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From fermented stinky tofu to tofu ice cream, this street has it all. Don't worry if you don't recognize any of the foods. Vendors are generous with samples so you can try before you buy.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in Best Food in Taipei
Shenkeng St., Shenkeng Township, New Taipei, Taiwan
Shenkeng / Shiding / Pinglin District
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Came to the Street to try the famous stinky tofu in this well-known restaurant. Most of the old streets don’t have any business after 6 pm. This Old Street is unusual and special because most of stores are still open And a lot of stinky...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

After visiting 九分 and 十分,our driver recommended us to Shenkeng Tofu Street and brought us for dinner. It offers the attractions of the old Taiwanese old street. The place is well-maintained and it is worth visiting after 九分 and 十分. It is not less crowded...More

Thank Thomas606
Reviewed 30 November 2017

It looks like upkeep was done properly, no crumbling bricks at the bldgs, etc. The street itself is a typical old street associated with other taiwan old streets, good to spend a couple of hours here just ambling about. You will need to take a...More

Thank TakoTako
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Tourist-filled place. Be wary that the eateries could be tourist trap, as we found our lunch rather expensive by Taiwanese standards. Nice architecture, impressed by the extent of details (even drain covers had carvings of this place). Main takeaways of this place - sour plum...More

Thank Phyllis P
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Tofu Street is a little annoying to get to if you prefer public transit. I highly recommend using the public transit tab in Google maps to help you navigate - the metro isn't too hard, but it will give you wait times and stuff (some...More

1  Thank LazyRose
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The tofu products are quite limited but worth a try. Such as fried tofu with marinated sides (which tastes gd, first stall on the left when you enter), there is also braised stinky tofu but try if you dare. Some novelty items are tofu mochi...More

1  Thank littlesunrays
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

About 20 mins drive from Taipei. Very authentic buildings. Very old. Dont expect this to be like the night markets. This is a small street with eateries and shops. The specialty here is tofu and also steamed chicken.

1  Thank Foo_YC
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the interesting streets with an authentic setting unlike raohe and shilin. The things are cheaper and there were not many people when we visited it on a weekday. To get there take a bus from taipei zoo or maokong gondola. We...More

3  Thank Levinia T
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

First stop upon arrival in Taiwan. Nice quaint little street offering much touristy stuff but enjoyable

Thank lpj0508
Reviewed 13 December 2016

If you visit here, you must eat chòu tofu. It has many ways to eat, fry in oil with pickle, grilled tofu, Steamed chòu Tofu, and even ice cream tofu. Both of fryed chòu tofu and steamed chòu tofu were my favorite. However, some people...More

Thank AnnieZ249
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Shenkeng / Shiding / Pinglin District
Tea fields planted in steps, with a mountain of
verdant tea gardens, are a characteristic and unique
sight of Pinglin. The Pinglin Tea Museum Periodically
hosts various tea-related theme displays alongside
exhibitions, experience showrooms, tea art classrooms
and other spaces for introduction of the tea industry
with its domestic and foreign culture to tourists.
Pinglin Old Street preserved the most down to earth
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Response from DanielOon | Reviewed this property |
If you're travelling in 4s, for short distances within the city, it could be an added advantage over MRT with just marginal differences in sum total cost. I took from Taipei 101 (or WTC) to Ximenting, MRT rate was TWD60... More