Vancouver Curry Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their curry creations into this challenge, most have created a special currycreation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their curry on their menu from October 28 – November 20, 2014.

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How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the curry creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best curry creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CurryChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite curry creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Watch – – > the Vancouver Curry Challenge Global TV Sunday Noon News with host Leigh Kjekstad on November 9, 2014

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different curry creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the 11 Curry dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

American Grille

Thai Coconut Lamb Curry

Thai Coconut Lamb Curry

Thai Coconut Lamb Curry

Price: $17

Created by: Chef Mohammed Hamidi

Description: Red Thai coconut curry with chunks of lamb, served with a fig-cranberry chutney, fresh cilantro and cumin raita, jasmine rice, and grilled house made naan

Offered: Lunch only

American Grille

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Tel: 604-232-2804

Web: http://americangrille.blogspot.ca/

Twitter: @GrilleYVR

 

Bob Likes Thai Food

Green Curry Chicken

Green Curry Chicken

Green Curry Chicken

Price: $12.00

Created by: Tai Keattivanichvily

Description:  Is a Central Thai variety of curry. The name “green” curry derives from the color of the dish, which comes from green chillies. Green curry eggplant ‘flower’ stuffed with chicken.

Offered:  Dinner only

Bob Likes Thai Food

1521 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-3320

Web: http://www.boblikesthaifood.com/

Twitter: @boblikethaifood

 

 

Abode Restaurant

Moroccan Braised Lamb Shank

Moroccan Braised Lamb Shank

Moroccan Braised Lamb Shank

Price: $22

Description: The curry is a light tomato based house made blend of ginger, garlic, cumin, jalapenos, cinnamon, a mix of smoked paprikas and spices. Not overly spicy and very aromatic. Served on Pomegranate dirty rice.

Created by: Tannis Smith

Offered:  Available Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner. Saturday/Sunday dinner only

ABODE Restaurant

1223 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.688-1411

Web: http://www.aboderestaurant.ca/

Twitter: @ABODERestaurant

 

The Copper Chimney

Goa Spicy Pork Vindaloo

Goa Spicy Pork Vindaloo

Goa Spicy Pork Vindaloo

Price: $15

Created by: Executive Chef Jaroslaw Faryna & CDP David Joseph

Description: Traditional Indian spicy Pork Vindaloo from Goa region. Acute Ghost Pepper flavored, served with Basmati Rice and Garlic Naan.

Offered: Lunch and dinner daily

The Copper Chimney

567 Hornby Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-689-8862

Web: http://www.copperchimney.ca/

Twitter: @CopperChimney_1

 

Showcase Restaurant

 

Braised Short Rib and Parsnip Curry

Braised Short Rib and Parsnip Curry

Braised Short Rib and Parsnip Curry

Price: $21

Created by: Chef Caralee Wakefield

Description: Indian influenced beef short rib curry with parsnips and kale. This fall curry is a fusion of our authentic house made masala curry paste, red wine braised short rib and beautiful fall vegetables.

Offered: Lunch and Dinner daily

Showcase Restaurant

1122 W Hastings St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 639-4040

Web: http://www.showcaserestaurant.com/

Twitter: @Showcase_Van

 

Calabash Bistro

Duck and Cover Curry

Duck and Cover Curry

Duck and Cover Curry

Price: $26

Created by Chef Culin David

Description: Slow cooked calabash duck thigh confit simmered in a coconut pumpkin curry and a crisp duck drumstick served on Guyanese chow mein or rice and peas and seasonal veggies

Offered: Tuesday-Sunday 5pm – Late

Calabash Bistro

428 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-568-5882

Web:  http://calabashbistro.com/

Twitter: @calabashbistro

 

Kilimanjaro Snack House

Kuku Paka

Kuku Paka

Kuku Paka

Price: $11.95

Created by: Chef Parviz Dhanani

Description: Coconut cream curry, with east African spices, Succulent pieces of chicken, hard boiled eggs, and potatoes

Offered: Daily all day

Kilimanjaro Snack House

789 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-559-7050

Web: http://www.kilisnackhouse.com/

Twitter: @KiliSnackHouse

 

U & I Thai

U and I Thai Green Queen Curry

U and I Thai Green Queen Curry

U and I Thai Green Queen Curry

Price: $18.95

Description: Halibut fish with coconut milk, green curry paste, fish sauce, spinach, red bell pepper and eggplant thai basil.

Created by: Chef A-guan Phutyeam and Mr. Kittipoj  Chidjarean

Offered: All the time

U & I Thai

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 875-6999

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @uratomjit

 

Morocco West

Trio of Moroccan Curry

Trio of Moroccan Curry

Trio of Moroccan Curry

Price: $24

Description: Lamb Curry with Farro Rice, Seafood Vermicelli Curry Puff, Masala Curry Scotch Egg

Created by: Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Offered: All the time

Morocco West

795 Jervis Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-563-8466

Web: http://moroccowest.com/

Twitter:  @MoroccoWest

 

Hai Phong Vietnamese Kitchen

Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

Chicken Curry Noodle Soup

Price: $9.50

Created by: Chef Kieu Ong

Description: Boneless Chicken and taro simmered in a light curry broth infused with lemongrass and coconut milk. Served with vermicelli, bean sprouts, chives, vietnamese coriander, white and green onions and finely sliced chilli peppers.

Offered: All the time

Hai Phong Vietnamese Kitchen

186 Keefer Place, Vancouver

Tel: 604-559-8897

Web: http://haiphongrestaurant.com/

Twitter: @HaiPhongVan

 

Ban Chok Dee Thai

Ban Chok Dee Thai Shoo Shee Curry

Ban Chok Dee Thai Shoo Shee Curry

Ban Chok Dee Thai Shoo Shee Curry

Price: $14

Created by: Executive Chef Parinya and Chef Ladda

Description:  A sweet and salty delight consisting of a rich and thick Red Curry base with Fresh Coconut, Lime Leaves and Basil. Served on Jasmine Almond Rice with lightly battered Cod on a Lemongrass skewer, Kale, Zucchini and Green Beans.

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Curry Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourite Curry creations. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at

http://vancouverfoodster.com/curry-challenge/

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Tara Lee

Freelance journalist and broadcaster. Writer for Georgia Straight

Twitter: @VanGlutton

 

Sherman Chan

Food Blogger for his own shermansfoodadventures.com

twitter: @Sherman38

 

Zahra Alani

Radio & Television personality. Weather Anchor at CTV News.

Twitter: @ZahraAlani