Friday, July 31, 2009

summer night market



Every year, there is a huge Summer Night Market (previously called Richmond Night Market) that happens each weekend from May to October. Located in an odd industrial part of town, the place is packed full of booths selling a vast array of goods - sunglasses, kawaii stationary (the weirder the character and worse the english translations the better), asian DVDs, ankle socks with japanese cartoon characters (can you beat 5 pairs for $10!), ninja swords (you never know when you might need one)... and the list goes on and on. The best part of the market though, are the food stalls... which is probably why they are always packed! We wolfed down some bbq lamb skewers, deep fried tofu, as well as some chinese dumplings (shown above with some hot chilli sauce)... and still had room for some bubble tea too! Yes, it was a bit of a gluttonous day... I did turn down the mini donuts though... so there was some will power that day. 

21 comments:

Hollyrocks said...

I want to go! My stomach is totally ready for lunch right now, so you're killin' me with that photo!

Kate8085 said...

Yummmmm.
Deep fried tofu. So good!
Looks like an awesome time,
I want to go!
I probably wouldn't turn down the donuts, though.
I just can't help myself.

tupelolondon said...

Jealous! That looks like a great time. Love the photos.

californiablue said...

Looks like fun - and some place Anthony Bourdain would enjoy!

2ndComing said...

Now I'm starvin'

Stacey said...

That looks so fun, I would love to visit the summer night market, just the name alone sounds wonderful!!

Stephanie Kim said...

looove the1st picture. i wish i had an event like this in my hometown

LittleGemsbyKari said...

sounds yummy

AMIdesigns said...

Sounds great and love the pics!

a.barefoot said...

Fun!

tikikiki said...

soooo cute, the pictures look like it's sooo much fun!!! mmmmm bubble tea!!!

DitzyRedhead said...
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DitzyRedhead said...

I love those type of fairs and markets..it's always so nice in the warm summer evening air...

Sandrine said...

Love the atmosphere of the night Markets, this one looks like absolutely pack!!!Humm I would have overindulged too with all this yummy food!

The Little Fox said...

beautiful photos...I just adore the first one...

Joy White said...

looks like so much fun, great post.

Kylie B said...

Oh wow Fantastic Photos! That looks like it was a lot of fun!

Sherryl said...

Yum! I LOVE bubble tea!

melissakate said...

That first photo is neato!

our little love nest said...

Yummy fun and I so miss good bubble tea. Not the best here. I can hardly wait to come home again. xo

Anna said...

looks like fun!