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.
For the full text of the rules and to sign up, go to this link.
And for those of you who decide to enter, good luck and good eating.