Metro Vancouver officially has another awesome night market!
Be sure to check it out - The Shipyards Night Market is on every Thursday and Friday night until mid-October from 5-10pm.
YAY!!! This market has a food truck pod set up. On the Friday evening that I visited the market there were approx 10 food trucks parked and serving up delicious treats to line-ups of hungry market-goers.
I noticed Kaboom Box, Le Tigre, Guanaco, Tasers Grilled Cheese, JJ's Truckeria, Holy Perogy, Ze Bite, Urban Wood Fired Pizza and Blue Smoke BBQ. Many many drool-worthy options to choose from.
I finally decided on a Kick Ass Rice ($8.50) from Le Tigre Food Truck. This rice bowl comes with Pork Belly, Popcorn Chicken, or Vegetables (their fried brussel sprouts and cauliflower). It's cooked in sake, butter, dashi (a japanese stock or broth) and topped with a poached egg and fresh herbs. This rice was chewy, sticky and flavourful. The chicken was crispy and crunchy, not dry, perfect but a wee greasy. The poached egg took this simple dish to another level. Mixing in the runny yolk made for the perfect rich, deep-flavoured sauce. I wish this dish had a few more herbs in it and I wish they had a hot sauce station at the truck for spice junkies like myself to make this rice bowl spicy.
There were plenty of other smaller food vendor set ups selling snacks and desserts, a stage with live music, a beer garden (i think they are still figuring out logistics here...I saw a lot of line ups and heard they ran out of beer), and many other booths selling clothes, art, plants, and produce.
For more information check out the market website and check out the Street Food Vancouver app to link to food truck schedules and play detective to find out which trucks will be there.