When my Dad visited Taiwan in 2007 I took him to Snake Alley, the famous night market in the Wen Hua distric of Taipei. Snake Alley is something to behold. Everything is for sale there and most things imaginable can be eaten there too. They have all kinds of reptiles and seafood in the restaurants. This is old Taipei at its best, really old. My Dad's thoughts are expressed in the video below.
If you ever visit Taipei, Snake Alley is a must, but not for the faint hearted. Enjoy the video!