Vancouver Foodster Spaghetti Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Spaghetti Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Spaghetti creations into this challenge, most have created a special creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their spaghetti creations on their menu from October 5-30, 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 spaghetti creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best spaghetti 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 #SpaghettiChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite spaghetti 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 and taste the different spaghetti creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the 6 Spaghetti creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Al Porto Ristorante

Spaghetti allo Scoglio

Spaghetti allo Scoglio

Spaghetti allo Scoglio

Description: Sicilian-style seafood spaghetti lightly spiced and gently turned.

Price: $22.95

Created by Chef Nimie Moorthi

Offered: Dinner nightly.

Al Porto Ristorante

321 Water Street, Vancouver

Tel:604-683-8376

Web: http://www.alporto.ca/

Twitter: @AlPortoItaliano

Instagram: @alportoristorante

 

Kuma Izakaya

Seafood Tomato Cream Spaghetti

Seafood Tomato Cream Spaghetti

Seafood Tomato Cream Spaghetti

Price: $13.50

Created by: Chef Hyun Woo Kim

Description: Creamy tomato spaghetti served with garlic-sauteed mussels, squid, baby scallops, and shrimps. Finished with chili powder, parmesan cheese, and  garlic chips.

served in hot stone pot.

Offered: Lunch and Dinner daily.

Kuma Izakaya

1233 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-1177

Web: http://www.izakayakuma.com/

Twitter: n/a

Instagram: @kuma_chef_kim

 

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

Price: $19

Description: San Marzano pomodoro, Guanciale (pork jowl), pecorino Romano, freshly cracked pepper

Created by:  Carmine Paradiso

Offered:  available lunch and dinner –  11:30 – 3:00    5:00 to closing

Novo Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:   (604) 736-2220

Web:  http://www.novopizzeria.com/

Twitter:   @NOVOPizzeria

Instagram: @novopizzeriayvr

 

Ban Chok Dee

Spaghetthai Woon Sen

Spaghetthai Woon Sen

Spaghetthai Woon Sen

Price: $15

Created by: Chefs Ladda Kayankarn, Thares Chanto and Parinya Loptson

Description:  A Combination of Thai Flavors including Aromatic Citrus, Creamy Coconut Milk, Crushed Roasted Peanuts and Mung Bean Paste to create a delectable Nam-Prik Sauce with Prawns and Scallops on top of light Woon Sen noodles to become…  Spaghetthai!  🙂

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeethai

And

Ban Chok Dee

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeemr

 

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar

Spaghetti Rucola

Spaghetti Rucola

Spaghetti Rucola 

Price: $18

Created by: Chef Haymo Elzenbaumer

Description:  Spaghetti with cherry tomatoes, goat cheese and arugula

Offered: All the time

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar

1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Tel: (604) 921-2583

Web: https://aperokitchen.wordpress.com

Twitter @apero_kitchen

Instagram: @aperokitchen

 

U & I Thai

Spaghetti Tum Yum Seafood

Spaghetti Tum Yum Seafood

 

Spaghetti Tum Yum Seafood

Price: $13

Description: Spaghetti with seafood including Prawns, squids, mussels, along with lemongrass, Kaffir leaves, and lime.

Created by: Chef Ui Ratsomjit

Offered: All the time

U & I Thai

3364 Cambie St, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 875-6999

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @UIThai2

and

U & I Thai

33261 1 Ave, Mission

Web: http://uandithai.com/

Twitter: @UIThai2

Instagram: @u_and_i_thai_

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Spaghetti 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/spaghetti-challenge/

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Corey Basso

Executive Producer of Whitecaps FC Broadcasts | Announcer | Reporter

Bell Media | 94.5 Virgin Radio | 103.5 QMFM | TSN 1040 | TSN 1410

Twitter: @CDBasso

 

Stephanie Yuen

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

Twitter: @stephyuenyuen

 

Ed Lau

Writer and Photographer for Eds Eats and Vancity Buzz.

Twitter: @edlau