The Night Market Page
Here is my tribute to one of the delights of Taiwan

Some of these I've borrowed from elsewhere on the site,
while others were posted special to this page

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Entering the night market....
A handicapped man sells lottery tickets in the night market.
Here a customer makes a selection from a noodle vendor.
Laying out the perfumes. Vendors in night markets, like any businessmen, take great care in presentation.
Stewed goodies. Despite the low-cost air, a space here costs NT$600 a night. 
Everything is available in night markets....
A bakery outlet. Many companies sell extra goods in night markets.
A monk begs in the night market.
Choosing jewelry. My kids love night markets.
Customers choose veggies for mongolian barbecue in a night market. Each customer takes a plate and chooses from among greens, onions, hot peppers, cabbages, and other things, then hands it to the chef for cooking with meat and flavorings.
  Quack medicines for sale in a local night market.
A fruit stand. Although they look inviting, night markets are not good places to stock up on fruits, since prices are higher.
Here I am watching my kids "bowl" in the night market.
The barbecue stand. The proprieter hands you the red tray stacked in the center, then you select what you want, piling it on the tray. Some of the things in the picture include stuffed intestines, pork rolled around green onion leaves, kebabs of pork, green pepper, and onion, chicken "parts", chicken legs, mushrooms, tofu, and various kinds of fish paste snacks.
Night markets are scenes of light, sound, and frenetic energy.
A couple operates a ribs stand.
Deep fried goods. Unfortunately the proprieters of these places do not change the oil as often as necessary, and the oil they use is of extremely low quality. 
Serving customers in a night market noodle stand.
Customers decide on fried chicken.
Hey! Where are all my customers?
The toy vendor. The quality of toys in Taiwan is terrible, and night markets are no exception.
The $10 store gives an impression of endless abundance.
A sausage vendor. Unfortunately there is really only one kind of sausage widely sold, and it is too sweet for my tastes.
Seafood laid out for customers to choose.
This guy is really an expert barbecuer. Here are tofu patties on the left, and fish paste rounds on the right, just before applying the sauce.
A woman stirs a pot of soup.
My kids play a game in a night market.
Large pots of broth flavored with Chinese medicines simmer in a vendor's stand.
A vendor lays out candied tomatoes, a Taiwan favorite.
The Miao-kow Night Market in Keelung. Strictly for eating, it is more a hangout than a serious market. 
My wife searches for the the right jeans.
Would somebody please rid the world of these obnoxious toys?
My kids play on the battery-powered cars. There are lots of simple carny activities in the night markets.
My wife inspects the offerings of a clothes vendor.
Intestines stuffed for BBQing.
My kids fishing.
Goodies barbecuing.
Slingshots for sale.
The colors of fruit always look so beautiful under flourescent lighting. 
A couple of years ago, there was a big puzzle fad. It came and went in a few months, as fads will, and the island's vendors are stuck with old inventory.
A fortune teller.
A vendor cooking.
A dim sum vendor.
A woman pitches drinks. Many of these are stirred up from mixes rather than made from fresh juices. 
Pinball, Taiwan style.
Sweetened beans and other sweets for eating in drinks and iced desserts.
This night market is attached to the famous Miao-kou night market in Keelung. 
Stuffed with cabbage and meat, these little snacks are my daughter's favorite.
A vendor fixes a watch.
Toys wait for winners to claim them.
This vendor has trained birds to walk up the ladder, open a small door, and take a chip out from inside a miniature house. Customers bet on which chip (the chips take the names of Taiwan's cities) the bird will take out of the house.
Another gambling game.
This is it: the classic Taiwanese dish, scarmbled eggs with oysters. In the busy night market servings are fried five at a time. 
Underwear, Taiwan style. 
The VCD vendor, who sells pornography, video, music, and KTV CDs.

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