Episode #4 – Night Markets
The concept of the night market traces its roots back to the Chinese Tang dynasty. Taiwanese night markets are street markets in Taiwan that operate in urban or suburban areas between sunset and sunrise. Most night markets operate daily and feature a mixture of individual stalls selling clothing, consumer goods, XiǎoChī (小吃 – similar to snacks or fast food), and specialty drinks. The atmosphere is usually crowded and noisy with hawkers shouting and fast-paced music playing over loudspeakers. Taiwanese night markets have evolved over the years from small local gatherings to noisy streets lined with vendors. These vendors must adhere to regulations placed on their activities by the Taiwanese government.
In this podcast, we discuss what Night Markets are, interesting activities that take place there, and the different foods that have made them so famous and popular. So please bring your appetite, your wallet, a willingness to try anything/everything and join our adventure into the Night Market.