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.
There really isn’t a better way to spend a blissfully sunny afternoon than in Steveston, where you can pair a good meal and a small village vibe to fill an empty stomach.
A friend invited me out to a local favourite, Mega Sushi, a Japanese restaurant tucked away on Chatham St. I like to call myself a “sushi optimist”. I always go into a sushi meal expecting the best: fresh fish, well cooked rice, and beautiful presentation. I had heard that Mega Sushi could fulfill all three of my expectations and I was not disappointed!
Having only moved to British Columbia a few years ago, I never experienced Vancouver without the Canada Line. In addition to it taking less then 30 minutes to go from the airport to downtown Vancouver, it also made it so easy to get around within Richmond. One of the most convenient stops along the line is Aberdeen, home to Aberdeen Centre and I would argue one of the best food courts in the province and probably the country!
A couple of weeks ago, we were celebrating the arrival of summer with a trip to one of the two night markets in Richmond. The International Summer Night Market was the first to open its doors on May 9th. But not far behind was the Richmond Night Market and judging by the crowds this past weekend, summer is definitely in full swing!