SFUPretender highly recommended we visit the 3 foodcarts in Richmond near River Rock Casino, so we decided to take a trip! I’ve heard people talk about the foodcarts, but never really had an urge to go until now.
The famous 3 foodcarts – Shoryumen, Fumisen and Bakudanyaki sell sushi cones, ramen, and giant takoyaki.
We drove and there was tons of parking! If you don’t have a car, they are located right across the street from the Canada Line.
Bakudanyaki sells giant Takoyaki the size of baseballs. Their filling the the takoyaki does vary once in a while, but today they had the Seafood Bakudan for $5.
You can choose what type of mayo you would like your bakudanyaki.
For my Bakudanyaki, I chose the wasabi mayo.
When you begin eating the bakudanyaki, you are greeted with the various ingredients – egg, shrimp, calamari, corn, onion, carrot and potatoes. You might be wondering when you have so many ingredients packed inside, but if the ball was just made like a normal takoyaki, it would be fragile and fall apart easily.
The bakudanyaki was well made and it really did taste like a big takoyaki.
Clearly a great idea and I would get this again.
Shoryumen is the ramen food cart. You can choose from ramen noodles or udon noodles. you can choose miso, curry or shoyu (Soy sause) soup stock. You can add extra toppings for 50 cents.
For my ramen, I got the curry ramen with corn and garlic chips ($7.75). The egg was cooked perfectly and was not over or under cooked. The garlic chips were not a crunchy as I would have liked. They ended up just sticking to my teeth.
FinanceGirl got the Miso Udon ($6.75).
SFUPretender got the Shoyu Udon ($6.75).
In the end we finished it right up. Instead of just disposing the bowl with soup in the trash, you can give it back to them to properly dispose of the soup.
We rate Shoryumen:
Fumisen sells sushi cones in 3 sizes – small ($3.75), medium ($5) and JUMBO ($8.50).
There are 4 steps into making your sushi cone:
- pick a type of rice
- pick a protein filling
- pick 2 vegetable fillings
- pick a sauce
I got a medium cone with salmon rice, scallop chop chop, salmon sashimi, avacado, tobiko, and wasabi mayo. I wanted to try both the scallop chop chop and salmon sashimi, so they were nice enough to give me both! What I LOVE about the cones was how fresh the seafood is.
If you don’t know what toppings to add into your cone, you can always ask the staff because they are the experts.
Apparently, they buy their sashimi and seafood in small batches to ensure quality and freshness.
FinanceGirl got the Medium cone with salmon sashimi, lettuce, tobiko and mayo.
SFUPretender got a small cone with chicken teriyaki, mango…and I am not 100% what else was in there. It looks good and it tasted good so I guess whats what matters!
We rate Fumisen:
All the carts are located at:
8740 Charles St