Since 1997, the Michelin Guide has been awarding the Bib Gourmand, aimed at recognising a simpler style of cooking that’s easy to eat whilst also being affordable.
As of 2022, there are a total of 24 food stands found at 8 night markets in Taipei that have been recognised as delivering high quality snacks for a reasonable price.
Three of these night markets – Raohe, Linjiang Street and Nanjichang – have four Bib Gourmand food stands in each.
I’ve added a map for each night market below to help you find these, although the long queues extending from each is also a giveaway! It’s best to visit these soon after the night markets have opened to give yourself a good chance of avoiding the worst queues.
If you tap on the square symbol in the top-right corner of a map, it will add the locations of the food stands to Google Maps so you can find them more easily.
To find out more about each food stand I would recommend reading this article.
I’ve also included some stands that are either recommended by the Michelin Guide or by me personally – some of these are more child-friendly (but still delicious!).
Raohe Night Market
|Bib||A Kuo Lu Wei||Luwei style duck wings, crispy intestines, and baby corn|
|Bib||Beef Noodles and Beef Entrails Soup||Exactly as it sounds. Side dishes are also highly recommended here|
|Bib||Chen Tung Pork Ribs Medicinal Herbs Soup||Herbal soup that contains pork ribs|
|Bib||Fuzhou Black Pepper Bun||Black pepper bun filled with pork and spring onion|
|Mochi Baby||Sweet gooey Japanese rice cakes with choice of fillings|
Colours match those on the map below
Closest MRT: Songshan Station (Green Line – Exit 5)
Linjiang Street Night Market
|Bib||Liang Chi Lu Wei||Dishes include braised cow stomach, duck wings, seaweed, and dried tofu|
|Bib||Lo Chi Hsiao Chao||Stir-fried dishes including fried lamb, beef, and clams|
|Bib||Tien Hsiang Stinky Tofu||Fried and very pungent tofu|
|Bib||Yu Pin Yuan Iced and Hot Tangyuan||Hot and sweet glutinous rice dumplings served on shaved ice|
|Golden Fried Chicken||Tempura chicken fried to order|
Closest MRT: Xinyi Anhe (Red Line – Exit 3)
Nanjichang Night Market
|Bib||A Nan Sesame Oil Chicken||Vermicelli and chicken legs in a warm, sesame oil and ginger broth|
|Bib||Stinky Tofu Boss||Extra stinky tofu in a bamboo basket with sweet basil|
|Bib||Sung Ching Taiwanese Burrito||Roll filled with bean sprouts, radish, shredded carrots, braised pork, crushed peanuts and cilantro|
|Bib||Unnamed Clay Oven Roll||Sesame seed coated buns and sweet, flaky pastry filled with red beans or sugar|
Closest MRT: Xiaonanmen (Green Line – Exit 3)
Shilin Night Market
|Bib||Chung Chia Sheng Jian Bao||Cabbage or pork-filled pan-fried stuffed buns|
|Bib||Good Friend Cold Noodles||Cold noodles dressed in a thick, rich sesame paste and julienned cucumbers|
|Bib||Hai Yu Pork Ribs||Herbal soups with herbal-stewed pork ribs|
|Prince Cheese Potato||Deep fried jackets smothered in melted cheese with a choice of toppings|
|A Hui Vermicelli||Vermicelli soup with pork chitterlings or cuttlefish|
Closest MRT: Jiantan (Red Line – Exit 3)
Ningxia Night Market
|Bib||Fang Chia Shredded Chicken on the Rice||Shredded chicken rice with caramelized onions|
|Bib||Liu Yu Zi||Deep-fried taro balls with various fillings including pork floss and egg yolk|
|Bib||Rong’s Pork Liver||Pig liver with egg yolk, fresh mushrooms and sticky rice balls wrapped in bamboo leaves,|
|Yuan Huan Pien Oyster Egg Omelette||Omelette with oysters drizzled in homemade sweet hot sauce|
|Jamie Peanut Roll Ice Cream||Wrap with ice cream, shaved peanuts and corriander|
Closest MRT: Shuanglian (Red Line – Exit 1)
Yansan Night Market
|Bib||Cabbage Rice and Pork Rib Soup||Pork rib soup with moist cabbage rice|
|Bib||Da-Qiao-Tou Tube Rice Pudding||Sticky rice tubes with a choice of lean or fatty pork and spicy sauce|
|Bib||Shih Chia Big Rice Ball||Glutinous rice balls filled with pork, served in a warm, salty soup with green onions and shallots|
Closest MRT: Daqiaotou (Orange Line – Exit 1)
Gongguan Night Market
|Bib||Hsiung Chi Scallion Pancake||Fried dough that’s mixed with scallion and beaten until fluffy, with a choice of fillings|
|Bib||Lan Chia Guabao||Fatty pieces of braised pork, ground peanut, coriander and shredded pickle|
|Ho’s Sweet Potato Balls||Light and crispy fried sweet potato balls|
Closest MRT: Gongguan (Green Line – Exit 1)
Huaxi Street Night Market
|Bib||Hsiao Wang Steamed Minced Pork with Pickles in Broth||Minced pork and preserved pickles served in a clear broth served with meatballs|
Closest MRT: Longshan Temple (Blue Line – Exit 1)
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