Vancouver Chicken Wings Challenge 2017 Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Chicken Wings Challenge was another success featuring chicken wings creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their chicken wings creation from June 4 – June 29, 2017. 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: Jay Minter, Louisa Chan and Webster Licaros.

Each media judge will have scored the creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points). The total number of points a chicken wings creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are: 

1st Place:

{106 points}

Sabai Thai Restaurant

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

2nd Place:

{103 points}

Storm Crow Tavern

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

Chef Sam Cargnelli

3rd Place:

{100 points}

Maru Korean Bistro

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

Chef Bobby Shin

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Chicken Wings creations were the ones who had the opportunity to cast their vote throughout the challenge.

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Sabai Thai Restaurant

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

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Storm Crow Tavern

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

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Ban Chok Dee

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

 

Thank you to all the chefs, restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured their chicken wings on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Chicken Wings creations! See all the Chicken Wings creations here.

By: Richard Wolak