How much do all of you love pho? It's a lot, isn't it? Do you think you love it more than anyone else?
Well, if you do, I have the perfect competition for you. Starting Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California will be hosting a series of speed pho-eat competitions during their annual Tet Festival. Check after the jump for additional details.
The rules are pretty simple. The winner of the competition is the person who finishes a single bowl of pho the quickest. You have to use the provided utensils, you have to FINISH THE BROTH, and you can't spill or else you'll get a time penalty. Oh, and there's no hoisin or Sriracha allowed. They're basically performance enhancing drugs, after all.
Entry for the competition is $15 and includes admission to the festival (which is normally $6). You also receive a commemorative bowl. If you win your qualifier, you can also enter the Sunday championship, though you'll have to repay the entry fee.
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And for those of you who decide to enter, good luck and good eating.