Fried Chicken Challenge Winners 2020

The Vancouver Fried Chicken Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each place featured their fried chicken creation from November 5 –29, 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:

{96 points}

Super Hiro’s Restaurant

Chicken All Stars

Price: $14.50 (8 pieces)

Created by: Chef Hiroki Watanabe

Description: fried chicken style, we call this “Karaage”. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside (using Japanese technique) with ginger sauce.

Offered: Tuesday – Sunday

Delivery/Takeout: Call for pickup; available for delivery by DoorDash and Fantuan

Super Hiro’s Restaurant

2585 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (778) 737-3333

Web: https://www.superhiros.com/

Instagram @superhiros.restaurant

2nd Place:

{95 points}

Chicken World

Big Show Combo

Price: $11.50

Created by: Adeel Jahangir

Description: This combo is called the Big Show because it’s a handful of our top selling items! Inside you’ll find the most popular Gabbar Burger, 1 piece of fried chicken (your choice of leg or thigh, spicy or regular), small fries, and 1 sauce of choice (choose from 3 of our secret sauces!)

Gabbar Burger – Freshly toasted brioche bun, chopped iceberg lettuce, Spicy house mayonnaise or regular mayonnaise, thick mozzarella cheese (additional) and two tender juicy chicken thigh filets (regular or spicy)

Fried chicken – we marinade our chicken for minimum 24 hours with our secret 13 herbs and spices recipe and hand bread every chicken piece fried to perfection.

Crunchy and crispy potato fries (can be additionally charged for Masala or peri peri flavour) for 50 cents only.

1 sauce of choice that is made in house with our secret recipes and local ingredients: Spicy Mayonnaise, Chilli garlic sauce or Nosh e jaan.

Offered: all the time

Takeout/Delivery: Takeout and dine in only but not delivery

Chicken World

1181 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 681-0007

And

Chicken World

12842 96 Ave, Surrey

Tel: (604) 588-0221

And

Chicken World

13775 72 Ave #14, Surrey

Tel: (604) 594-0001

Web: http://chickenworldbc.com/

Instagram @chickenworldcanada

3rd Place:

{92 points}

HiFive Chicken 24 Hour

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Price: $13.95

Created by: Chef Binod Parajuli

Description- Stuffed chicken with baked potato, garden salad and maple gravy.

Offered: All the time for dining-in only.

HiFive Chicken 24 Hour

203 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 327-4898

Web: https://www.hifive24.com/   

Instagram @hifive.chicken

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 Chicken Spicy Habanero

Price: $8.99 + 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 our hand cut doubled fried french fries.

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 original 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 fresh hand cut french fries no preservatives and is sourced from our local farmers.

Offered: all the time

Win Win Chick-N

12160 First Ave, Richmond

Tel: 778 297 5818

Web: https://www.winwinchick-n.com/

Instagram @winwinchickn2018

And

Win Win Chick-N

8197 Main Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 423-4818

Web: https://www.winwinchick-n.com/

Instagram @winwinchickn2018

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Chicken World

Big Show Combo

Price: $11.50

Created by: Adeel Jahangir

Description: This combo is called the Big Show because it’s a handful of our top selling items! Inside you’ll find the most popular Gabbar Burger, 1 piece of fried chicken (your choice of leg or thigh, spicy or regular), small fries, and 1 sauce of choice (choose from 3 of our secret sauces!)

Gabbar Burger – Freshly toasted brioche bun, chopped iceberg lettuce, Spicy house mayonnaise or regular mayonnaise, thick mozzarella cheese (additional) and two tender juicy chicken thigh filets (regular or spicy)

Fried chicken – we marinade our chicken for minimum 24 hours with our secret 13 herbs and spices recipe and hand bread every chicken piece fried to perfection.

Crunchy and crispy potato fries (can be additionally charged for Masala or peri peri flavour) for 50 cents only.

1 sauce of choice that is made in house with our secret recipes and local ingredients: Spicy Mayonnaise, Chilli garlic sauce or Nosh e jaan.

Offered: all the time

Takeout/Delivery: Takeout and dine in only but not delivery

Chicken World

1181 Denman Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 681-0007

And

Chicken World

12842 96 Ave, Surrey

Tel: (604) 588-0221

And

Chicken World

13775 72 Ave #14, Surrey

Tel: (604) 594-0001

Web: http://chickenworldbc.com/

Instagram @chickenworldcanada

3rd Place People’s Choice:

HiFive Chicken 24 Hour

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Price: $13.95

Created by: Chef Binod Parajuli

Description- Stuffed chicken with baked potato, garden salad and maple gravy.

Offered: All the time for dining-in only.

HiFive Chicken 24 Hour

203 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 327-4898

Web: https://www.hifive24.com/   

Instagram @hifive.chicken

Our Media judges for this challenge were: Rick Green, Shelley Hayashi and Tara Lee.

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.

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