The Old and the New – Summer Night Market 2013

While Vancouver is on full-blast summer at the moment, today’s post will be on one of my favourite traditions of summer; the Night Market. Nothing quite says that summer is here like the stalls of various popular street foods, as well as numerous booths selling everything from DVDs to socks with animals on them.

20130601_192912[The Giant Magical Duck]

This year, there are two seperate Night Markets in Richmond, and one in Chinatown. The Richmond Night Market is a walking distance away from the Canada Line Bridgeport station at the River Rock Casino Resort. While parking is free there, there is an entrance fee of $2 per person. The other night market is the International Night Market, located on Vulcan Way behind Home Depot. This location was the original night market, but since the newer one by the casino opened, they had to change names to differentiate between the two. There is a free shuttle bus underneath the Bridgeport Station that takes you right to the entrance of the International Night Market, available every 20 minutes starting at 7:00pm. There is no entrance fee at this location, but parking would cost you $4, so if you plan to drive there, it might be cheaper to go with a bunch of friends and make them pay for the parking. And do bring cash, as most of the stalls only take that form of payment. It is Richmond, after all.

Now with all the mundane informative bits out of the way, here are some of the foods I like to purchase at the Night Market. Reminds me of Hong Kong actually, just a touch more multi-cultural. 

Continue reading

Exams Season

Happy Easter! Hope you’re having more fun than I am, because even though Vancouver’s been really sunny these past couple of weeks, I have a whole pile of homework waiting for me to finish. All I can think of is how much I want to go out, play, eat, and sleep. But with a million papers and finals coming up, the only thing I can do is suck it up and cry in my room.¬†(And then possibly procrastinate my ass off by watching movies online, taking naps, watching more trailers on YouTube, and eating everything I can get my hands on).¬†¬†So while I was busy procrastinating¬† studying, I went through all the food pics on my phone. These are some of the goodies I had last month. I can’t wait for this semester to be over so I can go out and stuff my face with food again.

Yes, I’m one of those Asians who has to take a picture of their meals before they can eat it. Stop judging me. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back to¬†procrastinating/emotime studying again…