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Richmond BC – The Camera Eats First

Fisherman's Terrace Dimsum BC

Richmond, British Columbia is a foodie heaven! Nestled along the coast of the Fraser River, and part of the Vancouver metro area, Richmond is the fourth largest city in British Columbia. One of the best ways to see Richmond BC is through your tummy! Check out some of my favorite & delicious eats in our short 48 hour stay in Richmond! 

Richmond BC has a large population of Chinese residents making the Chinese restaurants and dim sum super abundant. The dim sum was definitely one of the best I’ve ever had, dare I say, even the best in North America!? Fisherman’s Terrace is located inside the largest Chinese mall in North America, Aberdeen Centre, where the dim sum is made fresh to order. It is also one of the few Chinese restaurants that takes reservations!  However, don’t expect to be seated on time, but at least you don’t have to wait in the long line with those who didn’t have reservations!

Fisherman’s Terrace

4151 Hazelbridge Way Suite 3580
Richmond, BC V6X 4J7

This s’mores bubble waffle is just as good as it looks! I’m a boba tea fiend so this cafe was amazing. I would highly recommend checking out this place for desserts and bubble tea!
4651 Number 3 Road
Richmond, BC V6X 2C4


One of my favorite things to do while in Asia was going to the outdoor food markets and vendors. I love how Richmond BC has their own version with over 200 retailers and over 500 food items. Richmond Night Market is definitely a great place to spend an evening eating up all the delicious food and especially the desserts. I was definitely on sugar overload!


Matcha Ice Cream with Condensed Milk AKA #MATCHATALKINGABAO at Bao Bar Sweets

Raindrop Cake, Water Cake, Teadrop Cake

Raindrop Cake/Water Cake – TOO pretty to eat!

Mango Yummy Ice Cream – everyone gets a bite!


Golden Village is an area of Richmond full of shops and restaurants. There are over 200 restaurants in “Food Street”, which only spans 3 blocks.

Richmond was cooler than expected in June so a hot bowl of ramen was perfect!  Get the takoyaki (octopus balls) as an appetizer!

G-Men Ramen
8391 Alexandra Road Suite 1160
Richmond, British Columbia
Another great place to find some cheap and quick eats is the Aberdeen Centre food court. There are lots of food options from congee, noodles, Chinese, Japanese, & Korean. Don’t forget desserts such as Beard Papa’s cream puffs and the bubble waffles and refreshing drinks from Bubble Waffle Cafe. The only thing is most of the shops are CASH only!
4151 Hazelbridge Way
Richmond, British Columbia V6X 4J7

There are so many great places to eat in Richmond, BC. I wish we had more time to explore and eat our hearts out. I would highly recommend a visit if you are looking for a foodie destination! Stay tuned for my guide on what to DO in Richmond BC!




Richmond BC Food

This post was written in partnership with the Richmond Tourism Board, however as always, all opinions are ours alone!
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  • Reply Erin

    Note to self: don’t read this blog before going to bed. Now I’m starving. I want to hear more about the water cake. I’ve always been curious about them!

    July 4, 2017 at 11:36 PM
    • Reply Julie

      haha, they actually don’t have much taste itself. There was a peanut topping and sugar syrup that gave it some flavor. Its definitely interesting, but the water cake itself doesn’t have much flavor!

      July 5, 2017 at 10:14 PM
  • Reply robin rue

    Bubble waffles? WOW – those sound really good. You have me drooling over all your pictures here.

    July 5, 2017 at 7:54 AM
    • Reply Julie

      Thank you!! The bubble waffle was super delicious! Definitely a must try!

      July 5, 2017 at 10:15 PM
  • Reply Jessica Taylor

    WOW! Their foods look like works of art! Seriously too nice to eat! I would love to try all of this! Especially that raindrop cake!

    July 5, 2017 at 9:43 AM
    • Reply Julie

      Yes, definitely a must try! The raindrop cake looked so pretty, I had to try it!

      July 5, 2017 at 10:15 PM
  • Reply Jay Colby

    All these places sound like great places to visit. I really want to try bubble waffle

    July 5, 2017 at 10:05 AM
    • Reply Julie

      Oh yes, you should definitely if you have a chance. It’s so delicious!!

      July 5, 2017 at 10:16 PM
  • Reply Gloria

    Oh my lord! Those pictures are mouthwatering..and that matcha ice cream! I want to apply that straight to my face. Also, have to say that raindrop cake is indeed too pretty to eat. Never had a raindrop cake before but seen them so many times. What is the consistency like? Is it like eating jelly?

    July 5, 2017 at 10:20 AM
    • Reply Julie

      Yeah its a jelly consistency. Its very interesting. Good to try, but I’m not sure if its really my type of dessert. I would much prefer that matcha ice cream!! 😀

      July 5, 2017 at 10:17 PM
  • Reply Heather

    All the dishes that you shared in your photos look absolutely delectable! This post is making me super hungry, and I am nowhere in the area!

    July 5, 2017 at 12:35 PM
    • Reply Julie

      Aw, glad you enjoyed it! Keep it mind if you are ever in Richmond BC!

      July 5, 2017 at 10:17 PM
  • Reply Akamatra

    I hate you a little bit right now, lol. I should never had read this post with an empty stomach! I am planning my trip based on your post ?

    July 5, 2017 at 3:31 PM
    • Reply Julie

      Hahahah, love to hear that! I’m glad you enjoyed the post 🙂

      July 5, 2017 at 10:18 PM
  • Reply Beth Davidson

    This is such beautiful food. I’ve never seen matcha ice cream like that. Maybe we’ll have to check Richmond out just to eat!

    July 5, 2017 at 4:16 PM
    • Reply Julie

      You should definitely check out Richmond! SO many good eats! I only hit the surface of it too!

      July 5, 2017 at 10:18 PM
  • Reply Shevoneese

    The food looks exquisite!! I especially love the Mango Yummy Ice Cream….two of those, please.

    July 5, 2017 at 5:35 PM
    • Reply Julie

      It was quite good! I wish I could eat one right now again!

      July 5, 2017 at 10:19 PM
  • Reply Amber

    Please excuse me while I drool all over myself. Everything looks SO delicious and fantastic. I’d want to try it all.

    July 5, 2017 at 7:21 PM
    • Reply Julie

      haha, thank you so much!

      July 5, 2017 at 10:19 PM
  • Reply Sondra Barker

    Love all of these dishes! I really want to try that S’mores bubble waffle, it looks like it can settle my sweet tooth! Great post and great picture

    July 5, 2017 at 8:45 PM
    • Reply Julie

      OMG yes, definitely a sweet tooth pleaser!!

      July 5, 2017 at 10:20 PM
  • Reply The Curious Creature

    OMG yum. If it’s foodie heaven I’m on my way!!

    July 5, 2017 at 11:29 PM
  • Reply Cassie

    OMG bubble waffle, I am drooling over it. I had no idea BC had such great food options! THANK YOU

    July 5, 2017 at 11:50 PM
  • Reply Sonika Agarwal

    Wow! Your photography is amazing. I want that bubble waffle so much. Keep it up.

    July 6, 2017 at 12:50 AM
  • Reply Kristen

    The dim sum looks sooo good! I want it right now haha. Although, I think San Francisco puts up some tough competition when it comes to the best dim sum and Chinese food 😉

    July 6, 2017 at 1:14 AM
  • Reply Elizabeth O

    My goodness, there should be a warning sign on your post – Do not read until you are well fed and rested! – Now I’m starving to visit Richmond for a feast. Yum.

    July 6, 2017 at 6:32 AM
  • Reply Caitlin

    Holy cow!! Every single photo made my mouth water! Everything looks incredible I will definitely keep all of these places in mind whenever I find myself in this area 🙂

    July 6, 2017 at 9:32 AM
  • Reply Neha

    This is a great post for food lovers and I am also one of them :). After reading your post I feel like to be there trying all of them. On top of this your yummy pictures instigating more to this.

    July 6, 2017 at 10:10 AM
  • Reply Melissa @ The Family Voyage

    Those desserts look OUTRAGEOUS, though I might die if I ate the whole bubble waffle! I’m a huge fan of BC and never realized Richmond has so much to offer — gotta add it to my itinerary for my next visit 🙂

    July 7, 2017 at 2:11 AM
  • Reply Alyssa Jaren

    You got me at the first dim sum! And that matcha ice cream looks so good!

    July 7, 2017 at 2:22 AM
  • Reply Terri

    I can’t believe I’ve never seen some of these foods nor heard of them. I really need to travel more. The first thing I’d try is that incredible looking s’mores bubble waffle.

    July 7, 2017 at 6:47 AM
  • Reply rain

    Dim Sum is my weakness. I work in China town in NYC so I get my fill. That water cake looks crazy but, how did it taste?

    July 7, 2017 at 11:08 AM
  • Reply Ana

    Oh my god I am in food heaven. I have never tried s’mores before but I really like the sound of the bubble waffle yum! xx

    July 7, 2017 at 11:35 AM
  • Reply Needa

    It’s truly a foodies heaven! I never saw food like this! Raindrop Cake/Water Cake is very new to me! i wonder how it taste like ! perfect reviews and pictures

    July 7, 2017 at 12:44 PM
  • Reply Hey Sharonoox

    These looks amazing! You had me drooling over the waffles and bubble tea. I wish they have it in my area (QC).

    July 7, 2017 at 7:55 PM
  • Reply Rosey

    Oh my goodness so much yummy food! The boba cafe looks like heaven!

    July 8, 2017 at 1:01 AM
  • Reply lex

    am hungry right now. why will i have to go through this as just reading and not have this, hahahahaha, please give me directions so i come join you and have all of these.

    July 8, 2017 at 7:34 AM
  • Reply Ken

    Looking at your site is killing me right now…I want to eat so bad without regard to it being so late at night!!! Awesome article though and your pics have excellent quality. Great job.

    July 9, 2017 at 11:55 PM
  • Reply Julie

    Wow! I’ve never been to BC at all but this makes me want to go asap!! I love a foodie city!

    July 10, 2017 at 2:36 PM
  • Reply Leigh

    Oh, this all looks so delicious! I was just thinking about grabbing dim sum in our Chinatown (Chicago) tomorrow and now I really want some!

    July 15, 2017 at 8:19 PM
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  • Reply Thrifty Campers

    Oh my, this food looks Delicious! The pros almost brings it to life. That raindrop cakes looks so good that I’m not quite sure if I’d be able to eat it.

    August 1, 2017 at 6:37 PM
  • Reply Anisa

    Wow, everything looks so good! That smores waffle is really something. I want to go to Richmond just for that!

    August 5, 2017 at 9:32 PM
  • Reply Christabel

    Ahh, I wish I was the camera, getting to eat all of these dishes! Everything looks delicious – I’m so curious about the raindrop/water cake. What did it taste like?

    August 5, 2017 at 10:07 PM
  • Reply Andrea Mayfield

    Oh my goodness! This food looks incredible, now I am hungry again! I will totally keep this guide in mind when I go!

    August 5, 2017 at 10:36 PM
  • Reply Christine

    OMG the food is all up my alley!!! The smores bubble waffle sounds amazing! I’ve tried the raindrop cake in New York, its good!

    August 6, 2017 at 1:11 AM
  • Reply Harmony, Momma To Go

    that bubble waffle looks really cool. ive never had anything like that! Matcha seems to be all the rave, i need to try that too

    August 6, 2017 at 7:42 AM
  • Reply Christie

    Wow, I had no idea there is so much amazing food in Richmond! It is definitely on my radar to visit now when I go to Vancouver and BC. Everything in your post looks so amazing, particularly the ramen and the s’mores bubble waffle!

    August 7, 2017 at 6:35 PM
  • Reply Ruth | Tanama Tales

    I have been to Vancouver but not to Richmond. I have heard so much about the good food in Richmond that I now I have to visit. I cannot complain about the food in Vancouver though. #blogpostsaturday

    August 13, 2017 at 12:01 AM
  • Reply Jas from My Suitcase Journeys

    Kay definitely not a good idea to be reading this at 9pm. That s’mores bubble waffle tho! Didn’t even know they had that flavor!!!!! And it’s awesome you came in time for the night market. I haven’t been in a few years because of how crowded it’s gotten but I might just need to make a trip down there tomorrow. Glad to see you had an awesome time in Vancouver/Richmond! <3

    August 13, 2017 at 12:12 AM
  • Reply Amanda

    OMG that first bubble waffle looks amazing!!! And I’m pretty sure I would practically live at that market! They are one of my favourite things of life!

    August 13, 2017 at 4:44 AM
  • Reply Amanda

    OMG that first bubble waffle looks amazing!!! And I’m pretty sure I would practically live at that market! They are one of my favourite things of life!

    August 13, 2017 at 4:45 AM
  • Reply Meghna Malhotra

    So tempting! The rainwater cake looks absolutely marvelous! Food has now started becoming an art..its so incredible!

    August 13, 2017 at 2:50 PM
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