Vancouver Foodster Curry Challenge

Welcome to the 5th 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 5-29, 2020. (due to covid19 the challenge has been extended to April 12).

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.

Spicy 6 Fine Indian Cuisine

Chicken Day and Night

Chicken Day and Night

Price: $22

Created by: Chef Mani Singarayar

Description: Stuffed Egg coated with Yellow Tandoori Chicken Tikka and marinated with Indian aromatic spices. This is served with Basmati Rice Pulao and Hariyali Pesto curry sauces and Naan Bread.

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 @Spicy6onrobson

 

Davie Dosa Company

Curry Leaves Fish Curry

Curry Leaves Fish Curry

Price: $19

Created by: the team

Description: Fish simmered in house-made special masala with curry leaves, shallots, garlic and tamarind juice; served with rice pancake and steamed rice.

Offered: Dinner only 6-10pm daily.

Davie Dosa Company

1235 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 669-5899

Web: http://daviedosacompany.com/

Twitter @daviedosa

Instagram @daviedosacompany

 

Mumbai Local

Zinga Tawa Masala

Zinga Tawa Masala

Price: $21

Created by: Chef Shreyash Kulkarni

Description: Prawns prepared with dry coconut, onion and spicy house blend on a flat pan. Served with Bhakri – traditional rice flower flatbread and glass of refreshing coconut and kokum kadi (kokum is a exotic citrus fruit, we extract its juice and add it in coconut milk). Inspiration -This dish is Inspired from the Koli (fishermen) community residing in Mumbai. This is their staple food. The spices from curry gets perfectly balanced after dipping the  plain rice flour bhakri into it. The kokum and coconut drink will act as refreshment.

Offered: Dinner only, after 5pm daily.

Mumbai Local

1148 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 423-3281

Web: https://mumbailocal.ca/

Twitter @MumbaiLocal_ca

Instagram @mumbailocal.yvr

 

Curry Lounge

Mughlai Chicken Sensation

Mughlai Chicken Sensation

Price: $18 (serves 2)

Created by: Chef Jatin Sharma

Description: Chicken breast stuffed with mince lamb and dry fruits like cashew ,almond , raisin cooked in tandoor clay Oven and sauce made With rich creamy sauce made with brown fried onion and cashew paste.

Offered: all the time

Curry Lounge

16030 24 Ave #130, Surrey

Tel: (604) 538-7333

Web: https://currylounge.ca/

Instagram @curryloungesouthsurrey

 

Ban Chok Dee

Khao Piak Taro Scallops Curry

Khao Piak Taro Scallops Curry

Price: $18

Created by: Chef Parinya Loptson and Sadapphin Phothong

Description:  Incorporating homemade Laos/Vietnamese noodles with a hint of Thai style noodles.

Served with a real traditional Thai prawn curry sauce and grilled scallops. A side with aromatic deep fried herbs and fresh vegetables.

Offered: Lunch and Dinner daily

Ban Chok Dee Thai

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Instagram @banchokdeethai

 

Indian Delicacy

Chicken Rara

Chicken Rara

Price: $19

Created by: the team

Description: minced chicken simmered with finely chopped onions, ginger, garlic paste, chicken breast, and chicken seasoning and spices. Topped with soft boiled egg and garnished with fresh green bell pepper and red onion slices, and served with a side of garlic naan.

Offered: dinner only

Indian Delicacy

1130 West Pender Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 569-2122

Web: https://www.indiandelicacy.ca/

Instagram @indiandelicacyrestaurant

 

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Diana Chan

Writer and Editor of Foodology

Twitter: @foodologyca

Instagram: @foodologyca

 

Louisa Chan

Writer and Editor of L for Life as well as Ming Pao

Twitter: @L_FOR_LIFE

Instagram @lforlife_vancouver

 

Yuki No

Blogger for Pekopekolife

Twitter: @Pekopekolife

Instagram: @pekopekolife

 

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 5-29, 2020.