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 Breakfast

Price: $12,95
Created by: Chef Tai Luong Nguyen

Description: Poached egg, Swiss Cheese, Black Forest Ham, Peppercorn Gravy, Hand cut Fries.
Offered: TuesdaySunday for Breakfast, Lunch, Bunch and Dinner.

Linh Cafe
2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Tel: 604-559-4668
Twitter: @LinhCafeVan

PoutineBanChokBan Chok Dee:  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: 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
Web:    Twitter:@12KingsPub


Morrocco West – 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 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!

Richard Wolak,
Vancouver Foodster
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Twitter: @VanFoodster



Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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