What to eat at Danshui Old Street

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Just a few minutes walk from Tamsui Station, “Danshui Old Street” (淡水老街) is easily accessible and impossible to miss. You’ll surely find something worth tasting among the diverse snacks available here. An ice cream cone longer than your face will amaze adults and children alike. The tiny “Iron Eggs” with their rich, chewy flavor will be hard to give up once you start. Enjoying a cup of sour plum juice with the gentle riverside breeze is a great way to cool off on a summer afternoon. Or a bowl of fish ball soup with a famous 阿給 “ā gěi” (fried tofu filled with glass noodles) will surely be a memorable local experience.
This is not only a place where you can satisfy your taste buds, but also a charming destination to escape from the busy life of Taipei City.

– taken from http://www.rtaiwanr.com/danshui-old-street

Fried chicken from one of the very first stalls nearest to the train station
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Famous “tie dan” – iron eggs (鐵蛋)
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Fried squid – 100 NT each
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Street stalls selling a variety of Taiwanese snacks
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Quail eggs
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Those stalls with long queues, you can be sure of a “Taiwanese favourite”!
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We recommend this stall because the offer a wide variety of mushrooms! Enoki mushrooms, abalone mushrooms… all fried in tempura! We just couldn’t get enough of the enoki mushrooms.

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Fried durians
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Other street favourites: prawn rolls (虾卷)
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Damn good, this one.

Cute macarons!what to eat at danshui old street taipei taiwan what to eat at danshui old street taipei taiwan

But the taste is so-so only, unfortunately.

Takoyaki balls – 40 NT 
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This is a must-try! Also available at Shuiyuan Market. Just fyi, the green hot sauce is actually wasabi. The taiwanese people call it “jianmuo”, so if they ask if you want “jianmuo”, you know what to say.

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Address:

Zhongzheng Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
MTR: Tamsui/Danshui station

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Dawn!

    The shop is located along the main road of Danshui touristy spot. If you do spot the shop Porter International, you can find the macaron shop nearby on the opposite side of the road. Hope that helps. (:

  2. Hi there!

    Thanks for your compliment, everyone here at Project Weekends are fine and dandy. We hope you are too! We are very appreciative of your support (:

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