Vancouver Curry Challenge

Welcome to the 8th 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 April 13 – May 7, 2023.

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 creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Share your photos on Instagram and TikTok throughout the challenge, our instagram and TikTok address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #CurryChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media sharing 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.

How to VOTE :

  1. Look for our Curry challenge posters at each of the participating restaurants.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from April 13 – May 7, 2023.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different Curry creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Curry creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen Restaurant

Coconut Chicken Curry

Price: $18

Created by: the team

Description: Tender piece of chicken thigh cooked in coconut, onion, ginger, garlic sauce.  Served with basmati rice and yellow lentil.

Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen Restaurant

1141 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 565-7965


Instagram @gurkhahimalayan

Handi Grill

Rara Lamb Shank

Price: $32

Created by: Surinder Singh

Description: This aromatic lamb shank curry is slow-cooked with Indian spices and ground lamb, finished with fenugreek leaves for a delicious, flavorful dish that’s perfect served over rice and with naan bread.

Ingredients: Cinnamon, Star anise, Green cardamom, Bay leaves, Whole cumin, Garlic powder, Cumin powder, Coriander powder, Turmeric, Chilli powder, Garam masala, Fenugreek

Offered: Monday – Thursday for dinner after 4pm

Available: for dine-in only.

Handi Grill

3618 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 738-3186


Instagram @handi_grill

Indian Oven

Mango Chicken

Price: $21.99

Created by: Chef Arvind

Description: Cooked in creamy mango curry sauce, finished  with curry leaves, served with Laccha Paratha Included.

Ingredients: Chicken, in house mango curry, mustard seeds, curry leaves and house spices

Offered: all the time

Available: for takeout and Delivery

Indian Oven

2006 W. 4th Avenue Vancouver

Tel:(604) 730-5069


Instagram @indianoven_

Momo Factory

Creamy Jackfruit Curry

Price: $18.99

Created by: Chef Shankar

Description: This is crafted mouth melted Jackfruit curry is the result of long research and hard work in culinary experience by our top chef. Served with freshly baked crispy naan and long grain basmati rice.

Ingredients: Jackfruit, onion, ginger, garlic, yogurt, exotic spices from Himalaya (allergy advice: contains dairy and cashew nuts.

Offered: all the time

Available: dine-in and takeout

Momo Factory

1143 Davie Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 559-9238


Instagram @momofactorycanada


Momo Factory

11956 88 Ave, Delta

Tel: (604) 592-9829


Instagram @momofactorycanada

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Rick Green

Freelance writer for BC Brews and other publications

Twitter: @BCbrews

Instagram @b.c.beerblog .

Yuki No

Blogger for Pekopekolife

Instagram: @pekopekolife

Cheery Hayashi

Media Influencer

Instagram @chow_withcheery