The Richmond Night Market is well underway – this year’s theme is the Magical Dino Park. If you’re going with a big group, I’d recommend getting their Zoom Pass ($20, admission for 7 people and you skip the line). I think the biggest plus is skipping the ridiculously long line (more time eating, less time waiting!).
There are some cool animatronic dinosaurs around the night market that will be sure to delight the kids. There is also a larger fair area that has games, those giant balls in the water and a bouncy castle for kids.
There is also some interesting items – there’s a t-shirt shop that definitely has some Drake love…(and Justin Trudeau love too).
And also the socks – I scored these great Sailor Moon socks!
Nathalie scored these socks:
But for me, the Night Market will always be about the food. Here are some highlights from this year that I’ve enjoyed:
Ice Cream & Churros – One of my (many!) weaknesses – churros. Churros and ice cream is on another level.
BBQ in a cup – there are so many types of bbq you can get and depending on how adventurous you’re feeling you can even get liver, etc!
Grilled Squid – one of my favourite night market eats, there are a couple places in the night market where you can get it. We love getting the whole squid, which they will chop up afterwards for easier consumption!
Taiyaki – you can get the plain version or now you can get the spruced up version with ice cream and cookies or candy. The ice cream version is a great alternative, but I still love the plain red bean taiyaki best.
Poke – This bowl is a nice reminder of Hawaii, it’s a bit on the small size (and this one has extra poke).
Korokke – Crispy on the outside but mash potatoes on the inside – this is not only one of my favourite dishes this year, but also from one of my favourite food trucks : Mogu.
Deep fried veggies – Vegetables are better deep fried, ‘nuff said.