Each year during the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, we hold a Culinary Contest that celebrates the best Asian cuisine that's served up at the festival. Celebrity judges taste all the vendors in the Taste of Asia food courts, and make their decision on Saturday.
This year, the judges were Jeff Osaka, chef and owner of twelverestaurant; Mary Nguyen, chef and owner of Parallel 17 and Street Kitchen Asian Bistro; and Lori Midson, Cafe Society and Food Editor for Westword.
Here are the winners for 2013:
First Place: Orange Crunch
Second Place: Denver Hmong Alliance Church
Third Place: Little India Food Truck
First Place: Aloha Shave Ice
Second Place: Lollicup
Third Place: Smooch Frozen Yogurt & Mochi
BEST OF SHOW
DRAGON'S CHOICE (JUDGES' FAVORITE)Sausage and Stuffed Chicken Wings by Denver Hmong Alliance Church
Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to the judges!