East Meets Delicious Recipe Challenge Poll

Edit: The poll is now closed.  Stay tuned for the winner announcement on Monday!

The East certainly did meet delicious in our latest recipe challenge – the participating bloggers created a myriad of delicious recipes! We had high expectations for this contest and we were seriously wowed by the skill and innovation we saw. The bloggers were required to create two original recipes, one for an appetizer and one for a main course.

We sent them Adzuki Beans, Dried Maitake Mushrooms, Mochi Rice, Dried Star Fruit, Organic Millet, and Hijiki, and they had to use at least 4 of the 6 ingredients. Now that the bloggers have shown us what they’ve got, it’s time for YOU to decide which recipes deserve to win.

Which appetizer & main course pair do you think is best?

  • Chef Benny Doro: 1) Millet with Chilled Shrimp & Hijiki 2) Maitake Risotto w/ Hijiki (5%, 33 Votes)
  • Dana’s Food for Thought: 1) Green Bean "Fries" 2) Asian Veggie Burgers w/ Starfruit Relish (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Lighter and Local: 1) Turnip Mochi Pancakes w/ Spicy Starfruit 2) Millet Risotto w/ Adzuki (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Yi Reservation: 1) Zen Rolls w/ Hijiki Dipping Sauce 2) Steamed Pork & Millet Rice Tower (29%, 201 Votes)
  • We Like To Cook: 1) Adzuki Gumbo 2) Cajun Chicken Millet Maitake Jambalaya (10%, 68 Votes)
  • Cookistry: 1) Maitake Goat Cheese Crostini on Millet Bread 2) Chicken Adzuki Salad (28%, 197 Votes)
  • Hapax Legomnomnom: 1) Mushroom Pot de Creme 2) Pork Steak & Rice Grits "Ochazuke" (0%, 2 Votes)
  • uTry.it: 1) Hijiki and Star Fruit Salad 2) Mochi Rice and Adzuki Sushi Balls (13%, 88 Votes)
  • Healthy Green Kitchen: 1) Braised Hijiki w/ Maitakes 2) Millet Salad w/ Mint & Starfruit (4%, 30 Votes)
  • The Chicken Contests: 1) Adzuki Edamame Hummus 2) Salmon, Maitakes, Rice Cakes (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Kitchen Wonderings: 1) Avocado Roll with Hijiki 2) Steak and Mushroom Chopped Salad (4%, 26 Votes)
  • Hye Thyme Café: 1) Mochi Stuffed Grape Leaves 2) Lopee Kufte (Bean Kufte) (2%, 17 Votes)
  • Okay,Check it Out: 1) Red Bean Fluffernutter 2) Deviled Eggs (1%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 692

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The polls will be open from 2/21 until 2/23. One blogger will be crowned a winner from this public poll, and a second winner will be chosen by the Marx Foods staff and participating bloggers. Both winners will receive their pick of either 4 Kobe Tomahawk Steaks or 5lbs of sushi grade Yellowfin Tuna. The winners will be announced on Friday, 2/24 Monday 2/27.

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9 Responses to “East Meets Delicious Recipe Challenge Poll”

  1. 1
    Livia says:

    Oooo so I’ve narrowed it down to three entries that I want to vote for, but the final cut it very tricky.

  2. 2
    Donna @ Cookistry says:

    Lots of interesting recipes! It’s so interesting to see how many different ways you can combine the same ingredients.

  3. 3
    Denice Stout says:

    Yi reservation for the win!

  4. 4
    Denise @ We Like To Cook! says:

    So thankful to Marx Foods for sponsoring these blogging contests! It is a wonderful experience to try new ingredients and interact with such talented bloggers.

  5. 5
    Donna says:

    Loved the idea of East meets West fusion cooking. Had a chance to try new foods and techniques which I wouldn’t have without the challenge motivation. Marx Foods are high quality and I love their chilis for Chili! Happy to have tried these Asian inspired foods. Feel like “I’m stretching my comfort cooking elastic again”!

  6. 6
    Ni Blerrel says:

    Absolutely adore it!

  7. 7
    Donna @ Cookistry says:

    Congrats to Yi! I was sort of hoping for a tie when I saw how many times we traded that top spot, but it was a lot if fun, and I saw a lot of new visitors to my site. And there were a LOT of good looking recipes that I’m going to be trying pretty soon.

    Thanks (as always) to Justin Marx for challenging us to do crazy things in the kitchen!

  8. 8
    Justin says:

    Thanks everyone for bringing your deliciousness to the challenge. We’ll be announcing both winners officially on Monday! Have a great weekend!

  9. 9
    Yi @ Yi Resevation says:

    Thank you Justin for sponsoring this recipe challenge! It was a lot of fun and plenty of high quality recipes!

    Donna, I agree with you that it was a really close race and truthfully I didn’t have the slightest idea who was going to come out ahead. I am just really glad to be part of this contest meeting new friends and learning new recipes!