The Richmond Night Market

Ryan has alread blogged about the nightmarket in Chinatown [mbv], but I decided to take a drive with Lydia and go to the Richmond Nightmarket [rnm]. Well okay it was at Lydia’s suggestion, since she’d been there before and knew it was great. So we went and it was great. Okay parking isn’t the most awesome thing ever, but it’s fun.

Most of the merchandise is a selection of varying quality knock off versions of brand name products. I was disapointed that the football (soccer) jerseys were not even as good as the knock offs that I bought from Thailand on eBay. Okay the real attraction is the food. Rows of booths compete for attention with wonderful foodstuffs. I had not one but two crepes, and Lydia and I shared some meatballs, made out of meat.

It runs Friday through Sunday nights and is definitly worth a drive out to Richmond.

3 Comments so far

  1. wyn (unregistered) on June 29th, 2006 @ 10:45 am

    Agreed – night market is all about the food and the merchandise is a poor imitation of imitations.

    I was driving over Oak Street Bridge (?) and saw the neat row of tents illuminated by spotlights. The giveaway it was the night market was the sea of people you could see even from afar. It truly looked like a slice of Asia plunked down in Richmond.


  2. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 12:30 am

    Wyn: “a slice of Asia plunked down in Richmond”?


  3. Travis (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 2:51 am

    I went last night for the second time this season, and can definitely recommend the UFO shaved ice, and the yellow-wrapped pork on a stick by the mini donut place. Avoid the pineapple rice. It looks good but is a little bland.



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