Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge

Welcome to the 2nd Annual 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 20 – August 13, 2017.

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 11 Salad dishes in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Elements Diner

Soft Shell Crab Waldof Salad

Soft Shell Crab Waldof Salad

Price: $12

Created by Chef Joseph Man and Mary Lo

Description: Crispy green apple waldof salad tossed with our house-made fermented bean curd vinaigrette, topped with golden fried soft shell crab and sprinkled with semi-dried ginger candy.

Ingredients:  Green apple, fermented bean curd, olive oil, garlic, lime, soft-shell crab, mix leaves, ginger

Offered: All day, every day.

Elements Diner

910 Beatty Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 558-1899

Web: Web: http://www.elementsdiner.ca/

Twitter: @elementsdiner ‏

Instagram: @elementsdinervan

 

Mosaic Grille

Ahi Tuna Poke Ball

Ahi Tuna Poke Ball

Price: $18

Created by: Chefs Jo Ong, Jeff Szombaty

Description: avocado, pickled bulb ramps, ikura, ogo, fermented cabbage, finger lime, togarashi rice crisp

Offered: Dinner only

Mosaic Grille

655 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel:   604-639-4768

Web:  https://vancouver.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Twitter:    @HyattVancouver

Instagram: @HyattVancouver

 

Sabai Thai Restaurant

Sizzling Salmon

Sizzling Salmon

Price: $12

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

Description:

Ingredients: Fresh Salmon, Oil, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, roasted rice, Pennywort, red onion, fresh greens, Dill, Lao Cilantro, Green onion

Offered: everyday for lunch and dinner.

Sabai Thai Restaurant

10391 150 Street, Surrey

Tel: (604) 588-9819

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

Instagram @sabaithaisurrey

 

Bistro Pastis

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Price: $16

Created by: Executive Chef Ken Konkle

Description: heirloom tomato salad with crab beignet and house made coppa ham. Sherry vinaigrette, basil, watercress, and creme fraiche will round out the dish.

Offered: everyday for lunch and dinner.

Bistro Pastis

2153 West 4th Ave, Vancouver

Tel: 604-731-5020

Web: http://www.bistropastis.com/

Instagram: @bistropastisvancouver

 

Pacific Poke

Ahi Tuna and Pomegranate Salad

Ahi Tuna and Pomegranate Salad 

Price: $14.00

Created by: Chef Ryan Mah

Description: with spicy Gomae dressing.

Ingredients: Premium ahi tuna, Shredded kale, shredded cabbage, fresh pomegranate, pickled shallot, red beet, spicy gomae dressing, crispy onions, yuzu and lime

Offered: all the time

Pacific Poke

625 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 559-5304

Web: https://www.thepacificpoke.com/

Twitter @pacificpokemain

Instagram: @PACIFICPOKEOFFICIAL

 

West Village Café

Local Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Local Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Price: $9.99 (optional: add chicken or wild sockeye salmon for additional $3.99)

Created by: Chefs Tim Cuff and Jas Bhangoo

Description: shaved and roasted gold beets, sliced radish, tender greens topped with crumbled goat cheese. It’s the guests choice of dressing but we recommend our signature balsamic & olive oil. Guests may also add wild BC salmon or roasted local chicken from Rossdown Farms.

Offered: daily after 11am

West Village Cafe

#160 – 5620 152nd Street, Surrey

Tel: (604) 372-2083

Web: https://www.facebook.com/West-Village-Cafe-618382875024012/

Twitter: n/a

Instagram: @west_village_cafe_

 

The Holy Crab

The Shellfish Potato Salad

The Shellfish Potato Salad

Price: $13

Created by: Chef Henri William

Description:  Seafood and Potato salad with cajun spiced honey dijon mustard dressing on the bed of summer greens.

Offered: Lunch only daily.

The Holy Crab

1588 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 661-8533

Web: http://www.theholycrab.ca/

Twitter: @theholycrabca

Instagram: @theholycrabca

 

Argo Café

Sesame Seed Crusted Albacore Tuna Salad

Sesame Seed Crusted Albacore Tuna Salad

Price: $14.95

Created by: Chef Denis Larouche

Description: with Gathered greens, goodies, oriental dressing!

Offered: at lunch 11am-4pm Monday to Friday.

Argo Café

1836 Ontario Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 876-3620

Web: http://www.argocafe.ca/

Twitter: @argocafe

Instagram: @argocafe

 

Hearthstone Brewery Tap & Forno

Summer Squash, Salad

Summer Squash Salad

Price: $14

Created by: Chef Shane

Description: Summer Squash, pickled Mustard seeds, pickled black Okanagan plums & greens, topped with Two Rivers Coppa, Ricotta cheese & Pumpkin seed vinaigrette and chilli flakes.

Ingredients: Two Rivers coppa, summer squash, pickled black Okanagan plums, ricotta cheese , pumpkin seed vinaigrette , crushed dried chilis , pickled mustard seeds , greens, salt, pepper

Offered: All the time we are open 11 AM-10 PM Sunday to Wednesday, 11AM-11PM Thursday- Saturday

Hearthstone Brewery Tap & Forno

1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver

Tel: (604) 984-1842

Web: http://www.hearthstonebrewery.ca/

Twitter: @hearthstonebeer

Instagram: @hearthstonebeer

 

The Poke Guy

Loco Lomi Poke Salad

Loco Lomi Poke Salad

Price: $13.75

Created by: Chefs Reno and Jak

Description: Smoked Sockeye lomi lomi, and albacore poke on a bed of roasted sesame dressed organic greens. Served with a house yuzu slaw, avocado, kani, sweet mango, topped with peashoots, masago, crispy onions and furikake.

Ingredients: Ocean wise smoked salmon, Oceanwise Albacore tuna, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, Hawaiian alaea salts, roasted sesame, yuzu slaw, avocado, polluck, peashoots, masago, mango, crispy onions, dried seaweed, sesame seeds.

Offered: all the time, while quantities last for the day.

The Poke Guy

420 Richards Street, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 379-8455

Web: http://thepokeguy.ca/

Twitter: n/a

Instagram: @thepokeguyyvr

 

Pasture to Plate

Strawberry Steak Salad

Strawberry Steak Salad

Price: $17

Created by: Chef Luke Dufour

Description: Charbroiled marinated steak on fresh greens, and spinach, cucumber, tomato, onions. carrots, purple cabbage, drizzled by, strawberry vinaigrette topped with goat cheese with a pinch of sunflower seeds.

Offered: Served from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm everyday (Lunch and Dinner)

Pasture to Plate

1061 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 689-0202

Web: http://www.pasturetoplate.ca/

Twitter: @PasturetoPlate

Instagram: @pasturetoplate

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Alyssa Dawson

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

Twitter: @AlyssaCDawson

Instagram: @alyssacdawson

 

Steph Wan

Blogger and Instagramer for her own Steph Wants

Twitter: @stephwants

Instagram @candycomplex

 

Josh Rimer

Producer/Host @OUTtv and You Tube

Twitter: @JoshRimer

Instagram: @JoshRimer

 

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 20 – August 13, 2017 http://vancouverfoodster.com/salad-challenge/