Originally we wanted to go to the night market to binge on food since last year we were too full to try out what they had to offer. We thought we’d go on the 17th instead of 16th (the day we arrived in Vancity) because my uncle said the weather forecast said that it was going to rain that evening. He was totally wrong, it was sunny all day and on the 17th it was grey and ugly. I was disappointed because I wanted to go to the night market with Eileen since she only had four days there and the night market is only held on the weekends in the summertime.
(PS. There’s still time to check it out if you’re visiting Vancouver! More info here.
June – August 2011
Fri-Sat: 7:00pm – 1:00am
Sun: 7:00pm – 12:00am
September 1-18, 2011
Fri-Sat: 7:00pm – 12:00am
Sun: 7:00pm – 11:00am )
We went to eat at Zephyr to eat and see how it turns out after our meal and decide from there. It was only a tiny drizzle so we drove there anyway. It was pretty empty. Actually, I kind of like it that way more LOL! Everyone was afraid it was going to pour so there weren’t a lot of people there but since it wasn’t actually pouring, the vendors all had their stuff out. Last time when I went with mom it poured it all the vendors covered their products up to protect it so we couldn’t see anything anyway. We were, again, too full to try anything out.
I didn’t upload the pics, but we bought a bunch of knick knacks for Ashley as presents for when we get back. I ended up buying these eye masks because mine is dying BAHAHAHA. Mine is on the left.
Alan wanted that ugly thing LOL!! So he told me to pick one too since it’s cheaper buying two. Picked the rabbit since it’s the least ugly.
We did end up trying something cool though. My uncle insisted we try it since it’s not everyday you get to see or eat it. Dragon’s Beard Candy. Very cool stuff. It looks like the strands of silk or something and when it’s done it looks like a silk cocoon! You get to pick what you want inside – peanuts, coconut, black sesame. The coconut and black sesame were good! It’s sweet but only lightly and much like cotton candy, it melts in your mouth instantly.
Not as fluffy because it was compressed in the box and was in our fridge to prevent it from melty in the hot weather haha XD
July 18th, 2011
4151 Hazelbridge Way
Richmond, British Columbia
Aberdeen… you know we went crazy at Daiso!! LOL!
I was low on cleanser so I thought I’d grab a couple at Daiso to try out. Why not right since it’s only $2 each? I was just excited to try out charcoal cleansers. In Japan, back then, our tour guide kept stressing about charcoal stuff. It was used in a lot of places apparently. I’ll be doing reviews on them later on (but I love it ^^!!). And yeah, I won’t blabber on about the haul in this entry haha!
We went to the Japanese place at the food court again (Hanabi) since Leen didn’t get to try it last time. Alan and Uncle went to buy something different to try while we were waiting for them to cook our stuff. Seriously… it took forever. I retract my recommendation that I gave it last time =_=.
We also ordered a okonomiyaki there this time too. I did see under that you could pay like $1.50 (??) to add beef, shrimp, mochi, cheese, but I assumed that’s to add extra or pick other ingredients to add to it. It wasn’t like that. They charge $6.00+ for a piece of dough with bits of corn in it. It was a big wtf. It’s like unless you pay $7+ don’t expect to actually eat okonomiyaki. The essential part of okonomiyaki would be the sliced pieces of cabbage, they didn’t even have that =_=?!?! What the hell, Hanabi.
Two customers came after us to order stuff and even their stuff was all served before ours was done. We had only two things D: Sooo slow.
I can’t remember what the place is called for this sandwich. It was in the food court at Aberdeen too but I can’t seem to find it on the page o_o. Sorry if the picture looks gross. We cut it into four pieces before I remember to take a pic… LOL!! It was fried pork cutlet sandwich, I think. Not bad.
Queen Elizabeth Park
Cambie Street at West 33rd Avenue
Vancouver’s version of Victoria’s Butchart Gardens.