July 31, 2001
Excited salesman shout eager invitations into microphones and promise increased vitality and strength from the snake blood. I don't really believe it.
This market is actually a long and narrow covered "Street" with dozens of stands and small shops selling everything from fresh seafood and fruits, to cell phone accessories, and of course, the bizzare snake drinks and snake products. But, I repeat, few people are eating the snakes, and most are just watching with a curious and appalled look.
The surrounding street around this market also has many stalls which sell delicious tradtional Taiwanese eats like custard cakes, rice sausages, and dried squid. You must try these treats to get a real taste of street food in Taiwan.
From journal Modern Chinese Life in Taipei