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
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.
But the taste is so-so only, unfortunately.
Takoyaki balls – 40 NT
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.
Zhongzheng Rd., Tamsui Dist., New Taipei City 251, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
MTR: Tamsui/Danshui station