Best Burger Challenge

Best Burger Challenge

The Vancouver Foodster Best Burger Challenge was a huge success featuring creations from restaurants around greater Vancouver. Each restaurant featured their burger creation from October 22 – November 15, 2015. 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: Sean Neild, Mary Sheridan and Corey Basso.

 

The Winners are:

1st Place

Ban Chok Dee

best burger 1

Siam Sliders

Description:  Three Sliders, consisting of 1 each of Marinated Battered Chicken/Seasoned Prawns/Canadian Beef, stacked with Lettuce, Lotus Root, Caramelized Sweet Pork Belly with Onion and Cashew Nuts, Fresh Shredded Green Mango, Sprouts and Green Onion served in homemade Beet/Spinach/Pumpkin buns with Red/Green/Yellow Curry Coconut Milk sauce. Garnished with Dill Pickles and Pickled peppers.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef, Chicken, Prawns, Pork

Created by: Executive Chef Parinya Lopston

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

 

2nd Place:

The Cannibal Cafe

best burger 2

The Bacon Bad

Description:  It is a bacon and cheddar cheese stuffed 6oz patty with more bacon and more cheese on top of the patty. Under the patty we put a maple bacon jam glaze and caramelized. The burger is then topped with L.T.O.P(lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle).

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef and Pork

Created by:  Matt Thompson

Offered: all the time

The Cannibal Café

1818 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-4199

Web: http://www.cannibalcafe.ca

Twitter: @TheCannibalCafe

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The Cannibal Cafe

433 Granville Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-558-4199

Web: http://www.cannibalcafe.ca

Twitter: @TheCannibalCafe

 

3rd Place (tie):

Appleback Grill

best burger 3

Angus Burger

Description: a 6oz organic all Angus patty on a brioche bun. House smoked mayo, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Created by:  Chef Patrick Miller

Offered: Lunch and Dinner

Appleback Grill

6190 Marine Dr West Vancouver

Tel: 604-281-1281

Web: http://gleneaglesclubhouse.com/

Twitter: @Appleback_Grill

 

3rd Place (tie):

Linh Café

best burger 4

Linh Café Burger

Created by: Chef Tai Luong Nguyen

Description: House made Brioche Buns, Triple A patty, Onion jam, Swiss cheese Wholegrain aioli, Hand cut fries, Fresh Green.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef

Offered: Wednesday to Sunday between 9AM – 9:30PM.

Linh Cafe

2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: 604-559-4668

Web: http://linhcafe.com/

Twitter: @LinhCafeVan

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

The Winners are:

1st Place People’s Choice:

EBO Restaurant

e.b.o. signature burger

Description: – house ground chuck, aged cheddar, smoked onion and garlic aioli. Served with garlic and parmesan fries.

Main Protein: Beef

Created by: Chef Keith Pears

Offered:  All day and night in the restaurant and lounge.

EBO Restaurant

4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby

Tel: 604-453-0788

Web:  http://www.eborestaurant.com/

Twitter: @EBOrestaurant

2nd Place People’s Choice:

Ban Chok Dee

Siam Sliders

Description:  Three Sliders, consisting of 1 each of Marinated Battered Chicken/Seasoned Prawns/Canadian Beef, stacked with Lettuce, Lotus Root, Caramelized Sweet Pork Belly with Onion and Cashew Nuts, Fresh Shredded Green Mango, Sprouts and Green Onion served in homemade Beet/Spinach/Pumpkin buns with Red/Green/Yellow Curry Coconut Milk sauce. Garnished with Dill Pickles and Pickled peppers.

Main Protein Ingredient: Beef, Chicken, Prawns, Pork

Created by: Executive Chef Parinya Lopston

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee

20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley

Tel: 778-278-3088

Web: http://www.banchokdee.com

Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai

3rd Place People’s Choice:

Tera V Burger

No Bull Smoke House

Description: The Limited Edition No Bull Smoke House on a whole wheat bun with local field tomatoes and green leaf lettuce, sauteed red onions and mushrooms, vegan bacon, vegan mayo and vegan chipotle mayo, smokey barbecue sauce, Swiss cheese and our famous No Bull patty. Served with baked shoestring fries.  It might be the greatest veggie burger on the planet…

Main Protein Ingredient: Vegetarian protein

Created by: Jagmohan Basran

Offered: All the time

Tera V Burger

2961 West Broadway, Vancouver

Tel: 604-336-3575

Web: www.teravburger.com

Twitter: @teraVburger

 

The full list of participating restaurants can be found here

http://vancouverfoodster.com/2015/10/22/vancouver-foodster-best-burger-challenge-2/

 

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. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food and drink challenges with restaurants, chefs and bartenders throughout the year! As well, for the past few years we have been presenting a series of tasting tours in neighbourhoods throughout the city.

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