Fried Chicken Sandwich Challenge Winners 2022

The Vancouver Foodster Fried Chicken Sandwich Challenge was a success featuring creations from restaurants and food trucks from around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their Fried Chicken Sandwich creation from February 3-27, 2022. 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: Tara Lee, Jacqueline Chui and Jessica Chan

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:

{110 points}

The Barley Merchant

Korean Fried Chicken Sando

Price: $19.50

Created by: Chef Perera & Chanmi

Description: Crispy breaded chicken breast, drenched in sweet & spicy Gochujang sauce, with nori aioli and a daikon & kimchi slaw. Served on a soft pretzel bun. Served with a choice of side dish.

Offered: Daily

Available for Take Out

 The Barley Merchant Taproom and Kitchen

20090 91a Ave Building B – Unit 101, Langley

Tel: (604) 371-2699

Web: https://thebarleymerchant.com/

Instagram @thebarleymerchant

2nd Place

{100 points}

Tokyo Katsu-sand Foodtruck

Chicken Katsu-sando

Price: $13.25

Created by: Chef Ryosuke

Description: A simple dish prepared by a Japanese chef, using the same cooking method as in real Japan, to recreate the taste of Japan. Crispy chicken cutlet, cabbage, homemade Katsu sauce and Japanese mustard-mixed Japanese mayonnaise.

Offered: all the time

Tokyo Katsu-sand Foodtruck

800 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel:n/a

Web: https://tokyokatsusand.ca/

Instagram @tokyokatsusand

3rd Place

{83 points}

Win Win Chick-N

Original Crispy Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Garlic Parmesan

Price: $12.99 (upgrade to a combo with a side of small fries and can of pop for additional $4.50)

Created by: our team

Description: we use a generous portion of 8-11 ounces of locally sourced fresh organic chicken breast meat hand breaded with our in house spices,  we partnered it with a soft brioche buns and use a combination of our dry spices and with spicy garlic parmesan mayo try it it’s simply delicious.

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

In the People’s Choice Awards category, the public who tried the Fried Chicken Sandwich 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

Original Crispy Chicken Sandwich with Spicy Garlic Parmesan

Price: $12.99 (upgrade to a combo with a side of small fries and can of pop for additional $4.50)

Created by: our team

Description: we use a generous portion of 8-11 ounces of locally sourced fresh organic chicken breast meat hand breaded with our in house spices,  we partnered it with a soft brioche buns and use a combination of our dry spices and with spicy garlic parmesan mayo try it it’s simply delicious.

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:

The Barley Merchant

Korean Fried Chicken Sando

Price: $19.50

Created by: Chef Perera & Chanmi

Description: Crispy breaded chicken breast, drenched in sweet & spicy Gochujang sauce, with nori aioli and a daikon & kimchi slaw. Served on a soft pretzel bun. Served with a choice of side dish.

Offered: Daily

Available for Take Out

 The Barley Merchant Taproom and Kitchen

20090 91a Ave Building B – Unit 101, Langley

Tel: (604) 371-2699

Web: https://thebarleymerchant.com/

Instagram @thebarleymerchant

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Tokyo Katsu-sand Foodtruck

Chicken Katsu-sando

Price: $13.25

Created by: Chef Ryosuke

Description: A simple dish prepared by a Japanese chef, using the same cooking method as in real Japan, to recreate the taste of Japan. Crispy chicken cutlet, cabbage, homemade Katsu sauce and Japanese mustard-mixed Japanese mayonnaise.

Offered: all the time

Tokyo Katsu-sand Foodtruck

800 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel:n/a

Web: https://tokyokatsusand.ca/

Instagram @tokyokatsusand

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

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

By: Richard Wolak

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