It’s that time of year again when a swarm of market vendors set up their stalls along Vulcan Way in Richmond for the International Summer Night Market. With a smorgasbord of international cuisine and a range of exciting new foods visitors to the market are guaranteed an evening of great eating.
Here are seven eats that should not be missed at the International Summer Night Market this year.
Fav Breading’s chicken fingers are the perfect market snack. They’re easy to eat and incredibly tasty, so much so you’ll want to head straight back to the stall for a second helping. Breaded in either the stall’s original or spicy mix (comprised of simple, natural, and wholesome ingredients), and served on a bed of popcorn, Fav Breading’s free-range chicken is amazingly tender and deliciously salty. Try Fav Breading’s 3 piece box for $5.50 or a combo for $9.25.
For a light and delicious snack be sure to drop by the Takoyaki and Japanese BBQ stall for a serve of their Takoyaki (4 pieces for $3). This ball-shaped Japanese snack is made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special Takoyaki pan. Filled with minced octopus and topped with Japanese mayo, shavings of dried bonito (fish) and a light sprinkling of seaweed these small bites are packed with lots of great textures and flavour.
Craving more seafood? Try a heaping bowl of BBQ squid for $4 or for the more adventurous an entire squid for $10. Perfectly charred on a billowing BBQ in front of your eyes and topped with both sweet chili and soy sauce, this dish is both fresh tasting and delicious. For an extra kick opt for additional spice.
If noodles are your thing, you’ll want to make a bee-line for the Top Wok stall. With a variety of toppings including, an assortment of dim sum ($8) and shrimp dumplings ($8) Top Wok’s chow mein is a hearty and tasty night market staple.
It would not be a summer night market without lining up for the insanely popular Hurricane Potato ($4.50). Skewered on a stick, and then deep fried the Hurricanes Potato’s sliced up spuds are a simple yet delicious snack. There are a variety of seasonings to choose from including: BBQ; cheddar cheese; dill pickle; parmesan garlic; spicy mayo; cinnamon sugar, and more.
Amazebuns‘ crisp, warm, doughy deep fried buns are the perfect treat if you’re craving something sweet. Toppings include ice cream, condensed milk and cane sugar, as well as two new flavours: green tea condensed milk, and chocolate syrup. Although you can order a batch of six Amazebuns ($5), after a long night of eating the stall’s half size portions ($3.50) are the ideal size to snack on.
What’s a summer event without a cup or cone of ice cream? After a night of heavy eating, a serve of ice cream is a refreshing and “cleansing” way to end the night. At $5 a cup, All About Ice Cream offers customers vanilla ice cream topped with a choice of freshly cut mango, blueberries or strawberries.
Location: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond
Season: Friday, May 8 to Sunday, September 27, 2015
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