Last night, we hit the Richmond Night Market. This is what we did ate…
Off to a great start: bacon-wrapped quail eggs on the left and grilled fish on the right.
Akemi gets the go-ahead from HQ via comm-link: Start eating!
Three types of skewers (beef, chicken, and bacon-wrapped asparagus) that were just meh, although if I had to choose, I’d go with the bacon-wrapped asparagus. There’s just something about bacon…
Akemi calls Osaka home, and if there are three things Osaka is known for, it’s the Hanshin Tigers, okonmiyaki, and takoyaki. The latter, depicted here, is always an always popular Night Market mainstay: octopus bits and various other ingredients batter-mixed and cooked up.
Topped with mayo, okonomiyaki sauce, and fish shavings, they aint exactly light eating.
…which is the whole point of this outing.
Er, sausage on a stick with garlic sauce. A tad dry.
Heavenly pork belly sliders (steamed rice buns) and very good short rib tacos. I’d have gone back for seconds if I didn’t have so many other menu items to get around to.
Like these pork dumplings that weren’t exactly a hit.
Or these curry fish balls that were just so-so – but that didn’t stop us from eating them.
Dragon Rice Balls containing Chinese sausage and I don’t recall what else.
Here we go!
Spicy squid. One of the highlights of the night. I had just stuffed an enormous piece into my mouth when a roving reporter stopped to ask me some questions. He was all smiles and laughs while the camera was on and then, abruptly, said “We’re done.”, instantly lost his smile and moved on. I guess I should’ve offered him a tentacle.
After our second round of takoyaki from a competing (and, in my opinion, superior) stall, we spotted this jovial sport selling crispy fried potatoes on a stick.
Akemi had hers with ketchup.
I went with powdered cheese.
Akemi stopped for corn. I elected not to fill up on empty calories and pressed on.
Now this is more like it! Milk chocolate-stiffed mini spring rolls.
And churros, milk and what I thought was vanilla custard but turned out to be – horrors of horrors! – strawberry cream.
And deep-fried cheese cake topped with crushed Butterfinger and whipped cream.
And, er, pink cotton candy.
But Akemi seemed to.
It’s almost dinner time the next day and I’m still not hungry.