As much as I hate paying the entrance fee, the disgustingly gross amount of people you have to share space with, and the impossible parking lot, I still return year after year. Sigh.. I will never learn. 😛
This year, instead of the Rubber Duckie theme, it’s called “Candy Kingdom”. Remember, I’m talking about the Richmond Night Market in Bridgeport near Riverrock, not the one near IKEA.
This booth is called Enough Chicken and is basically deep fried deliciousness. Ai reen ordered the Super Big Big Chicken Fillet ($6.50) and said it was really good.
Siu Mai (Pork Dumplings) and Har Gow (Shrimp Dumplings) are the common dim sum items to get at Richmond Night Market if you don’t eat dim sum often.
The Spicy Fish Balls are available at just about any dim sum booth and costs about $4-5. They make for a great snack! Just make sure you have a drink with you at the same time because those balls are spicy!
Oh, Icy Bar… how I love and hate you so. This booth has got to be one of the most popular stands at the Summer Night Market (for good reason) which means their line up to just order is 20 people long. Their signature mango shaved ice/drink is absolutely delicious and is a must get item when visiting the night market.
The Tapioca Mango Icy ($5.00) contains coconut milk, evaporated and condensed milk, tapioca, fresh mango, and mango puree. SO GOOD.
I think this booth is called “More Fusion Wrap”? I believe they specialize in Asian style wraps made with the flaky green onion pancake.
Ai Reen got the Egg and Shredded Pork Wrap ($6) without the shredded pork. So it’s actually just egg and wrap. She said it was a bit bland and only okay, which is to be expected considering there is no saltiness from the pork.
I saw Shaka Shaka Deep Fried Squid attracting a lot of people but I didn’t get anything because it seemed a bit pricey.
Mogu is a food truck usually situated in downtown Vancouver but they brought their shop to the Richmond Night Market. They have a really smart strategy of selling only one signature item: their Sweet and Spicy Chicken Karaage ($5/$7/$12).
We chose a Jumbo ($12) to share and it was ginormous! This picture really doesn’t do it justice so you’ll just have to see it to believe it.
Their chicken is extremely moist, juicy, and fresh off the fryer. Their sweet and spicy sauce is to-die-for. You can go no wrong at Mogu.
All in all, the Richmond Night Market is worth making the trek here for because it’s lively ‘Hong Kong’ street style atmosphere is unlike anything else in Vancouver.