Summer's nearly there and whats there to do in Richmond? We head to the Richmond Night Market at 8351 River Road. I personally don't like going to the night market because of the crowds of people and the cheap, often fake items being sold. It's a big market laid out with different tents selling clothes, electronics, to various different kinds of food and drinks. Michael loves going to the night market to walk around and "shop," not really for me. But I have to admit the food at the night market is really good. This was my first time actually putting time and thinking about what I wanted to get. Michael and I really stuffed our faces today.
First stop. Michael and I shared the Takoyaki for $5 which are six fried octopus balls served with mayonnaise and terriyaki sauce. It was super hot but we still stuffed our faces with it. Michael and I thought it was nearly as good as restaurant quality, with decent chunks of octopus in there, so its good to know we didn't get ripped off.
Second stop was more for me. I have always wanted to try Rotato and have seen all my friends on Facebook rave about it, so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I finally got to try it for $4 and chose the cheddar cheese flavour. It tasted fantastic! Potato goodness spiraling down a stick, crispy, thin, cheesy, just awesomeness. Michael tried some but I didn't ask him to try some more. It was just too good to share, I just wanted all that yumminess to myself.
To wash all potato goodness down I got a regular sized lime flavored lemonade for $4. It was so refreshing to wash all that salty food off my taste palette, what a thirst quencher.
After Michael and I went for skewers. We got bacon wrapped sausage, garlic chicken, and rib eye for $6.75. I had the bacon wrapped sausage with all the fatty goodness. What could possible go wrong when something is paired with bacon? Life is good. Michael had the rib eye and chicken, he thought the chicken wasn't as good, it didn't taste like the Japanese barbeque style and the meat tasted a little tough. But the rib eye was just juicy with every bite. Nomnomnom!
Michael was then attracted to a seafood stall called Seafood Kingdom, who were doing promotion for their seafood products. Abalone is considered a Chinese delicacy and can cost a lot, even hundreds of dollars for the larger of the shellfish. But these guys, they served a good size for only $6, where if we got it in a restaurant with the trimmings, it might have cost $20. Michael thought the taste was rich in the oyster sauce that came with it. The shellfish tasted very fresh, they even showed us the shell where they took the abalone out of.
Michael also got the half lobster for $5.95 that was also being promoted by these guys. It didn't taste as good as the abalone. But it was a full half lobster motoyaki, shell and everything with decent chunks of meat. Definitely a bargain.
After it was my turn for some goodies. I got a cheese sausage for $3. Cheese inside a sausage. What more can I say? There wasn't enough cheese though, but other then that the sausage was very juicy.
For dessert we got Michael and I shared deep fried vanilla ice cream for $4.75. It tasted interesting, the batter outside the ice cream, the whole concept was just unreal to me when I saw the people putting the ice cream in the fryer. Unreal. It tasted not bad in the end though, the vanilla went really well with the batter.
Second dessert, was a churro for $4, I have never had a churro in my life but I have heard many good things about it. Since I saw it today I thought I'd give it a try. Call me crazy, maybe it's just me and that I didn't get a churro at a good place, but I thought the taste was very bland and heavy. Not a good feeling. There wasn't too much taste to it. I am open to trying other churros though, my thoughts of it has not been tainted. So bring it!
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