Vancouver Soup Festival January 10-31

Welcome to the inaugral Vancouver Soup Festival that features a selection of restaurants from around Metro Vancouver and their soup creations!

How does this work? The restaurants will be featuring different soups in each of the 3 weeks in the festival, you are invited to visit the restaurants, order the soups and then VOTE for your People’s Choice favourites below from each week’s offerings. We will have 3 sets of winners with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place each week over the 3 week period.

Share your experiences: Tweet and Instagram share your photos throughout the festival, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #SoupFestYVR please include this hashtag in all your social share mentions.

Voting criteria – some things to help you judge your favourite soup creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different soup creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your People’s Choice favourites

Here are the soup creations for the festival, note which soups are featured during the specific dates: 1st week of the festival which runs from January 10 – 16, 2nd week Janaury 17-23; and 3rd week January 24-31 (*restaurants listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us).

Moltaqa Restaurant

Harrira

Harrira

VOTE 

Featured: Week #1 January 10-16

Price: $5.75

Description: Traditional Chickpea and Lentil soup; made with Tomatoes, garlic, Moroccan spices

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: Chefs Jamal, Merwan (both Moroccan) the recipes were then rewritten and worked on by Ray (Canadian)

Dietary notes: This soup is Vegan and Gluten Free.

Bessara

Bessara

VOTE 

Featured Week #2 January 17-23

Price: $6.25

Description: Traditional Green pea soup with Cumin, made with Split green pea, garlic, Moroccan spices

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: Chefs Jamal, Merwan (both Moroccan) the recipes were then rewritten and worked on by Ray (Canadian)

Dietary notes: This soup is Vegan and Gluten Free.

Loubia

Loubia

VOTE 

Featured Week #3 January 24-31

Price: $6.75

Description: Traditional white bean soup with ginger and cilantro; made with White bean, tomatoes, garlic and Moroccan spices.

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: Chefs Jamal, Merwan (both Moroccan) the recipes were then rewritten and worked on by Ray (Canadian)

Dietary notes: This soup is Vegan and Gluten Free.

Moltaqa Restaurant

51 W Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 696-4055

Web: https://www.moltaqarestaurant.com/

Instagram: @moltaqa.vancouver

 

Rhinofish Noodle Bar

Hun Dun Mian

Hun Dun Mian

VOTE 

Week #1 January 10-16

Price: $13.50

Description: wonton noodle soup

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: Chef David Wu

Shu Cai Mian

Shu Cai Mian

VOTE 

Week #2 January 17-23

Price: $14

Description: vegetable noodle soup

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: Chef David Wu

Niu Rou Mian

Niu Rou Mian

VOTE 

Week #3 January 24 – 31

Price: $14.50

Description: Taiwanese beef noodle soup

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: Chef David Wu

Rhinofish Noodle Bar

550 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 428-3389

Web: https://www.rhinofishnoodlebar.com/

Instagram @rhinofishnoodlebar

 

Las Tortas

Pozole Verde

Pozole Verde

VOTE 

Week #1 January 10-16

Price: $12.50 Large Bowl Meal Size, $6.75 Small Bowl, $2.99 Cup

Description: A vibrant Traditional Mexican Stew/soup made with Hominy Corn (big white meaty corn) Long simmered along braised pork and poblano peppers. Served topped with shredded cabbage, Avocado and Squash blossoms.

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: Chef Moises Toyber

Mexican Lamb Consomme

Mexican Lamb Consomme

VOTE 

Week #2 January 17-23

Price: $12.50 Large Bowl Meal Size, $6.75 Small Bowl, $2.99 Cup

Description: Delicious, Slow-cooked lamb broth, guajillo chile flavoured, with rice and garbanzo beans. Topped with Pico de Gallo.

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: Chef Moises Toyber

Mexican Red Lentil Soup

Mexican Red Lentil Soup

VOTE 

Week #3 January 24 – 31

Price: $12.50 Large Bowl Meal Size, $6.75 Small Bowl, $2.99 Cup

Description: Red Lentil simmered in a vegetable stock with a mix of spies, tomatoes, a hint of lime and fresh Chopped Cilantro.

Offered: Soup will be available all day

Created by: Chef Moises Toyber

Las Tortas

3353 Cambie Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-569-1402

Web:  http://www.lastortas.ca/

Twitter: @LasTortas

Instagram: @lastortascambie

 

Ban Chok Dee

Gaeng Liang Soup with cheese ice cream

Gaeng Liang Soup with cheese ice cream

VOTE 

Week #1 January 10-16

Price: $10

Description: Aromatic Thai herbs and spices give a Smooth and creamy kabocha soup served with House made lesser ginger bread stick puff and cheese ice cream.

Green pea with chicken Ravioli soup

Green pea with chicken Ravioli soup

VOTE 

Week #2 January 17-23

Price: $10

Description: Creamy tangy green pea soup with a touch of green curry served with green curry chicken ravioli sprinkle with coconut carviers.

Tom Yum Hot House soup

Tom Yum Hot House soup

VOTE 

Week #3 January 24 – 31

Price: $10

Description: Traditional Thai Tom Yum flavoured with Hot House tomatoes Soup served with grilled prawns, pickled baby carrots, grilled Chery tomato and sprinkle of siracha carviers and cilantro.

Offered: All the time.

Created by: chef Parinya Loptson and chef Aew Sadapphin

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

 

Liquids + Solids

The Naughty Thai

The Naughty Thai

VOTE 

Week #1 January 10-16

Price: 10oz $3.95 14oz $4.95

Description: A dangerously delicious blend of Thai flavours featuring lemongrass, basil and cilantro swimming in a coconut curry bone broth with chunks of free-run chicken, rice and wild mushrooms.

Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup

Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup

VOTE 

Week #2 January 17-23

Price: 10oz $3.95 14oz $4.95

Description:  Our chicken noodle soup’s main attribute lies in its simplicity and reliance on natural flavours. We start our process with our own lovingly prepared 12-hour chicken bone broth, then add chunky vegetables and free run chicken and season lightly. Nothing complicated, but delicious flavour that just can’t be rushed or faked…just like Grandma’s!

Garden Variety Chili

Garden Variety Chili

VOTE 

Week #3 January 24 – 31

Price: 10oz. $4.95 14oz $5.95

Description:  One of our most popular chilis (but wait, its vegan!). Vegan or not, this sweet and savoury chili with beans, corn, tomato with just a tiny bit of heat is deliciously satisfying for even the most hard-core meat lover!

Created by: the team

Offered: Monday to Saturday 11am – 1 pm

Liquids + Solids

901 East Hastings, Vancouver

Tel: 604-336-SOUP

Web: http://www.liquidsandsolids.ca

Twitter: @souperfantastic

Instagram @liquids_and_solids_yvr

And

Liquids + Solids

1550 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-0544

Web: http://www.liquidsandsolids.ca

Twitter: @souperfantastic

Instagram @liquids_and_solids_yvr