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- A good place to go for a walk. Contains a market, shops housed in antique buildings and new buildings. While the street is mainly selling dried food, there are interesting shops selling Chinese new year decor, snacks, food and tea. If you are staying near Taipei Main Station, you can walk to Dihua Street from Taipei Main Station which is about a 30 mins walk from the station.Written 28 December 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- NIGHTS in Taipei is not complete w/o visiting their famous markets.! We been to the Shilin so we try out this equally famous. Take the red line to Shuanglian (雙連) Exit 1 and head west/left side for a 10 mins walk. Not bored as there are many shops still operating late at night. From Minsheng West Road (民生西路) the night market will be clearly visible. You just can’t miss the bustling寧夏觀光夜市.
Actually not a very big night market that has over 20 food stands and restaurants at both sides. The market is a pioneer and is over 50 years old. Very packed as we have to wrestle our way a full U-turn when reaching one end. The eating areas are small and many are seen waiting for their turns. These stalls are fairly close together but there is good variety of food from stinky tofu, squid on skewers, rice dishes, noodles. There are also oyster omelette, taro cake, tofu pudding and many other traditional Taiwan style dish that will satisfied your palate. At some corners there are also Some night market games (old-school but missed them!)
Indeed a nice place providing delicious snacks and more, definitely recommended for tourists whom want to immense themselves with the locals ..Written 25 February 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- There are a lot of tea shops in Taipei but one wonders about the quality of the teas. This shops specializes in organic tea and you can also taste the difference in teas. It’s expensive if you opt for ther 高山茶 brand but if you are a tea lover and enjoy Taiwanese tea, you will love it !Written 12 January 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- If you love tea, this is a MUST VISIT.
I found out about Lin Mao Sen from a blog post about the Dadaocheng area. The writer, who had been living in Taipei with his family for quite some time, claimed that Lin Mao Sen and the store right next to it were the best places in Taipei to find the best quality teas for the best prices.
I was first approached by an older staff member who didn't speak English but he immediately directed me to a younger staff member who was fluent in English. As a tea enthusiast myself, I greatly appreciated the staff member's genuine passion and vast knowledge about tea. He talked extensively about black tea, green tea, jasmine tean, oolong tea, and pouchong tea while he showed me and allowed me to touch and smell each of the aforementioned tea types. I can be quite indecisive when I buy tea but thankfully, the staff member was patient enough to allow me to go back and forth to smell the teas we narrowed down.
You may be surprised at the cost at first because the cost of 600 grams worth of tea are labelled on top of each tea canister. The highest quality teas may go as high as 2400 NT$ per 600 grams. Just keep in mind that you are allowed to buy a minimum of 150 grams worth of any of their tea so just divide the price in 4 and you'll come up with a more budget-friendly price tag.
The store also sells other tea paraphernalia like teacups and teapots.
After comparing the prices of tea at tea houses in Maokong to the prices of Lin Mao Sen, I can attest to its reputation as one of the best sellers of quality teas at fair prices in all of Taipei.Written 2 December 2019
- Before digitisation and the word processing, this was how it was done - pages and pages of books and newspapers were set using these lead based printing blocks which in turn were created in a foundry. This foundry is the last of it's kind still working. Of course nowadays no one actually uses the foundry's products to print books of newspapers, but you can still buy their blocks to make up your name etc and act as a seal of sorts
This foundry is a priceless and living cultural asset!
Well worth a visit!Written 5 January 2020
- this is a great shop where you can screen print designs on to some bags. They turn out amazing. The also have beautiful printed fabrics and all shapes of bags, baby bibs and aprons. Love this shop but book ahead for the screen printing.Written 31 May 2019
- We visited the Taiwanese indigenous brand shop last month. There are so many great products draw me attention. Their products seem very modern yet with so many elements of Taiwan Indigenous and also local animals related to tribal. Besides the shop, there is an indigenous-related exhibition on the 2nd floor.
I especially like the clothes call 'the pocket forest'. They found a symbol tree for tribal. We especially like the Taroko tribal one. We even bought one and wore it when we have the trip to Hualien. We love it a lot. Strongly recommend.Written 11 December 2019
- I met the artist Mr Owen. He is the art guru of Dadaocheng. You can find her designed cute characters everywhere in Vintage Taipei area.
He knows the whole history of Dadaocheng( Vintage Taipei)
I had an amazing experience of painting on lanterns with him.
Another surprise is his designed paper digital camera. The best souvenir from Taipei city.
Dont miss visiting his art studio. Kids would love ihis created characters.Written 1 December 2019
- Unlike the traditional Taiwanese pineapple cake which has too much dry cake and too little filling, these delectable morsels are perfect. Two crispy shortbread style cookies with mounds of delicious pineapple filling sandwiched between them make this more of a cookie than a cake. But it is far superior to 're original.Written 4 February 2018
- Yansan was our first night market in Taipei. We wish we had visited with someone Taiwanese who could have helped us to understand dishes and help us to order. There was plenty on offer, we muddled our way through and ended up sampling two very good dishes. The dumplings were had were excellent. The market is not touristy and felt authentic, not a mass of stalls. They were dotted along the street alongside small roadside restaurants. Head for Yanping N. Road when you get out of Daqiaotou station. An exciting introduction to the night market scene.Written 21 June 2017
- Given the description we had of the shop in the local tourist map, we hoped to find some high quality gifts to take back to loved ones. We've found such places in Hanoi, Vietnam, Ubud, Indonesia, etc. In reality, the gifts we found here weren't of very high quality. Kind of cute, mass-produced pieces that were fairly expensive for what they were. If you're looking for something special, this place isn't the place to find it. There's a one room ground floor, and then an upstairs, too.Written 30 December 2018