Vancouver Nachos Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Nachos Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Nachos creations into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Nachos creations on their menu from November 8 – December 2, 2018.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the nachos creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best  nachos 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 #NachosChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

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

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

Andina Brewing Co.

Platachos

Platachos

Price: $12

Created by: Andrés Amaya

Description: very unique nachos made with plantain chips instead of tortilla chips. We add the regular toppings (diced tomatoes, jalapeños, black olives, spring onions), with the addition of crumbled toasted bacon if desired. We do not use a pico de gallo salsa but rather we use a HOGAO sauce (authentic Colombian recipe) made with fresh tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, cilantro, green onions and other ingredients – served warm. In addition, and if desired, we offer a Cilantro Aioli sauce.(so decadent you can´t stop dipping).

Offered: all the time

Andina Brewing Company Inc.

1507 Powell Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-253-2400

Web:https://andinabrewing.ca/

Twitter:@AndinaBrewingCo

Instagram: @andinabrewingco

 

La Cantina Tacos

Tropical Nachos

Tropical Nachos

Price: $16

Created by: David Martinez, Rebeca Laso, Nicolas Perez, Nuria Gonzalez

Description : Our nachos with a melted mix of 3 different cheese, mozzarella, cheddar and monterrey with a bacon jam, mango pico de gallo, sour cream, salsa avocado and spicy pineapple sauce.

Offered: all the time

La Cantina Tacos

722 Nelson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 620-8981

Web: http://tacoslacantina.ca/

Twitter @LaCantinaTacos

Instagram @lacantinatacos

 

Ban Chok Dee

Béchamel Taro Nachos

Béchamel Taro Nachos

Price: $12

Created by: Chef Parinya

Description: Inspired by the traditional Thai Mee Krob snack with a western twist. This special Nacho dish features Avocado Béchamel sauce over a Prawn Tamarind Mee Krob topping on crisp Taro chips.

Offered: All the time.

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram @banchokdeethai

And

Ban Chok Dee

20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

Tel: (604) 459-8000

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

Instagram: @banchokdeemr

 

Hugo’s Tacos & Churros

(photo and details to come)

Price:

Created by: Dan Garcia

Description:

Offered: All the time

Hugo’s Tacos & Churros

7899 Templeton Station Rd, Richmond

Web: http://hugoschurros.com/

Twitter: @Hugoschurros

Instagram: @hugoschurros

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Nachos Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at

Nachos Challenge

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

 

Andrew Chan

Blogger and Photographer

Twitter: @eatwithmao

Instagram @eatwithmao

 

Zahra Alani

Co-host of CKNW.com Food Glorious Food

Twitter: @ZahraAlani

Instagram @zahra.alani

 

Jess Chan 

Vlogger for domoiscraving.com

Instagram @DomoisCraving