I’m the type of girl who will finish a 22 oz. steak without the need for anyone to challenge me. Kobayashi is my hero, enough said. But when it comes to eating challenges, I usually picture hot dogs and 40 oz. steaks. Never did it cross my mind that 22 pounds of pho noodles with 2 pounds of beef and tripe could be a food challenge.
Pho Garden in San Francisco offers pho fanatics the opportunity to utilize their slurping skills and attempt to finish a gigantic bowl of this Vietnamese staple in 60 minutes. For those who are stuffed after one large bowl of pho, imagine three large bowls combined!
This challenge is no joke. Participants must agree to the rules and sign a waiver of liability before participating in this extreme challenge. I’m sure the hot broth burning your tongue can be grounds for a personal injury claim. Winners get the honor of having an 8 by 10 inch picture of them on the “Pho Garden Wall of Champions.” The other incentive of winning this challenge? The $22 bowl will be on the house!
Ok, time to ask my mom to get those pots of pho started. Training begins now.
Update (via Art) by the way it’s 2 pounds of noodles…not 22 pounds. Can you imagine eating 22 pounds of noodles?