Sanxia old street has many food shops, street hawkers, clothes, bags, accessories and shoe shops. Just like other Old streets. It is however, a mixture of old and new shops along the street and there is lots to explore.
The main highlight here seems to be the Cow's Horn Bread. There are many bakeries selling it and there are many iterations of this pastry. I was brought to the originator bakery and tried the original recipe. I actually found it a little too hard and plain compared to the modern new cream filled ones. Anyway, try some and bring some home if you wish.
There is a shop here which makes chinese seals. I got a seal made of bull's horn, computer carved in 20mins while you wander the rest of the streets. All for the princely sum of NT500, which is actually really reasonable. They also have acrylic and wooden seals, each comes with a case and a little ink pad. A nice keepsake or unique signature for documents or artwork. This little shop also duplicates keys if you are on the lookout for it.More