Taiwan’s xiaochi (小吃)—often found in night markets—fully showcase local customs and dietary culture, presenting a range of special features and flavors from north to south. Truly local tastes are found among those dishes served up in markets, streets and alleys. The fusion of ethnic groups has brought innovation to traditional snacks, creating new favorites while bringing fresh life to old standbys.

Night market foods mostly originated with peddlers canvassing the streets selling old...


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