Vancouver Foodster 3rd Chicken Wings Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their Chicken Wings into this challenge, some entered their house recipe and others created a special Chicken Wings dish just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Chicken Wings creation on their menu from June 8 -29, 2017.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the chicken wings in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best chicken wings creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Social share by tweeting, instagraming or snapchating your photos throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #ChickenWingsChallengeYVR

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

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

Sabai Thai Restaurant

Deep fried Tom Yum Wings

Deep fried Tom Yum Wings

Price: $10

Created by: Chef SamleePanpadungkul, Chef Saeng Pongpradith and Jau Sekhon

Description: “Peek Gai tord Tom yum” All the crunchy, tangy, garlicky dilly goodness of a pickle……but in a wing.

Offered: everyday for lunch and dinner.

Sabai Thai Restaurant

10391 150 Street, Surrey

Tel: (604) 588-9819

Web: http://allianceweb.ca/sabaithai/

Instagram @sabaithaisurrey

 

House Special

Food Court Wings

Food Court Wings

Price: $14

Created by: Chef Patrick Do and Chef Frank Tran

Description: Our wings are inspired by one of our all-time favourite indulgences: food court Chinese food! These Food Court Wings are a combo #2 (Rice plus two items) style cornucopia of delicacies from the Far East wing of the shopping mall. Our General “Do’s” Chicken is sure to transport you to the halcyon days of styrofoam dinners and chopstick splinters; and our Five Spice marinated wings evoke a delicate interplay of nostalgia and fried stuff.

Ingredients: Whole chicken wings, jasmine rice, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, five spice, garlic, hoisin, honey, dried chili

Offered: Dinner only

House Special

1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-2939

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

Twitter: @housespecialvan

Instagram: @housespecial.ca

 

Storm Crown Tavern

Rick’s Elusive Szechuan Sauce Wings

Rick’s Elusive Szechuan Sauce Wings

Price: $15

Created by: Chef Sam Cargnelli

Description: Chicken wings tossed in hoisin Szechuan sauce with ginger and garlic, and topped with our Death Sauce (sriracha/chipotle/cayenne hot sauce),  sour crema, bird’s eye chilis, and green onion. Gluten-free!

Offered: 11AM – 11PM, Monday through Friday. 2PM – 11PM, Saturday and Sunday

Storm Crow Tavern

1305 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 566-9669

Web: http://www.stormcrowtavern.com/

Twitter: @stormcrowtavern

Instagram:  @stormcrowtavern

 

Prestons

Comox Chicken Wings

Comox Chicken Wings

Price: $16

Created by: Chef Justin Paakkunainen

Description: Made with Chef’s 21 ingredient dry rub. Served with house garden herb ranch dip.

Prestons Restaurant (inside Coast Coal Harbour Hotel)

1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.673.2173

Web: http://www.prestonsrestaurant.ca/vancouver/

Twitter: @prestons_van

Instagram:  @prestonsvancouver

 

Maru Korean Bistro

Koritalian Snow Wings

Koritalian Snow Wings 

Price: $12

Created by: Chef Bobby Shin

Description: Chunky garlic battered, parmesan and lime powder dusted chicken wings with spicy XO dipping and assorted Asian pickles

Offered: All the time

Maru Korean Bistro

125 2nd St E, North Vancouver

Tel: 604-566-6292

Web: http://www.marukoreanbistro.com/

Instagram: @marukoreanbistro

 

Ban Chok Dee

Massaman Dragon Wings

Massaman Dragon Wings

Price: $16

Created by: Ban Chok Dee Chef Collaboration

Description: Coconut Smoked Stuffed Wings in Massaman Curry Sauce, served with Oolong infused RiceBerry and Sweet Potato layered with Apple Sauce

Ingredients:

Chicken Wings: Red Chili Paste; Grated Coconut; RiceBerry; Eggs; Lime Leaves; Pistachio Crumbs; Palm Sugar; Salt; Seasoning Sauce

Oolong RiceBerry: RiceBerry; Oolong Tea Leaves; Chinese Cooking Wine; Bacon; Coconut Milk; Macadamia Nuts; Cumin Seeds; Cloves; Bay Leaves

Massaman Sauce: Massaman Paste; Coconut Milk; Pineapple; Onion; Tamarind Juice

Apple Sauce: Green Apple; Sugar; Lime; Lemon Juice

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeethai

And

Ban Chok Dee

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeemr

 

U & I Thai

Red wings with Thai Herbs

Red Wings with Thai Herbs

Price: $8

Created by: Chef Ui Ratsomjit

Description: Chicken wings served with a green papaya salad.

Ingredients: chicken wings, red curry paste, sugars, herbs, green papaya.

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_

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Louisa Chan
Writer and Editor of L for Life as well as Ming Pao
Twitter: @L_FOR_LIFE

Jay Minter

Writer of food and the arts for On The List, Vancouver Presents and other publications.

Twitter: @jminter

 

Webster Licaros

Social Media Influencer

Twitter : 

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Chicken Wings Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from June 8 – 29, 2017 at http://vancouverfoodster.com/chicken-wings-challenge/