Friday, July 31, 2009
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.