Follow Me Foodie: What to eat at Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market Ice Canes 5The Richmond Night Market is the only place in Vancouver you can find IceCane, a Korean treat. — Mijune Pak

Follow Me Foodie: Night market a foodie mecca

Mijune Pak — WE Vancouver
June 4, 2014 11:51 AM

Whoa! Looks cool huh? It’s nothing new in Korea, but it’s certainly new to Vancouver this year. Currently you can only find the “IceCane” at the Richmond Night Market, but don’t let this be the only thing to convince you to check it out.

The annual Richmond Night Market (8351 River Rd.) is back every Friday-to-Sunday until Oct. 13.I’ve been attending it for years now, but not much has really changed. Besides a $2.25 admission fee (free for children 10 years and under and seniors 60-plus), the vendors are more or less the same. That being said, it’s something to do on the weekend and I always enjoy wandering the food stalls. It’s truly a taste of night markets in Hong Kong and there are always a few new vendors to try or old ones worth revisiting.

It’s a great place to explore and sample if going to a Chinese restaurant is too intimidating. The large menus and vague translations can be overwhelming, so the night market is a good way to ease into it. You see what you get before you buy and there is less of a commitment, but keep in mind this is “street food” and not necessarily restaurant quality food. So even if you don’t like something here, don’t let that scare you off from trying it in another context.

It’s not only Chinese food though, there are plenty of ethnic options including Japanese, Korean, and German, and this year there is also a new Filipino stand and halal stand.
I’ve gone a couple times already to scout out the scene, and here are some recommendations. Read the full article.

See more photos of the food and further recommendations here.

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  • Sonal Singh says:

    This is great! I just moved to Vancouver this past December 2014 to start culinary school at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and my husband and I are always looking for stuff to do. I try to plan ahead with our hectic schedule so this will definitely have to go down on my calendar for this summer!!

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