Streetfood at Kaohsiung Night Markets: Oyster Vermicelli, Stinky Tofu and Grilled Corn

It’s not all about the night markets in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Lingya market bustles with activity during the day too with streetfood for the locals grabbing a quick breakfast before work or women doing their marketing at the fresh vegetable and fruit stores.

Lingya Market, Kaosiung

It’s all about spotting delicious veggie eats for me. This vegetarian Mianxian Hu (oyster vermicelli) stall most commonly known among Singaporeans as mee suah was a gem.

Lingya Market, Kaosiung

With the cool weather, sitting down by the roadside and slurping this delicious bowl of mianxian/vermicelli/ meesuah was heartwarming and an experience in itself. Definitely an excellent way to start your day for a foodie on the prowl for yummy eats.

Lingya Market, Kaosiung

Aside from its signature vermicelli, the shop also sell five-grain and peanut rice glutinuous rice dumplings and other local breakfast dishes.

弍宜素の麵線糊 address: Lingya market on Zi Qiang 3rd road on the corner of Si Wei Road. 

Stinky tofu, Kaohsiung

After a quick tour around Pier 2 Art Center, we chanced upon a night market nearby and stopped for stinky tofu. Check out the rows and rows of tofu blocks as the owner skillfully chops them up into cubes.

Stinky tofu, Kaohsiung

Taiwanese smelly tofu in all its glory served with preserved cabbage on top.

Kaohsiung night market

Cindy attacking the smelly tofu, it was gone in a jiffy. Notice that bubble tea beancurd drink on the right?

Kaohsiung night market

This is the truck where we bought it from. That caricature of the owner on the top left hand corner looks exactly like the owner in the red shirt in the middle. That’s authenticity and entrepreneurship for you.

Kaohsiung night market

More pictures before we dug in.

Corn on fire, Kaohsiung Night Market

Grilled corn on fire is a common sight at the local night markets here. Make sure you request for vegetarian flavoring.

Corn on fire, Kaohsiung Night Market

It’s quite mersmerizing to watch the row of corn spinning while the fire flames crackle and sizzle in the cold weather.  And it’s yummy!

Kaohsiung night market

We picked up some oyster snacks that came in strips and different flavors at the Liuhe Night Market. I was disappointed as this was the only market that had the least vegetarian options.

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