Probably the most famous night market in Taiwan, Miaokou became known for its great food during the Japanese era, when a group of merchants started selling snacks at the mouth of the Dianji Temple (奠濟宮). Nowadays, Miaokou is considered the best place in Taiwan for street snacks, especially seafood.

'Miaokou' means 'temple entrance' and also 'temple mouth', but the market covers several streets. To get here from the train station exit, cross the pedestrian walkway and head straight a few blocks (passing the harbour on the way). When the road narrows turn right. The market entrance is obvious just up the road. Stalls on the main street are all numbered and have signs in English, Japanese and Chinese explaining what's on the menu.