Ask any Singaporean about Taiwan’s night market, and most will say Shilin. The lesser known Feng Jia Night Market 逢甲夜市 located in the Xitun district in Taichung is claimed to be the largest night market in Taiwan.
Right next to the Feng Chia University, 3 stalls attract long queues of patrons, more than all the rest. And they are all selling the same thing – Da Chang Bao Xiao Chang 大腸包小腸, otherwise known as ‘Big sausage wrap small sauage’. Some would have thought it was big intestines wrapping the small intestines.
The snack looks almost like the familiar hotdog bun, except that the Chinese sausage within glutinous rice. Wait, carb-loaded glutinous rice plus oily sausage seems to be an instant ticket to calorie-hell. But it is all worth it.
Costing about 40NT, the Da Chang Bao Xiao Chang 大腸包小腸 is barbequed on the spot, topped up with lettuce, salted vegetables, and lots and lots of garlic which add to the whole zesty taste. Most allow you to choose flavours from original to spicy, black pepper and wasibi, and I would suggest taking the original for the most basic taste without the chili overpowering.
Isabel from Denmark said it was so-so-so-so good, trying to fill the entire thing into her mouth instantly.
Eat it while it is hot, and the sticky rice along with the sausage warms your palate in no time while you much down a filling oily tasty snack.
台中市逢甲路20巷口：逢甲夜市 (Near Feng Jia University)
Opening Hours: 4:30pm to 1:00am