Between getting in and assessing the food situation, we had some serious business with the beauty stalls. Jessie was on the hunt for some fake lashes. I tell you, if you need fake lashes, RNM is the place to go. There were hundreds to choose from.
We met up with E & B, and sussed out the food sitch. I bee-lined for the takoyaki (octopus doughnuts). There were a winner. They even made cheese takoyaki for the non-seafood-eaters (read, actual vegetarians) among us. Thence, on the the meat-on-a-stick truck. Jessie spotted Seitan-on-a-stick, and elly and Bryerton got diverted by some bubble tea.
I discovered that no one in our company had ever had a bubble waffle. To be fair, I myself had not heard of these until last year. As with fake lashes, there is no better place to get a bubble waffle (or any other Asian-night-market-inspired novelty food). This is us waiting for bubble waffle:
The dinosaurs were animatronic, and pretty good at that! Here's the gang with T-Rex. It really roared.
Richmond Night Market has actually become a summer tradition for me, as I have now been there three years in a row. The food is strange and wonderful, the crowd is thick as a moshpit at all times, and the electric cherry blossom trees are charming. Can't wait to do this again next year!