Curry Challenge 2014 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge was a great success featuring unique curry creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Richmond and Langley. Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from October 28-November-20, 2014. and their customers voted for their favourites daily throughout the challenge.

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: Tara Lee, Sherman Chan and Zahra Alani

The Winners are:

We had a tie for 1st place in this challenge.

1st Place: Trio of Moroccan Curry

Trio of Moroccan Curry

Morocco West

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

Created by: Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Morocco West

795 Jervis Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-563-8466

Web: http://moroccowest.com/

Twitter:  @MoroccoWest

Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

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1st Place: U and I Thai Green Queen Curry

U and I Thai Green Queen Curry

U & I Thai

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

U & I Thai

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 875-6999

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @uratomjit

Chef A-guan Phutyeam (middle) and Mr. Kittipoj  Chidjarean (right) and Owner Ui (left)

Chef A-guan Phutyeam (middle) and Mr. Kittipoj Chidjarean (right) and Owner Ui (left)

2nd Place: Ban Chok Dee Thai Shoo Shee Curry

Ban Chok Dee Thai Shoo Shee Curry

Ban Chok Dee Thai

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.

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Executive Chef Parinya

Executive Chef Parinya

3rd Place: Green Curry Chicken

Green Curry Chicken

Bob Likes Thai Food

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.

Bob Likes Thai Food

1521 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-3320

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

Twitter: @boblikethaifood

 

Chef Tai Keattivanichvily

Chef Tai Keattivanichvily

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Curry 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: U and I Thai Green Queen Curry

U and I Thai Green Queen Curry

U & I Thai

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

U & I Thai

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 875-6999

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @uratomjit

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

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2nd Place: Ban Chok Dee Thai Shoo Shee Curry

Ban Chok Dee Thai Shoo Shee Curry

Ban Chok Dee Thai

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.

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

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3rd Place: Trio of Moroccan Curry

Trio of Moroccan Curry

Morocco West

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

Created by: Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Morocco West

795 Jervis Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-563-8466

Web: http://moroccowest.com/

Twitter:  @MoroccoWest

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

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Curry creations! See all the 11 Curry entries here.

By: Richard Wolak