Best budget eateries: Richmond

With a population that is 65 per cent Asian, Richmond, B.C. has an impressive diversity of cultures and cuisines. In recent years, numerous media outlets have recognized Richmond as a viable culinary destination and now more visitors than ever go to try local favourites.

In response, a number of new Asian restaurants have sprung up, ranging from bubble tea shops and noodle bars to elegant fine dining banquet rooms. Of course eating out shouldn’t break your budget, so here are my top 5 budget eateries in Richmond:

Prata Man

Prata Man serves up affordable Singaporean food. Their most popular dish is the Hainanese Chicken with rice and soup for only $7.25. While you are here, make sure to also grab some BBQ satay skewers, laksa, and some curry.

They are cash only, so make sure you head to the bank ahead of time.

Address: 9060 Capstan Way, Richmond, B.C.
Phone: (604) 278-1348

Kumare

Kumare is a Filipino eatery close to Richmond Town Centre. They have breakfast combos for under $10 until 4 pm, daily. Have you ever heard of a longsilog (sausage), tapsilog (cured beef), tocilog (cured sweet pork) or the bangsilong (fried boneless baby milkfish?) Don’t be intimidated by the names of these dishes, they are all super delicious.

One of my favourite items to order is the Chicken Arroz Caldo Congee for $6.50. This huge bowl of chicken congee is served with hard boiled egg, garlic and green onion. You can also get their addictive BBQ Pork Skewers for $3.50.

Address: 8130 Park Road, Richmond, B.C.
Phone: (604) 284-5111

LA Chicken

LA Chicken in East Richmond is LEGENDARY for their fried chicken. Imagine KFC and Church’s Chicken having a baby (that would be LA Chicken).

Address: 11780 Thorpe Rd, Richmond, BC
Phone:(604) 278-4737

Asian Night Markets

The Richmond Night Market and the Panda Market (known in the past as the International Summer Night Market) host about 140 food stalls and over 400 retail vendors at their respective sites combined. Discover a world of delicious foods including spiral potatoes on a skewer, barbecued skewers of meat and seafood (including squid, a market favourite), hand-pulled ramen, mango desserts and drinks, dragon’s beard candy, bubble waffles, and more!

Richmond Night Market

  • Open: May 13, 2016 to October 10, 2016
    7 pm to midnight Fridays and Saturdays, 7 pm to 11 pm Sundays and holiday Mondays.
  • Location: 8351 River Road, next to Bridgeport Station on the Canada Line.
  • Cost: Admission is $2.75 for regular admission (subject to changes), FREE admission for children 10 and under and for seniors 60 and up.

Panda Market (International Summer Night Market)

  • Open: April 29, 2015 to September 11, 2016
    6 pm to 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays, 6 pm to 10 pm Sundays and holiday Mondays.
  • Location: 12631 Vulcan Way.
  • Cost: Admission and street parking is free.

HK BBQ Master

HK BBQ Master has been well-known to the community for having amazing BBQ meats in Richmond. Far better than any other place in Vancouver. This hidden gem is located inside the Superstore parking lot on No. 3 Road. The space is really small, but they are big on flavours.

Address: 4651 No 3 Rd, Richmond, BC
Phone: (604) 272-6568

That wraps up my top 5 list of budget eateries in Richmond.

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