I love Farmer's Markets. The sights, the smells, the people, the food. So Granville Island was naturally one of our must stops on our trip. 

It was a bit hectic trying to get there, since I think we got off a wrong stop and ended up having to walk across a bridge. I'm not so great with walking across bridges; my stomach instantly gets butterflies for no reason. I think it's because of my small fear of the bridge collapsing below my very feet. It can happen you know. Regardless, we made our way across, stopping for some bird eye view shots of the market, before boarding another bus to get down below.

We didn't really have a clue on what to eat, so SC and I randomly chose a place called A La Mode Pie. They served - you guessed it - pie, both sweet and savoury, quiches, soups, etc.

SC had the french onion soup, which was encased in puff pastry. I ended up choosing the ham and cheese croissant sandwich, which was okay... It was literally ham and cheese in a croissant.

Afterwards we walked around the market, drooling at all the food on display.

It took so much willpower not to buy one of everything.

On our way out, we stopped at Lee's Donuts, a local institution at the market. They're famous for their apple fritters, which are literally the size of my head. Seeing as though I could never finish it, I went for the mango madness doughnut instead, which was basically a regular sugar raised doughnut with some mango puree injected inside. It was alright, it taste a bit plain besides the mango in the middle.

Instead of eating our market goodies inside, we took advantage of the nice weather and sat on one of the steps overlooking the bridge and water.

We also had plans to go kayaking, but we're not so much kayaking people. Instead, we journeyed back to the hotel and relaxed until dinner. 

One of the disadvantages of staying at the Sandman Hotel was that it was a bit too far from the hustle and bustle of Richmond's core. The nearest bus stops were also located a couple of blocks away. However, we were able to find a nearby Korean restaurant called Dai Jang Kum. We shared a couple of BBQ combos, which came with galbi ribs, pork, chicken, shrimp, mussels, and a variety of vegetables. All the foods were to be cooked on a grill in the middle of our table. 

The combo also came with bowls of rice, soup, and the obligatory banchan. Let me just put it out there, Korean BBQ is the best kind of BBQ.

- CT


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CT is a 20-something Edmontonian who started blogging as an excuse for taking pictures of her food.

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