Sushi Roll Challenge Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Sushi Roll Challenge was a success featuring sushi roll creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their poke creation from September 18 – October 7, 2018 . 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: Deanna Woo, Jay Minter and Shelley Hayashi

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 poke creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are: 

1st Place:

{108 points}

Uma Sushi

Dark Magic Roll

Price: $12

Created by: Chef Ping

Description: Red tuna marinated for over 24 hours, avocado, chives on the inside.  Topped with red tuna zuke, pineapple salsa, shaved egg yolk and micro greens.

Ingredients: red tuna, avocado, chives, zuke, pineapple salsa, egg yolk and micro greens.

Offered: all the time

Uma Sushi

450 W 8th Ave, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-8588

Web: n/a

Instagram @umasushi_bar

Chef Ping

2nd Place:

{93 points}

Riz Sushi Bar & Catering

Sans Riz

Price: $10

Created by: Keith Tsang

Description:

Ingredients: Cucumber, Spicy Ahi, Crab Salad, Mango, Sockeye, Wakame, Masago

Offered: All the time

Riz Sushi & Poke Bar

2887 E. Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 215-9799

Web: https://www.rizsushi.com/

Instagram @RizSushi

 

3rd Place (tie):

{89 points}

Daddy’s Kitchen

Poke California Roll

Price: $12.95

Created By: Chef Eddie Ly & Brian LY

Description: Our signature item California Roll surrounds some Fresh Ocean Wise Ahi Tuna & Sockeye Salmon, Dice Avocado, Edamame, Red Onion and Orange Mandarin.  All mixed in Orange Miso Sauce.

Ingredients: Fresh Ocean Wise Ahi Tuna & Sockeye Salmon.  Premium Ocean Delight Imitation Crab, Avocado and other Veggie + Fruit.  Our in house Orange Miso Sauce

Offered: 11:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday to Sat

Daddy’s Kitchen

2586 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

Website: www.daddyskitchen.ca

Instagram: @daddyskitchenpoke

Chef Eddie Ly & Brian LY

3rd Place (tie):

{89 points}

Kitstaya Sushi

Aburi Prawn Salmon Roll

Price: $12.95

Created by:

Description: Flamed seared roll with Prawn, Salmon, Avocado and Cucumber

Offered: All the time

Kitstaya Sushi

3105 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 737-0181

Web: http://www.kitstayasushi.com/index1.html

Instagram @kitstayasushi

 

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

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Daddy’s Kitchen

Poke California Roll

Price: $12.95

Created By: Chef Eddie Ly & Brian LY

Description: Our signature item California Roll surrounds some Fresh Ocean Wise Ahi Tuna & Sockeye Salmon, Dice Avocado, Edamame, Red Onion and Orange Mandarin.  All mixed in Orange Miso Sauce.

Ingredients: Fresh Ocean Wise Ahi Tuna & Sockeye Salmon.  Premium Ocean Delight Imitation Crab, Avocado and other Veggie + Fruit.  Our in house Orange Miso Sauce

Offered: 11:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday to Sat

Daddy’s Kitchen

2586 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

Website: www.daddyskitchen.ca

Instagram: @daddyskitchenpoke

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Uma Sushi

Dark Magic Roll

Price: $12

Created by: Chef Ping

Description: Red tuna marinated for over 24 hours, avocado, chives on the inside.  Topped with red tuna zuke, pineapple salsa, shaved egg yolk and micro greens.

Ingredients: red tuna, avocado, chives, zuke, pineapple salsa, egg yolk and micro greens.

Offered: all the time

Uma Sushi

450 W 8th Ave, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-8588

Web: n/a

Instagram @umasushi_bar

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Riz Sushi Bar & Catering

Sans Riz

Price: $10

Created by: Keith Tsang

Description:

Ingredients: Cucumber, Spicy Ahi, Crab Salad, Mango, Sockeye, Wakame, Masago

Offered: All the time

Riz Sushi & Poke Bar

2887 E. Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 215-9799

Web: https://www.rizsushi.com/

Instagram @RizSushi

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

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

By: Richard Wolak