Vancouver Foodster presents the 1st Spaghetti Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Spaghetti Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their Spaghetti creations into this challenge, most have created a special creation just for this challenge. Each restaurant will be featuring their spaghetti creations on their menu from October 5-30, 2016. This challenge pushes the boundaries of what Spaghetti is and mixes in other ethnicities which include Japanese, Korean and Thai.

Here are some of the unique creations in this challenge.

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar
Spaghetti Rucola
Price: $18
Created by: Chef Haymo Elzenbaumer
Description: Spaghetti with cherry tomatoes, goat cheese and arugula
Offered: All the time

Apero Kitchen and Wine Bar
1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Tel: (604) 921-2583
Twitter @apero_kitchen
Instagram: @aperokitchen

spaghettikumaKuma Izakaya
Seafood Tomato Cream Spaghetti
Price: $13.50
Created by: Chef Hyun Woo Kim

Description: Creamy tomato spaghetti served with garlic-sauteed mussels, squid, baby scallops, and shrimps. Finished with chili powder, parmesan cheese, and garlic chips. served in hot stone pot.
Offered: Lunch and Dinner daily.

Kuma Izakaya
1233 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Tel: (778) 379-1177
Twitter: n/a
Instagram: @kuma_chef_kim


Spaghetti ChallengeBan Chok Dee
Spaghetthai Woon Sen
Price: $15
Created by: Chefs Ladda Kayankarn, Thares Chanto and Parinya Loptson

Description: A Combination of Thai Flavors including Aromatic Citrus, Creamy Coconut Milk, Crushed Roasted Peanuts and Mung Bean Paste to create a delectable Nam-Prik Sauce with Prawns and Scallops on top of light Woon Sen noodles to become… Spaghetthai!

Offered: All the time

Ban Chok Dee
20563 Douglas Crescent, Langley
Tel: 778-278-3088
Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai
Instagram: @banchokdeethai
Ban Chok Dee
20395 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Twitter: @BanChokDeeThai
Instagram: @banchokdeemr

See the complete line-up of Spaghetti creations and participating restaurants here

Voting: The public is invited to order these Spaghetti 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 creation and they can vote once a day throughout the promotion. People will be encouraged to Vote for their favourites from October 5-30, 2016.

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

We will announce the winning restaurants and their Spaghetti creations on October 31, 2016.

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Corey Basso
Executive Producer of Whitecaps FC Broadcasts | Announcer | Reporter
Bell Media | 94.5 Virgin Radio | 103.5 QMFM | TSN 1040 | TSN 1410
Twitter: @CDBasso

Stephanie Yuen
Food Writer. Author. Broadcaster. Blogger for many publications including her own
Twitter: @stephyuenyuen

Ed Lau
Writer and Photographer for Eds Eats and Vancity Buzz.
Twitter: @edlau

About Vancouver Foodster

Vancouver Foodster is is Vancouver’s premier online “Essential Food & Drink Intelligence” guide. Launched in 2009 by Richard Wolak, the blog explores the local food scene through reviews, tastings, interviews, and more. features new stories daily, as well as restaurant reviews, and articles. Vancouver Foodster also runs a series of food and drink challenges with restaurants, chefs and bartenders throughout the year!  As well. we present a series of tasting tours in neighbourhoods throughout the city of which include Tasting PlatesNoodle ManiaFood TalksBrunch Crawls and others. All are a division of CMI Chat Media Inc.


Richard Wolak,
Vancouver Foodster
Mobile: 604-218-2153 (text or call)
Twitter/Instagram: @VanFoodster



Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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