Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge

Welcome to the 4th Annual Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their curry creations into this challenge, most have created a special curry creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their curry on their menu from March 7-31, 2019.

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

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

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

Thai New West

Panang Chicken

Panang Chicken

Price: $17

Created by: Chef Vara Intrasuksak

Description: A thick peanutty flavoured coconut curry with pineapple, kaffir, bell peppers and broccoli.

Offered: lunch and dinner

Thai New West

424 E Columbia St, New Westminster

Tel: (604) 544-7997

Web: http://www.thainewwest.com/

Twitter: @thainewwest

Instagram @thainewwest

 

Spicy 6 Fine Indian Cuisine

Pesto-Coco-Prawns

Pesto-Coco-Prawns

Price: $22 (curry only $17)

Created by: Chef Chanchal

Description: pesto marinated grilled prawns skewers infused with Indian aromatics spices  served with butter rice, gluten free bread and chefs salad.

Offered: Dinner only

Spicy 6 Fine Indian Cuisine

1116 Robson St, Vancouver

Tel: 604-336-7999

Web: http://www.spicy6.com/zgrid/themes/11934/intro/index.jsp

Twitter @Spicy6onrobson

Instagram @spicy6eats

 

Unchai Restaurant

Khao Soi

Khao Soi

Price: $12.99

Created by: Chef Narong

Description: The most popular dish in the northern part of Thailand, a unique recipe of Khao Soi, which is a specialty of Unchai restaurant to give a pleasant taste of Thai  and foreigners people. Various ingredients are carefully selected to have quality Khao Soi curry paste and full of flavor like no other but still keep Thai identity.

Offered: All the time

Unchai Restaurant

2351 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 559-6484

Web: https://unchairestaurant.com/

Instagram @unchairestaurant

 

Gulberg Restaurant

Beef Nihari

Beef Nihari

Price: $9.50

Created by:

Description: This dish is a slow cooked spicy beef curry prepare with beef shank.  It was created in the late 18th century during the reign of the Mughal Empire in the Indian subcontinent.  Currently, nihari is ate all periods of the day, however it used to be a dish that people cooked overnight and ate for breakfast.  The word “nihar” originated from the Arabic word, “nahar” which means “morning”.  Nihari is also considered to be a fusion of Indian and Persian cooking and has become a big part of the cuisine of Muslims in the subcontinent, especially in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.  Traditionally, nihari is eaten with tandoori naan or parathas (traditional pan-fried flatbread).  This curry is popular for its unique taste, spice and texture.  Also, nihari is garnished with cilantro, ginger, lemon and green chilies.

Offered: All the time

Gulberg Restaurant

7181 126 Street, Surrey

Tel: (604) 543-2080

Web: http://www.gulbergrestaurant.com/

Instagram @gulbergres

 

Sabai Thai Restaurant

Scallops Rainbow Curry

Scallops Rainbow Curry

Price: $10

Created by Jau Sekhon

Co created Chef Saeng Phongpradith and Chef Samlee Panpadungkul

Description: This Curry is a starter plate to share for 2 persons; it’s has a variety of little spicy sweet tastes of all 3 different ingredients of curries.

Offered: for lunch and dinner from 11-2:30 4:30-9:30 weekdays; and 11:30-3:00 4:30-10:30 weekends

Sabai Thai Restaurant

10391 150 Street, Surrey

Tel: (604) 588-9819

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

Instagram @sabaithaisurrey

 

Tasty Indian Bistro

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

Price: $18

Created by: Chef Satnam Singh

Description: Savoury Tandoori grilled Chicken pieces that have been traditionally marinated in a blend of Indian spices for a bright pop of flavour. Simmered in a rich tomato gravy with ginger, onions, peppers and Indian spices. Topped with cilantro and fresh ginger.

Here’s 3 photos please choose whatever suits best for your media!

Offered: Lunch and Dinner

Tasty Indian Bistro

1261 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 423-3300

Web: http://tastybistro.com/

Twitter: @IndianBistro

Instagram @tastyindian

And

Tasty Indian Bistro

8295 120th Street, Delta

Tel: (604) 507-9393

Web: http://tastybistro.com/

Twitter: @IndianBistro

Instagram @tastyindian

 

Davie Dosa Company

BC Wild Sockeye Salmon Curry

BC Wild Sockeye Salmon Curry

Price: $22

Created by: Chef Emerson Periyasamy

Description: Served with kuchumber salad, flaky bread and cumin rice

Offered: All the time

Davie Dosa Company

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 669-5899

Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/

Twitter @daviedosa

Instagram @daviedosacompany

 

BCD Culinary Academy & Bistro 

Gaeng Singhol Ribs

Gaeng Singhol Ribs

Price: $16

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson and Chef Sadapphin Phothong

Description: Aromatic curry dish originating from Sri Lanka (Singhalese) and brought to Thailand during the Rama 2 Period. Over the years, the strong flavors have been modified to blend in better with Thai cooking techniques. Not commonly made nowadays, our paste was made from scratch and used to marinate the pork ribs before sous-vide cooking to enhance the flavors and tenderness. This curry dish is served with pandan leaf infused jasmine coconut-rice.

Offered: Lunch only.

Bcd Academy

20542 Fraser Hwy #107, Langley

Tel: (778) 242-1344

Web: https://bcdacademy.ca/

Instagram @bcdacademy

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Roanna Young
Instagrammer and blogger
Instagram: @foodiegramca
Jacqueline Chui
Food and Travel Blogger
Twitter @jacquelinechui
Instagram @jacquelinechui
Shelley Hayashi
Influencer/Concierge Les Clefs d’Or Concierge
Twitter: @shelleyhayashi
Instagram: @shelleyhayashi

Make sure you pick up one of the Curry Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your People’s Choice favourites from March 7 – 31, 2019 http://vancouverfoodster.com/curry-challenge/