Richmond Night Market: A photo essay


Last Friday Steph and I were lucky enough to hit the Richmond Night Market with a bunch of our fellow foodists; we arrived with empty stomachs and we left stuffed with great food, on the verge of explosion. Starting with the first bite—which for me happened to be a BBQ pork skewer—everything was delicious and from Japanese Takoyaki to plain old corn-on-the-cob, there is something for everyone. Check it out: Friday, Saturday, and Sundays throughout summer, nestled at the foot of the Knight street bridge.




goodbye fishballs

bubble tea handoff

bubble tea and puppies

cooking takoyaki


Korean potato skewer






candied strawberries



5 Responses to “Richmond Night Market: A photo essay”

  1. Posted on July 3rd, 2009

    Hi Steph & Todd, it’s Kevin the photographer from VDL! :)

    Yay for Richmond Night Market takoyaki.

  2. Posted on July 3rd, 2009

    We went the week before…the food was okay, but nothing to write home about. Some of it was quite tasty, but generally we found that it was lacking “some love”. It is still worth seeing and tasting for yourself though.

    As for those spun sugar things in the last picture…I felt like I was eating an extremely over-sweet cotton ball that was stuffed with coconut…but curiosity got the best of us and we had to try them :-)

    I guess the thing we realized is that different cultures not only like different flavors, they also like different textures. Which reminds me of the “Yam Balls” that I tried…chewy, super-gummy, sweet yam balls…thankfully they were only $1, so I didn’t feel bad throwing them out.

    Well thank goodness we don’t all have the same tastes, as life would be way too boring. Thanks for the pics.

  3. Posted on July 3rd, 2009

    I look like a pigger in these pictures! But, who can help it when they are surrounded by fun food?

    We can’t forget to mention the other part of the Night Market as well (it isn’t all just food, although that is definitely where one should start!). They have funny things for sale too. Take for example, Charlie’s kimono and Matt and Claire’s 80s glasses! Or, an automated mah jong table. All good gamblers need one of those!

    Thanks for sharing the pics!

  4. Posted on July 6th, 2009

    Am I missing a calendar in my life? Sheesh. This is one thing I have always wanted to go to and would have loved to join in. How can I keep up with get togethers?

  5. Posted on July 9th, 2009

    Awesome photos! My husband and I visited the Richmond Summer Night Market for the first time during May. Our favorites were the curried fish balls and the dragon’s beard candy. I posted a blog post on it as well:

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