Small street vendors are one of the places you can find truly local, delicious Taiwanese food,
And 永樂市場 (Yun Le Market) is the area for authentic fried kingfish soup.
The small stand is located near the market I mentioned earlier and 迪化街 (Dee Hwa Street),
The market is famous for selling various fabrics since at least 80? years ago,
You get the point, it's a very old place.
As for Dee Hwa Street, it's famous for a wide assortment of snacks, Chinese medicine, and stuff people use during Chinese New Year.
Here is the picture of the owner and the store front-
Fried kingfish soup-
Basically the fish was prepared and pre-fried on the side,
After the customer placed the order, the vendor will chop up few pieces of the fish and then add into the gooey soup.
Fish meat close up-
You can add more black vinegar and chili paste per your preference,
There are no bones inside the fish, the vendor did a good job taking out all the nasty stuff.
Apparently they marinated the fish prior frying it, or they added some essence for the coating,
But the fish is very fresh and the meat is semi-bouncy, not the flaky kind.
Give it a try sometimes, pretty good!
Around $1.75 U.S. per order.
Cindy's Rating: 7
Next to 永樂市場 (Yun Le Market) and 迪化街 (Dee Hua Street)
If you're around the area, just ask the residents for the exact location.