Fish and Chips Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Fish and Chips Challenge was a great success with 7 restaurants in Vancouver, Langley and North Vancouver participating as they entered their fish and chips creations into this challenge. Each restaurant featured their fish and chips creation on their menu from September 4-26, 2014.

Our media judging panel determined the ultimate winners of the challenge, and this was quite the task as each judge who tasted each creation with a rigorous process based on taste, originality/uniqueness and presentation/appearance.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Jennifer Thomson, Karl Kliparchuk and Louisa Chan

The Winners are:

1st Place: Thai style Fish and Chips

Ban Chok Dee Thai Fish & Chips

Ban Chok Dee

Thai style Fish and Chips

Description:  Seasoned Lime Leaf Singha Beer-Battered Cod with Herbal Chili Paste and Peanut Pineapple Tamarind Sauce served with Hand-Cut Battered Pumpkin and Salted Taro Fries and a Plum Sauce with Cucumber and Ground Peanut. Lime Slices and Mini Dill Pickles on the side.

Created by: Executive Chef Parinya and Chef Ladda

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

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2nd Place: Casa Basa 

5 Elements

Five Elements Café

Casa Basa 

Description:  Vietnamese style fish and chips creation with coconut Panko crusted Basa fish on a bed of Papaya Salad with a mix of cassava and sweet potato fries along with some Panko crusted pineapple wedges and Fried lotus root, with two sauces, garnished with basil leaves.

Created by: Chef Victoria Tran

Five Elements Café

1046 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel:  (604) 559-5938

Web: http://www.fiveelementscafe.com/

Twitter: @5ElementsCafe

Chef Victoria Tran

Chef Victoria Tran

3rd Place: Moroccan style Fish and Chips

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Morocco West

Moroccan style Fish and Chips

Description: Green Pea Beer-battered Chermoula Halibut with Homemade Taro Chips and Wasabi Mayonnaise

Created by: Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Morocco West

795 Jervis Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-563-8466

Web: http://moroccowest.com/menus/

Twitter:  @MoroccoWest

Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Fish and Chips Creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

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1st Place: Thai style Fish and Chips

Ban Chok Dee Thai Fish & Chips

Ban Chok Dee

Thai style Fish and Chips

Description:  Seasoned Lime Leaf Singha Beer-Battered Cod with Herbal Chili Paste and Peanut Pineapple Tamarind Sauce served with Hand-Cut Battered Pumpkin and Salted Taro Fries and a Plum Sauce with Cucumber and Ground Peanut. Lime Slices and Mini Dill Pickles on the side.

Created by: Executive Chef Parinya and Chef Ladda

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

2nd Place People’s Choice:

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2nd Place: Casa Basa 

5 Elements

Five Elements Café

Casa Basa 

Description:  Vietnamese style fish and chips creation with coconut Panko crusted Basa fish on a bed of Papaya Salad with a mix of cassava and sweet potato fries along with some Panko crusted pineapple wedges and Fried lotus root, with two sauces, garnished with basil leaves.

Created by: Chef Victoria Mekong

Five Elements Café

1046 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel:  (604) 559-5938

Web: http://www.fiveelementscafe.com/

Twitter: @5ElementsCafe

3rd Place People’s Choice:

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3rd Place: Moroccan style Fish and Chips

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Morocco West

Moroccan style Fish and Chips

Description: Green Pea Beer-battered Chermoula Halibut with Homemade Taro Chips and Wasabi Mayonnaise

Created by: Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Morocco West

795 Jervis Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-563-8466

Web: http://moroccowest.com/menus/

Twitter:  @MoroccoWest

Thank you to all the chefs and restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured the Fish and Chips Challenge on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Fish and Chips creations! See all the 7 Fish and Chips entries here.

By: Richard Wolak