Vancouver Foodster presents the 4th Annual Poutine Challenge

This is our fourth Poutine Challenge featuring 14 restaurants in Vancouver, Richmond and Langley, that runs from February 5-28, 2015.

Participating restaurants are showcasing Poutine creations that were created just for this challenge and all will be offered in all of these establishments during the challenge period .

For our Challenges, we have 2 sets of winners. The People’s Choice winners will be selected by the public who are invited to visit any of the participating restaurants and order the Poutine creations and then decide on which ones they think are worthy of winning the challenge by casting their votes.

For this challenge we have 4 media judges and they are:
Tara Lee

Freelance journalist and broadcaster. Writer for Georgia Straight

Twitter: @VanGlutton


Sean Neild

Food Blogger and Photographer. Food Writer for the Eat St. blog on Food  and his own
Twitter: @YVRBCbro

Alyssa Dawson

Lifestyle host and producer. Host at Novus TV, blogger.

Twitter: @AlyssaCDawson


Dennis Pang

Food Blogger for his own

Twitter: @DennisPang

These are just some of the unique Poutine creations in this challenge

Linh Cafe

Poutine BreakfastPoutine Breakfast

Poutine Breakfast

Price: $12,95

Created by: Chef Tai Luong Nguyen

Description: Poached egg, Swiss Cheese, Black Forest Ham, Peppercorn Gravy, Hand cut Fries.

Offered: Tuesday – Sunday for Breakfast, Lunch, Bunch and Dinner.

Linh Cafe

2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-559-4668


Twitter: @LinhCafeVan

Ban Chok Dee

Thai-nado PoutineThai-nado Poutine

Thai-nado Poutine

Price: $12

Created by: Executive Chef Parinya and Chef Ladda

Description:  Tornado potato skewers with spinach-lentil-coconut gravy. Served with pork ginger rice balls and topped with fresh ginger, mint, basil, cilantro and roasted peanuts. Sprinkled with shredded lime leaves.

Offered: All the time
Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088


Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai


12 Kings Pub & Grill

Vladimir PoutineVladimir Poutine

Vladimir Poutine

Price: $12

Created by: Matt Hassen

Description: A Russian imperial poutine with Russet fries a creamy beef stroganoff vodka gravy, breaded jalapeños and fresh curds. Finished with a custom made Russian beet sausage by East Side Beer Food and dusted with Fiery Hungarian Paprika. Recommended pairing: Parallel 49 Russian Imperial Stout. Each serving includes a $1 donation to

Offered: All the time

12 Kings Pub & Grill

395 Kingsway

Tel: (604) 558-1208



 Morocco West

W.T.F where's the fries PoutineW.T.F where’s the fries Poutine

W.T.F where’s the fries Poutine

Price: $10

Created by: Chef Nourdine Majdoubi

Description: Marshmallow curd, nutella and orange blossom gravy, churro fries

Offered: Nightly everyday, and brunch on Saturday & Sunday

Morocco West

795 Jervis Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-563-8466


Twitter:  @MoroccoWest

Salida 7

Poutine de la BravasPoutine de la Bravas

Poutine de la Bravas

Price: $14

Description: smoked chorizo, charred-Tonato gravy, pepper aioli, cheese curds,

Created by: Chef Devin Blaney

Offered: Nightly after 5pm

Salida 7

52 Alexander Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604 569 3088


Twitter: @salida7gastown
The full list of participating restaurants can be found here

Voting: The public is invited to order these Poutine creations at the participating restaurants keeping in mind this criteria – originality, creativity, uniqueness,  traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste. People can vote the same day after trying the Chili creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites from February 5-28, 2015.

With a smartphone, customers will be able to vote from their table in the restaurant right after they have eaten the Poutine creation.

We will announce the winning restaurants and their Poutine creations on March 2, 2015.

About Vancouver Foodster
Founded in 2009 by Richard Wolak, Vancouver Foodster is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. The site offers expert advice on the hottest restaurants, parties, and openings this city has to offer, as well as the most interesting dining trends and newest cuisines and food around the region. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food challenges with restaurants and chefs throughout the year!


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