Shuanglian Market

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Shuanglian Market
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Linda K
Port Saint Lucie, FL2,354 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Just outside the subway station of the same name, this traditional market sells a bit of everything -- fresh produce and fruits, meats, fish, eggs and prepared foods. Try to avoid the scooters driving through the market and for a respite, duck into the Wenchang Temple for a bit of quiet. For a special treat, be sure to grab a Taiwanese Burrito from the vendor across the street to the south of the temple -- the best NT$35 you'll spend all day.
Written July 5, 2019
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bryanmantezoni
Houston, TX2,815 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
This place has a lot of vendors that are local. They have fresh meat like rooster including heads on which I thought it was gross but people were buying. I loved the vegetables and fruits because they were really fresh. Recommended to visit for a morning and maybe have lunch there.
Written June 7, 2019
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Toby H
139 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Very large selection of food stalls with all types of food. Odd smells here and there but that's what night markets are all about
Written February 4, 2019
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Tania291
Melbourne, Australia180 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We visited Shuanglian Market on a Saturday, from about 10:30am to about 12:00pm and found the atmosphere still alive with locals shopping for groceries and cooked food. As we had no means to cook or heat food in our hotel room, we decided to purchase only that which we could consume without cooking or heating.

The market had an amazing variety of fruit and vegetables. We purchased freshly squeezed carrot juice for NT$80.00 for one litre. There were many other vendors selling deferent types of freshly squeezed juices for about the same price.

You could purchase freshly cooked meats, chopped into edible pieces and boxed for very reasonable prices. The market sold cooked meats, and fresh meat, fish, seafood etc. There was a vendor selling sushi pre-boxed or unboxed so that you can choose your own mix. There were vendors selling pre-packaged fresh soup mixes; and vendors selling soup to eat at the market. We saw many locals purchasing their lunches for the day from this market. One of the most popular stalls was the freshly made, unfried, large spring rolls.

The most important aspect of this market was its vendors and the people shopping there. We found the locals to be very approachable, friendly and helpful. It is easy to get to, and well worth a visit if visiting Taipei.
Written December 22, 2018
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happyaussiesSydney
sydney95 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Spent a great couple of hours wandering through the stalls and sitting "people watching " on a hot Sunday morning. Certainly not a tourist market, so full of lical colour. Well worth a visit.
Written May 13, 2018
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LeeNClarke
Sydney, Australia518 contributions
Apr 2018
The stop is Shuanglian Market. This is where all the locals go and shop for their food in the morning. It is very interesting to walk along and check out all the local fish, vegetables and other strange food items that are local to Taiwan. Very often you see nice lovely big bananas in the supermarket but the local bananas at the Shuanglian market is very small but they are so sweet!! Very thin skin but bananas that are so sweet and full of flavour. I also found some local mandarins - skin looked blemish and a bag of these was very cheap. But WOW they were so cheap! It is a very interesting walk as you see many local snacks and food items. Dont miss the chance of observing a local morning market!!
Written April 22, 2018
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Nurashikin
Singapore, Singapore265 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
I love this morning market. It’s so lively and there’s so much to see and buy. They sell all sorts of things from raincoats, umbrellas, clothings, fancy hats, gloves, inner wears, home wares, kitchen wares, fruits and nuts, meat and seafood, roasted chestnuts, steamed corns, local cakes ... basically a wide variety of things, and at reasonable price too.

I enjoyed walking along this 200 metre stretch market just soaking into the atmosphere, munching into my corn cob and roasted chestnuts. The things sold here are different from shop to shop, unlike those you see at whole sale markets like Wu Fen Pu, and I’m pretty sure you’ll find something local that you’d like here.

We came back the next morning and found that some of the shops were different from the previous day we were there. Good place to visit if you like to see the locals going about their daily shopping.

Shikin, Singapore
Written December 11, 2017
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YamaBee
Toronto, Canada83 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
Really nice morning market. If you are staying at any hotels near Zhongsan MRT station, you can walk here really easily!!!

I got some interesting eastern-style desserts...kind of glutinous rice/tapioca kind of texture with fruits and beans in it. They are square in shape and wrapped in cellophane - just try buying some. Many shops sell it. Put it in the fridge before eating and it is really chewy. They have an exp date of two days so...either eat quickly or put them in the fridge. If you dislike the overly chewiness...lightly heat in the microwave for a different texture...softer.

I also bought some zhongzi... bamboo leaf-wrapped rice and meat parcels...they were okay, I guess. My grandma's are better but it's terrible to compare! You can steam or boil them before eating. They keep for a few days out at room temp but it is best to keep them in the fridge, just in case. They last for up to a month if frozen...make for a great meal when too busy to cook.

The fruits are all very nice here. They are good but...some smaller local fruit shops are cheaper. The best...are the greenish red lychee available for only a very very limited time in JUNE! They are different from the normal red variety you get outside of Taiwan. They are only found here and only available for a short time. Different taste...more fragrant, refreshing than the sweet red type. Longan are great during mid to late July season.

A pile of black balls...caught my eye...I wondered what kind of fruit or food it was. A man shoved a ball at me...it was a loquat chewy throat candy... Natural, has some kinds of soothing menthol-like ingredients in it...oh and Chinese medicinal herbs...to make one's throat feel better. 250NT for a pack...somewhat pricey but it seems that they use aged loquat extracted...and this is what makes it pricey. I bought some home...they are great and natural, soothing!

There is a breakfast shop near the station that serves up a typical soy milk breakfast. "DOH JAHNG DIAN ZAI NAH RI?" (asking where the soy milk shop is...I hope they can direct you there if you ask around) Very reasonable...not bad for the price. They have a rough English menu...worth it if you are going to the market anyway.

The salespeople do not speak English much at all and this market has fewer foreigners than the average so...it is best if you go with a local or friend who can speak Mandarin! I helped out some foreigners who were confused by the prices while haggling.

On a rainy day, be careful not to be poked by others like we almost did!!!

You can walk underground from Zhong san MRT station...all the way here...to avoid heat/rain!

While it looks small...you might end up spending more time here than expected.
Written July 19, 2017
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Brichford
Houston635 contributions
Jun 2017 • Family
This was maybe my favorite market in Taipei... liked it almost more than the night markets since it seemed more "real". I think we were the only westerners that we saw during our time there. Definitely more of a local feel with a mix of vendors. Very tidy, nice people and never overly crowded. The green onion pancakes near the front were SO good!!!
Written June 16, 2017
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lindaNSW
NSW37 contributions
Apr 2017
Right next to Shuanglian Station, this is a locals market - fruits and vegetables, clothing, odds and ends. Good place to go for a Taiwanese breakfast on the run. Who knows what else you may discover?
Written April 24, 2017
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