Vancouver Bowl Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Bowl Challenge. I have invited restaurants from all over the city to enter their best Bowl creation which is either rice or grain based into this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their Bowl creation on their menu from October 2-27, 2019.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the Bowl creations 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 #BowlChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

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

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

Maizal

Paella Yucatán

Paella Yucatán

Price: $18

Created by: Rodrigo Vela

Description: I inspired in the traditional seafood paella but with a Mexican twist, using ingredients from the Yucatan peninsula and Mexican cuisine, like achiote, roasted poblano peppers, Mexican chorizo, habanero, bitter limes, & corn tortillas.

Offered: All the time

Maizal

2815 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 709-0813

Web: https://www.maizalrestaurant.ca/

Twitter: @maizalyvr

Instagram: @maizal_rmf

 

Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian

Kabocha Curried Fried Rice

Kabocha Curried Fried Rice

Price $15

Created by: Chef Yen Do

Description: Vegan coconut curry fried rice, battered oyster mushroom, lotus root chips, snow peas, jalapenos and fresh herbs served on a kabocha bowl.

Offered: All the time

Do Chay Saigon Vegetarian

1392 Kingsway, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 225-8349

Web: https://www.facebook.com/eatdochay/

Instagram @eatdochay

 

Food by Fanta

Khoa Yum by Fanta

Khoa Yum by Fanta

Price: $19

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson

Description: Southern Thai Style Khao Yum in a new look with traditional flavour of all herbs, fruit, vegetables and garlic prawns butterfly-pea flower pecan jasmine rice with BBQ glazed steak with mango, pineapple, pomelo, carrot, edamame, cucumber, egg thread, red cabbage, roasted coconut and sprinkle with lime leaves, lemongrass, fried shallots, yams and avocado. Served with Thai Chilli sauces.

Offered: Wednesday to Sunday 11am-3 pm

Food by Fanta at BCD Academy

20542 Fraser Hwy #107, Langley

Tel: (604) 427-0166

Web: https://www.facebook.com/FoodbyFanta/

Instagram @foodbyfanta

 

Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen

Holy Mole

Holy Mole

Price: $

Created by: Chef Jesse Garcia

Description: Chef describes it as ” a vegan dish. Mexican rice with sliced portobello mushrooms, fried plantain slices, homemade mole sauce, cashew cream and a mix of seeds.”

Offered: All the time

Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen

19151 Fraser Highway, Surrey

Tel: 778-547-8835

Web:www.hugosmexicanfood.com

Twitter: @hugosmexkitchen

Instagram @hugosmexicankitchen

And

Hugo’s Mexican Kitchen

7101 Vedder Rd, Chilliwack

Instagram @hugosmexicankitchen

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Jacqueline Chui

Food and Travel Blogger

Twitter @jacquelinechui

Instagram @jacquelinechui

 

Karl Kliparchuk

Wine, Food & Travel Writer for MyWinePal

Twitter: @MyWinePal

Instagram @mywinepal

 

Joyce Lam

Food Blogger for her own Vanfoodies

Twitter: @vanfoodies

Instagram: @vanfoodies

Make sure you pick up one of the Bowl Challenge postcards available at each of the participating restaurants and keep a record of your favourites. Remember to Vote for your favourites from October 2-27, 2019 http://vancouverfoodster.com/bowl-challenge/