Sunday, February 12, 2012

Liouhe Night Market

On the 2nd evening of our tour, we stopped at Kaohsiung's famous Liouhe Night Market for dinner.
Notice the sign says it opens from 5:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. Those are long hours. I suppose they catch the early dinner crowd, the early morning risers, and everything in-between.


We made our way amongst the bustling crowd of locals and tourists. The vendors on both sides of the street stretched for several blocks. By the time we made our way to the other end, we were hungry again. :)


There is a variety of seafood to choose from. Pick what you like and they can cook it for you to eat right away.


Look at the huge prawns. Yes, they are very much alive until they get onto the hot grill for awhile. It was kind of inhumane to watch them suffer.


Another popular dish is oyster omelette. This vendor is making one cooked fresh by the order.


This vendor is selling handmade steamed dumplings which is dough filled with meat or vegetable in the center.
I was watching them for awhile as we waited for our order. It was repetitive work, but it looked like they were having fun socializing at the same time.


Here is a close up of the thin dough skin, meat with chopped green onions, and the finished raw dumplings.


This tourist is deciding what to try next. How about you?


Amongst the many drink vendors, this man sells peanuts and sugarcane juice at his stand. The machine crushes the sugarcane stalk where the juice comes out one end and the tough sheath is discarded at the other end.


More fresh seafood and vegetables to choose from. Locals can shop for many bargains here to cook at home.


Here is one of many makeshift "restaurants" next to the vendor stalls. You order from a menu and the food is cooked fresh and delivered to you.


- Karen

14 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

Very good pictures. In Bangkok, the night market is very different.

Greetings,
Filip

Emm said...

Oh, it looks divine. I would have loved to eat and drink there! I would have had some fresh seafood and taken a seat at the makeshift restaurant.

AVCr8teur said...

Filip: Thank you! I think there are also night markets in the area that sell clothing and souvenirs like Bangkok, but I think I prefer food.

Emm: You would make a fine travel companion. Very adventurous! :)

coco said...

Yummy and interesting trip. :)

Halcyon said...

I've been to one of these markets in Beijing, but the selection was a bit more "exotic". This looks more like stuff I would be willing to try!

La Principessa Errante said...

Love outdoor markets, love street foods, and now you have made me hungry :-)

rainfield61 said...

There are night markets in many Asian countries.

They are paradises in the night time.

Louis la Vache said...

This night market is famous world-wide. It must be quite an experience.

EastCoastLife said...

I had a feast at this night market. Everything tastes good. :)

EastCoastLife said...

Happy Valentine's Day, sweetie! ♥♥♥

lina said...

Night market is fun. Love the food selection there. :)

Ryan said...

You can't beat fresh food cook in front of you, I'd love to try the oyster omelette.

Life Ramblings said...

that's a delightful array of yummy delicacies. i've always enjoyed visiting markets like this.

William K Wallace said...

Liouhe Night Market looks like a magical place to explore, I would have so much fun there, eating and drinking. I can imagine that it would be easy to spent countless hours there...