It’s that time of year again. Summer is here and is so the International Summer Night Market. Every year I look forward to the night market in Richmond where I can get delicious street food like grilled squid, bubble tea, grilled Halal lamb skewers and fresh fruit slushies. This year we were invited by Chinesebites for an evening to get fat.
The International Summer Night Market is behind Home Depot at 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond. Think the Ikea side of Richmond. This is not the Richmond Night Market by River Rock Casino. Admission is free and special event parking is $4.
Summer Night Market Richmond Guide – What You Need To Know
You are excited about trying everything! What do you order first? You see long lines being formed and you panic! You want to quickly order something and get in the action. Easy Tiger!
The first thing when you arrive at the night market, even though your body tells you otherwise, is to take a deep breath. Savor the moment and take a walk around the aisles. See what your options are. There is only so much room in your stomach. Make it count! Make it worth your dollars!
Below is are a few items that stood out for us.
Halal BBQ Xin Jiang A Fan Ti $7 / 3 skewers: I love their barbecue lamb skewers with extra spice. The meat is tender and I just really like the spices. This year they also have these super juicy chicken wings with crispy grilled skins.
Happy Lemon $6 large: Freshly squeezed lemonade with no sugar added. We ordered the Honey Lemonade to quench our thirst from the Halal BBQ lamb skewers. This was one of the best drinks at the night market. Completely worth your money and super refreshing!
Long Hurricane Potato Chips $4 each: Yes I am one of those as someone subtly stated. My vice is chips, particularly Ruffles Sour Cream & Onion. So logically I got these long spiral potato chips Sour Cream and Onion flavored. You can of course, choose from a long list of 14 flavors. You can also mix them – get half and half.
JJ’s Fresh Roasted Corn $3 each: Who can deny the taste of fresh roasted corn off the bbq? We love the sweetness of fresh corn with butter (optional). Add some spice to it. We love lemon pepper and garlic salt with a hint of paprika!
All About Ice Cream: Get your fresh fruit juice $8 with your choice of a baby watermelon slushie or a Dole fresh pineapple juice. Complete the tiki experience with an umbrella. Super fresh. All natural. No additives needed.
All About Ice Cream also has soft served ice cream with honeycomb and cornflakes. Think Soft Peaks in Gastown.
Sugar Twist Cotton Candy: Not your average carnival cotton candy. These cotton candy are shaped like a flower with multiple layers of colors. Your choice of 2, 3 or 4 layers! Seriously how cute is this? I can see all the guys getting this for their bae and girls taking selfies with this! Gimmicky? For sure!
Hatchan Tako Yaki: We got half Negi Mayo and Original. Always have to get them octopus balls!
Lao Er BBQ Squid 6: Extra spicy and pretty tender. Right next to Halal BBQ.
International Summer Night Market (Behind Home Depot)
Cuisine: Street Food, Night Market, Asian
Friday | Saturday: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 6:00PM – 10:00 PM
Long Weekend Hours
Friday | Saturday | Sunday: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Holiday Monday: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Street Parking: FREE
Shuttles from Bridgeport: FREE
12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC V6V 1J7