Another market that tourists flock to in Kaohsiung is Liuhe Night Market, a few minutes walk from Formosa Boulevard Station Exit 11. Since it is termed as a tourist night market, the prices here are also marked up as compared to a few of the other night markets in Kaohsiung. Prices can be double that of say, Rui Feng Night Market. In any case, here’s a concise list of 4 food items that you just have to try at this market!
1. Zhuang Ji Seafood Porridge
An extremely hearty bowl of seafood porridge, especially after a long day of sightseeing in Kaohsiung. Filled with sotong, prawns, clams, vegetables and of course porridge, it is bound to fill you up. With the abundance of fresh seafood within this bowl, the broth is laden with a sweetness that is unlike any other bowls of porridge that you would ever have eaten.
2. Little Sausage in Big Sausage (大腸包小腸)
When I first heard of this iconic Taiwanese street snack, I really thought that it was going to be a sausage tucked neatly inside another larger sausage. As usual, expectations deviate from reality. This Taiwanese street snack is essentially a chinese sausage tucked into a bun made of glutinous rice. It can make for a filling snack, especially with all of those glutinous rice!
3. Papaya Milk
Comparing the price of the Papaya Milk at this market to the one at Rui Feng, this is definitely less affordable. Despite the higher price, this market’s version is a bit more diluted than Rui Feng. It is still a decent thirst quencher after snacking on the other Taiwanese street snacks though.
4. Black Pepper Bun
My first time eating this black pepper bun almost left me with a burnt tongue! If you are going to be trying this, bite carefully and slowlyyyyyyy! The bun is filled with extremely hot soup, pork and spring onions. Absolutely flavourful and delicious, one bite will lead to another and soon you will find yourself ordering your second piece!