Vancouver Foodster Fried Chicken Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Fried Chicken Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their fried chicken creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Fried Chicken creations on their menu from November 5 – 29, 2015.

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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 fried chicken creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best fried chicken 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 #FriedChickenChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

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

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

Here are the 7 Fried Chicken creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

The Pressure Box

The Pressure Box

The Pressure Box

Not Your Grandmas Fried Chicken

Price: $8 for 1 piece with fries and slaw, $10 for 2 pieces with slaw and $12 for 2 pieces fries and slaw.

Description: Buttermilk brined, double dusted  , honey caraway coleslaw, house cut  kennebec fries.

Created by: Chef Scott Lesko

Offered:  Available lunch Tuesday to Friday and Saturday nights at 33 acres … We do move around during the wee a bit but are at 5th and Quebec Wednesday  lunch , 33 acres Wednesday lunch, and Georgia and burrard Tuesday and Friday.

The Pressure Box Food Truck

Location: For the exact location daily click here 

Tuesday to Friday lunch at Georgia and Burrard and Saturday nights at 33 acres brewery. 5th and Quebec Wednesday  lunch , 33 acres Wednesday lunch.

Web: http://thepressurebox.ca/

Twitter: @ThePressurebox

 

Chewie’s Steam and Oyster Bar

Chewie’s Steam and Oyster Bar

Chewie’s Steam and Oyster Bar

Chewies Southern Fried Chicken

Price: $21

Description: Our Southern fried chicken is marinated in buttermilk for 2 days, fried then lightly dusted with Cajun spices and served with green beans, mashed potatoes then topped with a Cajun honey butter drizzle.

Created by: Chef Tyrel Branvold

Offered: Both locations for dinner service.  Coal Harbour starting at 3pm, Kits starting at 5pm.

Chewie’s Steam and Oyster Bar

2201 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 558-4448

Web: http://chewies.ca/

Twitter: @ChewiesOysters

and

Chewie’s Steam and Oyster Bar

110-1055 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 620-7634

Web:  http://chewies.ca/

Twitter: @ChewiesOysters

 

The Cascade Room

The Cascade Room

The Cascade Room

Southern Fried Chicken

Price:  $22

Description: Almond buttermilk biscuit, braised purple cabbage, french beans, red eye country gravy

Created by Tim Evans & Mike Buono

Offered: Nightly

The Cascade Room

2616 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604) 709-8650

Web: http://www.thecascade.ca/

Twitter: @thecascaderoom

 

American Grille

American Grille

American Grille

El Pollo Loco Fried Chicken

Price: $16.95

Description: Honey Glaze chipotle fried chicken, Bourbon bacon biscuit, Southern corn and cabbage slaw, Homemade gravy

Created by: Chef Danilo Ibara

Offered: All the time

American Grille

7571 Westminster Highway, Richmond

Tel: 604-232-2804

Web: http://american-grille.com/

Twitter: @GrilleYVR

 

Bao Down

Bao Chicka Bao Bao

Bao Chicka Bao Bao

Bao Chicka Bao Bao

Price: $6

Description: Garlic & lemongrass fried chicken, carrot and daikon in a Thai vinaigrette, garlic scape mayo, fish sauce glaze and crispy garlic in a steamed Bao bun

Created by: Chef Greg Edwards

Offered: All the time.

Bao Down

12 Powell Street, Vancouver

Tel:  (778) 379-3611

Web: http://www.baodown.ca/

Twitter: @baodowngastown

 

 

Ban Chok Dee

Ban Chok Dee

Ban Chok Dee

BCD Nahm Gai Tord

Price: $12

Description:  Cured, fried chicken wings on a spicy ginger caramel sauce with ground peanuts, served with fresh Jicama root slices complimented with a pineapple / coconut sticky rice / sweet & sour crunchy rice noodle side.

Created by: Executive Chef Parinya Lopston

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

 

U & I Thai

U & I Thai

U & I Thai

Pacific Green

Price: $9.95

Description: Thai style fried chicken with snowpeas, spinach, basil, ginger bean thread noodles and coconut milk.

Created by: Ui Ratsomjit

Offered: All the time

U & I Thai

3364 Cambie Street

Tel: (604) 875-6999

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @UIThai2

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Fried Chicken Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at

http://vancouverfoodster.com/fried-chicken-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

Stephanie Yuen

Food Writer. Author. Broadcaster. Blogger for many publications including her ownhttp://beyondchopsticks.com/

Twitter: @stephyuenyuen