Curry Challenge 2016 Winners

The 2nd Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge was a great success featuring unique curry creations at restaurants around Vancouver and Mission. Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from November 3-27, 2016. 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: Sherman Chan, Joyce Lam and Louisa Chan.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

Chutney Villa

Tamil Nadu Village Fish

Tamil Nadu Village Fish

Price: $12

Created by:  Muralee M

Description:  Bass fish cooked with house made Tamil Nadu masala, coconut milk, fried eggplant, tamarind, garlic, and curry leaves, tempered with other Indian aromatic spices.

Offered: Lunch and Dinner daily

Chutney Villa South Indian Cuisine

147 East Broadway, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 872-2228

Web: www.chutneyvilla.com

Twitter: @ChutneyVilla

Muralee M

Muralee M

2nd Place:

Dosa Hut

Attu Chops Iral Curry

Attu Chops Iral Curry

Price: $29,99

Created by: Chef Kalai Selvaraj

Description: Lamb Chops with Prawn Curry served with wild brown rice and dosa.

Offered: All the time.

Dosa Hut

7233 Fraser Street, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 566-3111

Web: https://www.facebook.com/dosahutvancouver/

Twitter: @kalaidosahut

Chef Kalai Selvaraj

3rd Place:

Kaya Malay Bistro

Seafood Bouillabaisse in Assam Curry

Seafood Bouillabaisse in Assam Curry

Price: $15

Description : Mild Assam Curry with the Mixed Seafood

Created by: Chef Scott Kwan

Offered: Daily for Lunch 11:30-3:00pm and dinner 5:00-10:00pm

Kaya Malay Bistro

1063 W. Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-730-9963

Web: http://www.kayamalay.com

Twitter: @kayamalay

 

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:

Chutney Villa

Tamil Nadu Village Fish

Tamil Nadu Village Fish Curry

Price: $12

Created by:  Chef Muralee M

Description:  Bass fish cooked with house made Tamil Nadu masala, coconut milk, fried eggplant, tamarind, garlic, and curry leaves, tempered with other Indian aromatic spices.

Offered: Lunch and Dinner daily

Chutney Villa South Indian Cuisine

147 East Broadway, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 872-2228

Web: www.chutneyvilla.com

Twitter: @ChutneyVilla

Chef Muralee M

2nd Place People’s Choice:

SalaThai Restaurant

Kaeng Hang Lé

Kaeng Hang Lé

Price: $18

Created by: Head Chef Eddy (Arnat Seksantrakul).

Description: Rich and spicy herbed curry with pork belly, red onions, fresh ginger slices and pickled garlic. A finishing touch of tamarind juice to bring out the savouriness of this Northern Thai curry. Served with sticky rice.

Offered: Dinner only, daily.

SalaThai Restaurant

888 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Phone: 604-683-7999

Web: http://www.salathai.ca/

Twitter: @SalaThaiBurrard

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Kaya Malay Bistro

Seafood Bouillabaisse in Assam Curry

Seafood Bouillabaisse in Assam Curry

Price: $15

Description : Mild Assam Curry with the Mixed Seafood

Created by: Chef Scott Kwan

Offered: Daily for Lunch 11:30-3:00pm and dinner 5:00-10:00pm

Kaya Malay Bistro

1063 W. Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-730-9963

Web: http://www.kayamalay.com

Twitter: @kayamalay

Thank you to the chefs and restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured their curry 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 the entries here.

By: Richard Wolak