Taiwan Day 1: Taichung – Fengjia Night Market 逢甲夜市2018
We headed to Taichung city directly after touching down at Taipei TaoYuan Airport. It was the start of our 5 days trip which unfortunately coincided with the local Ching Ming festival. The high speed train was jam-packed with the folks returning to their hometowns for the festival. All reserved seats were sold out and the free sitting/standing cabins were filled passengers and luggage, a nightmare train ride but luckily it was only an hour plus journey.
When we finally settled down at the hotel near to the Fengjia night market, it was already past 8pm. So we headed to the FengJia night market for dinner directly. Strictly speaking, it was the snacks along the streets that filled our stomachs rather than a proper dining place for our dinner.
This was our second visit to Fengjia night market – the biggest night market Taichung city.
Besides to sample once again the few popular stalls eg. 大腸包小腸, 明倫蛋餅 etc, we decided to explore some of the new additions that we have not yet tried. You can refer to our previous visit here.
Non-battered and “massaged” Fried Chicken 爆漿碳烤按摩雞排(逢甲總店)
One of the longest queues you can expect at the night market. Claiming to be the only non-battered and “massaged” deep fried chicken in Taiwan, how the massage was done is up to your imaginations, but the chicken was tender and flavourful, albeit not something you will die for it. Overall a good snack on the go.
The steak and drink stall specialises in grilled pork and beef cubes. The meat was served in a paper bowl fitted onto the cup of drink, so you have a bowl of meat on top and drink right below through a straw for easy handling.
The meat was very tender, juicy and well marinated, topped with mayonnaise to give the tantalising meat a good flavourful boost.
We did try some other stalls but nothing worth mentioning. Since our stomachs will likely be subjected to high stress the next few days, it was better be more prudent and go easy the first night. We did not finish the touring of the whole night market and decided to head back the hotel to have a good rest and get ready for the next day – Lu Kang Xia0 Zhen 鹿港小镇.