Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their best Salad creation into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special Salad just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Salad creation on their menu from July 7-31, 2016.

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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 Salad in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best salad 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 #SaladChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite salad 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 salad creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

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

The Tuck Shoppe

Shoppe Rocket

Shoppe Rocket

Shoppe Rocket 

Price: $11

Created by: Chef Martin Keyer

Description: Arugula, basil and grape tomatoes lightly tossed in our white balsamic dressing, then topped with fresh mozzarella, crispy genoa salami, blueberries, strawberries, and finished with a balsamic glaze

Offered: Available Lunch and Dinner.

The Tuck Shoppe

237 Union St, Vancouver

Tel: 604.620.6773

Web:http://www.thetuckshoppe.com/

Twitter: @the_tuckshoppe

Instagram: the_tuckshoppe

 

Black Rice Izakaya

Tuna Tataki Salad with Avocado

Tuna Tataki Salad with Avocado

Tuna Tataki Salad with Avocado

Price: $8.95

Created by: Chef Young Shin

Description: Mixed organic green and micro herbs topped with tuna tataki, avocado and lotus root chips.

Offered: Lunch and dinner

Black Rice Izakaya

782 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Tel:  (778) 379-0416

Web: http://www.blackrice.ca/

Twitter: @BR_Izakaya

Instagram: black_rice_izakaya

 

House Special

Đà Nẵng Summer Salad

Đà Nẵng Summer Salad

Đà Nẵng Summer Salad

Price: $12

Created by: Chef Yen Do

Description: Charred octopus, shiso crisp, compressed watermelon, pickled watermelon rind slaw, arugula, toasted peanut, cucumber, sesame balsamic, lemon + thai basil oil

Offered: dinner only after 5pm

House Special

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-2939

Web: http://www.housespecial.ca/

Twitter: @housespecialvan

Instagram: housespecial.ca 

 

Ban Chok Dee

Yum Som-O (Pomelo Salad)

Yum Som-O (Pomelo Salad)

Yum Som-O (Pomelo Salad)

Price: $12

Created by: Chef Parinya Lopston

Description:  A Refreshingly light medley of flavours with a mixture of juicy pomelo strands, crisp jicama, crushed candied pecan and Thai herbal dressing mixed with prawns and smoked salmon.

Offered: Both lunch and dinner

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

And

Ban Chok Dee

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: banchokdeethai

 

U & I Thai

Grilled Duck Breast Salad

Grilled Duck Breast Salad

Grilled Duck Breast Salad

Price $14.95

Created by: Chef Ui Ratsomjit

Description: Salad features pea greens, green papaya, celery, cilantro, pineapple, lychee, cherry tomato, cashew nut, seasoned with Thai herbs. Finished with our sweet and sour special house salad dressing.

Offered: All the time

U & I Thai

3364 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 875-6999

And

U & I Thai

33261 1 Ave, Mission

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @UIThai2

Instagram: u_and_i_thai_

 

Eternal Abundance

Kale Caesar

Kale Caesar

Kale Caesar

Price: sizes:  side $4.5 small $7 large $11.50  XL $14.50

Created by: the team

Description: an organic vegan take on a classic dish, the Kale Caesar at Eternal Abundance is a customer favourite. Kale and lettuce are tossed in the housemade dressing of hemp, sunflower, garlic, dulse, lemon, and sage, topped with almond-based gluten-free raw croutons, and sprinkled with ‘rawmesan’ made from nutritional yeast and sunflower seeds.

Offered: Everyday from 9am

Eternal Abundance

1025 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 707 0088

Web: http://eternalabundance.ca/

Twitter: @EternalAbundanc

Instagram: eternalabundance

 

Saj & Co.

Phoenician Breeze

Phoenician Breeze

Phoenician Breeze

Price: $12

Description:  mix of kale ,onions, and spinach, sprouted beans, shoots, beans, avocado, beets, nuts, seeds, halloumi, cheese, wild rice, quinoa, brown rice, tomato, cucumber, mint, Lebanese olives, hemp hearts and chia and a breeze of Phoenician love.

Created by: Chef Malek Anouti

Offered: Mon-Fri between 12pm and 3pm  & between 6pm and 9pm; and Saturday from 3pm till 8pm

Saj & Co.

813 Davie Street, Vancouver

Web: http://sajandco.ca/

Twitter: @Sajnco

Instagram:

 

Instagram: sajandco

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Zahra Alani

Radio & Television personality. Weather Anchor at CTV News.

Twitter: @ZahraAlani

 

Alyssa Dawson

Lifestyle host and producer. Host at Novus TV, blogger.

Twitter: @AlyssaCDawson

 

James Chung

Founder and Editor @HelloVancity for his own hellovancity.com/

Twitter: @jlchung

Make sure you pick up one of the Salad Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from July 7-31, 2016 http://vancouverfoodster.com/salad-challenge/