Saturday, March 3, 2012
365 Days Of Dining Richmond BC
I've just submitted a job application for Tourism Richmond's 365 Days Of Dining Richmond BC and it certainly got me thinking about delicious food, old friends, and trying new things. Harkening back to the mid-to-late 1990s, I regularly found myself venturing out to Richmond with a small crew of pals to hit one of its many all-you-can eat Japanese restaurants. The price was right, the food, of varying quality and never ending quantity, but the overall experience and camaraderie was something I'll always cherish. Assorted sushi as bottomless as the deepest sea, oysters motoyaki in a half shell, miles upon miles of yaki soba noodles, and always a steaming hot cup of tea to wash it all down. It was a chance to talk about life, crack jokes, and fuel up to epic proportions. Since then, my palate (and waistline) has expanded, but I'm happy to report that the diversity of food in the area remains unequaled in Canada (perhaps only by the melting pots of Toronto or North York, Ontario???) and I'm still exploring new eateries almost weekly (HK BBQ Master is a more recent favourite!!! Char siu fans unite!!!). Asian food, western fare and a plethora of seafood, chicken, and vegetarian options, not to forget specialties from the Middle East, India, and Italy are just a sample of the culinary treats awaiting the adventurous eater in Richmond. For those in Vancouver and the outlying regions, don't hesitate to hop on the SkyTrain and get off somewhere along the No 3 Road. It's just a short trip and your taste buds will surely thank you. As for the position, I can only image the deluge of hopeful eaters applying. Thank heavens they are offering a health club membership along with the job!@#$%!!!