Taipei’s way of welcome was a chockfull of fried things on sticks or bowls, most of which we knew nothing about. We had no problem about it though, since they were both cheap and tasty, two characteristics that are always welcome in our books.
Apparently, Taiwan has this love affair with night markets; a quick Google search will tell you as much. The one nearest where we were staying was Shilin Night Market, which, it turned out, was about 20 minutes away by cab.
But of course, our first purchase had to be a rip-off: a small plastic of measly sliced fruits worth NT200 (PhP280, NTD1=PhP1.4)