Fried Chicken Challenge Winners 2019

The Vancouver Foodster Fried Chicken Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their cake creation from November 6 –30, 2019. 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: Maggi Mei, Yuki No and Brenda Yim

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 cake creation could earn is 120 points.

The Winners are:

1st Place:

{105 points}

J&G Fried Chicken

3 Mixed Pieces Combo

Price: $14.75

Created by: our team

The dish: We are serving 3 pieces of drumsticks and thighs, with fresh hand-cut yam fries as a side and deep fried mini buns.

Description: Our 3 mixed pieces fried chicken is made of fresh, never frozen drumsticks and thighs, all sourced locally. The chicken is marinated with Five Spice, sesame oil, garlic and soy sauce to create the “traditional” flavour of the Taiwanese fried chicken. Dipped in our special formulated wet batter to give a thin and crispy coating; every piece of the fried chicken is made-to-order so the customers can enjoy piping hot, juicy and crispy fried chicken! In terms of the seasoning, customers have the options of regular or different spicy levels to give a nice kick!

To pair the fried chicken, we have the fresh hand-cut yam fries as a side, instead of dipping sauce, we sprinkle our own plum powder on top of the yam fries to give a salty and sweet flavour! To finish off, we have included deep fried mini buns that can be dipped in the condensed milk as a dessert!

With this dish, we are hoping to let customers experience the authentic Taiwanese style fried chicken! “

Offered: all the time

J&G Fried Chicken

1706 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 423-2870

Web: https://www.jgfcwest.ca/

Instagram @jandgfriedchicken

And

J&G Fried Chicken

#2121 – 4500 Kingsway, Burnaby

Tel: (604) 559-9380

Web: https://www.jgfcwest.ca/

Instagram @jandgfriedchicken

2nd Place:

{92 points}

Win Win Chick-N

Win Win Chick-N delicious Fried Chicken

Price: $7.99 + tax or $5.00 + tax if customer choose drumsticks only and they still get the choice of the 2 sides

Created by: our team

The dish: We are serving 2 pieces. Leg and thigh with a choice: one side of our Filipino sweet style macaroni pasta or one small side of rice and homemade gravy

Description: Our chicken’s our locally sourced, always fresh never frozen, we hand breaded our chickens with our in house breading mix (no dairy product), we always recommend to our customers to place their orders in advance as we cook fresh batches of our delicious fried chickens each time. Our home-made Filipino style macaroni pasta are loaded with lean ground pork slices of hotdogs some of our customers say it’s already a complete meal! A must try is our homemade gravy as we use our in-house spices and make our own broth to bring out a quality gravy from scratch.

Offered: all the time

Win Win Chick-N

12160 First Ave, Richmond

Tel: 778 297 5818

Web: https://www.winwinchick-n.com/

Instagram @winwinchickn2018

 

3rd Place:

{83 points}

HiFive Chicken 24 Hour

Hi Five Meal Deal

Price: $10.45

Created by: our team

The Dish: Choose 2 pcs of fried chicken with side of seasoned Potato wedges and hand made coleslaw.

Description: The special chicken freshly made by proficient Chefs, has a unique coating of crispy flacks and feel of a seasoned batter which made it more special.

Offered: all the time

HiFive Chicken 24 Hour

203 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 327-4898

Web: https://www.hifive24.com/

Instagram @HiFiveChicken24

And

HiFive Chicken 24 Hour

8669 Tenth Avenue, Burnaby

Tel: TEL: 604-540-9255

Web: https://www.hifive24.com/

Instagram @HiFiveChicken24

 

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

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Win Win Chick-N

Win Win Chick-N delicious Fried Chicken

Price: $7.99 + tax or $5.00 + tax if customer choose drumsticks only and they still get the choice of the 2 sides

Created by: our team

The dish: We are serving 2 pieces. Leg and thigh with a choice: one side of our Filipino sweet style macaroni pasta or one small side of rice and homemade gravy

Description: Our chicken’s our locally sourced, always fresh never frozen, we hand breaded our chickens with our in house breading mix (no dairy product), we always recommend to our customers to place their orders in advance as we cook fresh batches of our delicious fried chickens each time. Our home-made Filipino style macaroni pasta are loaded with lean ground pork slices of hotdogs some of our customers say it’s already a complete meal! A must try is our homemade gravy as we use our in-house spices and make our own broth to bring out a quality gravy from scratch.

Offered: all the time

Win Win Chick-N

12160 First Ave, Richmond

Tel: 778 297 5818

Web: https://www.winwinchick-n.com/

Instagram @winwinchickn2018

 

2nd Place People’s Choice:

J&G Fried Chicken

3 Mixed Pieces Combo

3 Mixed Pieces Combo

Price: $14.75

Created by: our team

The dish: We are serving 3 pieces of drumsticks and thighs, with fresh hand-cut yam fries as a side and deep fried mini buns.

Description: Our 3 mixed pieces fried chicken is made of fresh, never frozen drumsticks and thighs, all sourced locally. The chicken is marinated with Five Spice, sesame oil, garlic and soy sauce to create the “traditional” flavour of the Taiwanese fried chicken. Dipped in our special formulated wet batter to give a thin and crispy coating; every piece of the fried chicken is made-to-order so the customers can enjoy piping hot, juicy and crispy fried chicken! In terms of the seasoning, customers have the options of regular or different spicy levels to give a nice kick!

To pair the fried chicken, we have the fresh hand-cut yam fries as a side, instead of dipping sauce, we sprinkle our own plum powder on top of the yam fries to give a salty and sweet flavour! To finish off, we have included deep fried mini buns that can be dipped in the condensed milk as a dessert!

With this dish, we are hoping to let customers experience the authentic Taiwanese style fried chicken! “

Offered: all the time

J&G Fried Chicken

1706 Robson Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 423-2870

Web: https://www.jgfcwest.ca/

Instagram @jandgfriedchicken

And

J&G Fried Chicken

#2121 – 4500 Kingsway, Burnaby

Tel: (604) 559-9380

Web: https://www.jgfcwest.ca/

Instagram @jandgfriedchicken

 

3rd Place People’s Choice:

HiFive Chicken 24 Hour

Hi Five Meal Deal

Price: $10.45

Created by: our team

The Dish: Choose 2 pcs of fried chicken with side of seasoned Potato wedges and hand made coleslaw.

Description: The special chicken freshly made by proficient Chefs, has a unique coating of crispy flacks and feel of a seasoned batter which made it more special.

Offered: all the time

HiFive Chicken 24 Hour

203 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 327-4898

Web: https://www.hifive24.com/

Instagram @HiFiveChicken24

And

HiFive Chicken 24 Hour

8669 Tenth Avenue, Burnaby

Tel: TEL: 604-540-9255

Web: https://www.hifive24.com/

Instagram @HiFiveChicken24

Thank you to the chefs and establishments that accepted my invitation and featured their fried chicken on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning places to try their fried chicken creations! See the entries here.

By: Richard Wolak