticky rice. If you are in the area this night market is definitely worth a stop.
In the past Xizhi was a very important transport hub along the Keelung River. After World War 2, the train to Yilan replaced the need for a boat dock for shipping in Xizhi, and the town slowly fell out of importance. However with urban sprawl and rising housing prices in Taipei, many people have moved to Xizhi as kind of a suburb, and it is now mainly a residential area.
Xizhi Night Market was originally created in 1981 on the intersection of Xintai 5th Road and Renai Road. Later after the TRA railway bridge in Xizhi was completed in 2012, the night market moved to underneath the railway bridge on Shuiyuan Road. The night market is government owned and includes 83 stalls. In the morning, the area becomes a vegetable market. Popular foods here include stinky tofu, sticky rice meat balls, steak, pork noodles, and fried chicken.
5 PM to 11 PM
How to get there:
By car/scooter: From Taipei, take provincial highway 5 north to Xizhi. Turn west onto Xinxing Road and stop at the railway bridge. There is no car parking and limited scooter parking.
By TRA: Take the TRA to Xizhi Station. The Night Market, is directly under the station to the south.
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I have been to Xizhi Night Market many times. I live close by in Nangang and I come to Xizhi a lot to go to Carrefour and also buy vegetables. The night market is okay, not the best or worst in Taiwan, and you will have a typical Taiwan night market experience here.
On a weekday night, this place is not going to be crowded. There is no university nearby to keep the stalls full of hungry college students, and frankly the night market is not well known, perhaps overshadowed by Raohe and Miaokou to the east and west.
A nearly empty noodle shop.
Another view of the noodle shop.
Indoor market nearly devoid of people and not every stall open. I imagine they make more money here in the morning selling vegetables.
We did buy some doughnuts here though.
Xiaolongbao for sale.
This part feels more like a night version of the fruit and vegetable market.
Another nearly empty entrance.
Clothing repair shop.
More fruit for sale.
Green bean noodles and soup.
Sweet jellied tofu.
A bowl of jellied tofu (douhua) and red bean.
Fried chicken for sale.
Another clothing repair shop.
Drinks and red beans for sale.
Red bean soup here. The prices are pretty good.
For another view of the night market, you can check out the vlog above where the Mayor of New Taipei invited a random white vlogger to visit during the pandemic.
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