Vancouver Salad Challenge Winners

The  Vancouver Foodster Salad Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around Vancouver. Each spot featured their creation from August 6-30, 2020. 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.

The Winners are: 

1st Place (tie):

{108 points}

Food by Fanta

Laab Pla Salad

Price: $15

Created by: Chef Parinya (Fanta) Loptson & Chef Sadapphin (Aew) Phothong.

Description: A favourite summer dish from Northeast Thailand, this salad combines seasonal garden vegetables, herbs, green apple, champagne grapes and tomato with a touch of black garlic cream cheese and a Laab vinaigrette dressing with roasted rice and chilli flakes. Traditionally served with minced fish, we have incorporated a seasoned tilapia fillet complimented by crispy shiso and taro.

Offered: Lunch and Dinner.

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Instagram @foodbyfanta

Tel: (604) 427-0166

Web:

Instagram @foodbyfanta

1st Place (tie):

{108 points}

Orto Artisan Pasta

A Summer at Orto

Price: $18

Created by: the team

Description: Prawns, cold ratatouille and tomato salad, olive oil, lemon juice, harissa dressing.

Offered: Tuesday – Saturday for Lunch and Dinner.

Orto Artisan Pasta

1600 Mackay Rd, North Vancouver

Phone: (604) 929-0203

Web: http://ortoartisanpasta.com/

Instagram @ortoartisanpasta

2nd Place:

{95 points}

Chi Vegan

Chick’n Blossom Salad

Created by: Chef Chi Le

Price: $14

Description: Chick’n Blossom Salad (vegan) – King oyster mushroom, hand shredded banana blossom, rau ram, cabbage, mint, perilla, pickled red onion, crispy shallot, roasted peanuts, vinaigrette, crispy rice paper. Gluten-free, soy-free, plant-based, and possible to make nut-free.

Offered: All the time and available for takeout, delivery and dine in.

Chi Vegan

1935 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 336-3010

Web: https://chirestaurantbar.com/

Instagram @chirestaurantbar

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

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

Food by Fanta

Laab Pla Salad

Price: $15

Created by: Chef Parinya (Fanta) Loptson & Chef Sadapphin (Aew) Phothong.

Description: A favourite summer dish from Northeast Thailand, this salad combines seasonal garden vegetables, herbs, green apple, champagne grapes and tomato with a touch of black garlic cream cheese and a Laab vinaigrette dressing with roasted rice and chilli flakes. Traditionally served with minced fish, we have incorporated a seasoned tilapia fillet complimented by crispy shiso and taro.

Offered: Lunch and Dinner.

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Instagram @foodbyfanta

Tel: (604) 427-0166

Web:

Instagram @foodbyfanta

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Orto Artisan Pasta

A Summer at Orto

Price: $18

Created by: the team

Description: Prawns, cold ratatouille and tomato salad, olive oil, lemon juice, harissa dressing.

Offered: Tuesday – Saturday for Lunch and Dinner.

Orto Artisan Pasta

1600 Mackay Rd, North Vancouver

Phone: (604) 929-0203

Web: http://ortoartisanpasta.com/

Instagram @ortoartisanpasta

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Chi Vegan

Chick’n Blossom Salad

Created by: Chef Chi Le

Price: $14

Description: Chick’n Blossom Salad (vegan) – King oyster mushroom, hand shredded banana blossom, rau ram, cabbage, mint, perilla, pickled red onion, crispy shallot, roasted peanuts, vinaigrette, crispy rice paper. Gluten-free, soy-free, plant-based, and possible to make nut-free.

Offered: All the time and available for takeout, delivery and dine in.

Chi Vegan

1935 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 336-3010

Web: https://chirestaurantbar.com/

Instagram @chirestaurantbar

Each media judge scored each creation with a maximum of 40 points as follows: Overall Taste 20 points, Originality and Uniqueness 10 points, Presentation and Appearance 10 points. The highest number of points a challenge creation could have been awarded is 120 points.

Our Media judges for this challenge were: David Grange, Rose Lin and Shelley Hayashi

Thank you to all the restaurants that accepted my invitation and featured the Salad Challenge creations on the menu for the past few weeks during this challenge.

I encourage you to visit the winning restaurants to try their Salad creations! See all the Salad Challenge Entries Here.

By: Richard Wolak