I ate SO MUCH TARO during my year in Richmond, but before those 365 days started, I hadn’t even heard of it. Or maybe I had? I don’t know. It’s impossible to remember back to my pre-taro days.
And still really into carrot cake.
It’s been over a year since we’ve said goodbye, and over two years since I began that digestive thrill-ride we called 365 Days of Dining. For those of you who are new to my story, here’s the quick version: my name is Lindsay, and I spent an entire year dining at different Richmond restaurants and eateries, and posting daily about my experiences at each one. It was an edible crash course in all things Asian, as well as a personal exploration of the best of Richmond (the likes of which includes Buddhist monasteries, a 19th century Finnish fishing village, and some incredible community farms).
What better way to spend a weekend than at the Richmond Night Market! It’s a short drive away, fun, and you’ll be able to get your hand on the tastiest treats you can’t get anywhere else. This annual summer long food event is well known for their ethnic food and entertainment as well as some quirky street dishes like the tornado potato and Korean snow cane to name a few. There was definitely a large crowd with long lines that spiraled around the corner.
Richmond is home to some of the best Asian food in North America. The options are numerous as they range from a King Crab feast to a very affordable bowl of congee with a side order of dumplings. In addition to inexpensive eats, there is also a ton of other cost-friendly things to do in and around Richmond
If the water, wharf and picturesque scenery isn’t enough to visit the cute town of Steveston in Richmond, the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market certainly is.
There’s something magical about sitting around a table with friends to enjoy dumplings.
Dumplings are little pieces of heaven that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavours. If you’re not a dumpling aficionado, you may still recognize some of the classic favourites like har gow, sui mai, and xiao long bao. Expert or not, there is no wrong way to fill a table full of bamboo baskets and happy eaters.
We’re talking tapioca, hundreds of flavour combinations, giant straws and the perfect drink for hanging out. You are correct if you said, “What is Bubble Tea and pearls?”
When you need something comforting on a rainy day, a bowl of congee is the way to go. Congee is a 24/7 inexpensive meal in a bowl and perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or to wrap up a fun evening at 2am.