Noodle Eating Challenges category

Jenn Cheng has started her youtube channel with a video of her attempt at the Supersize Mi Pho Challenge at Mi Noodle Bar in Manhattan. The meal is billed as the first NYC pho challenge.
Yummy Pho & Bo Ne in Houston has a Vietnamese food challenge that currently awards a $400 jackpot if it is finished in under 40 minutes.
StarTribune has a report on Kai Phan's (who runs https://www.instagram.com/kaieatsworld/ attempt at the 10 pound pho challenge at iPho in St. Paul, MN. When he is not doing food challenges, Kai, works at Target as a store display designer.
Umakara Ramen Hyouri in Tokyo offers a ramen eating challenge that awards 50,000 yen (about $438) if finished in under 20 minutes.
The Seattle Times has a report on four attempts at the Dong Thap Noodles Pho Challenge, which will award $1000 $100 to someone who can finish it in under 90 minutes.
Stephanie Wu noted that the jackpot or the Phozilla challenge at Pho 87 in Las Vegas has hit $1,987. The restaurant has previously denied payment to finishers deemed professional eaters.
Pho Viet has a blog entry about the challenge at Pho Garden in San Francisco. Joey Chestnut has finished the challenge in 15 minutes, which is not the overall record of 13 minutes. There have been about 3000 attempts with a success rate of 7%.
Abigail (kiki_meow_meow) attempted the challenge at Pho Lucky in Redford, MI (before picture | after).
John Green finished the 8 pound "What the Pho?" challenge at Tasty Phở in Pinellas Park, FL. He is a member of the Seaford High School class of 1964, which would put his age around 70. IFBB Figure Competitor Sashli announced she was the first woman to finish the pho challenge at the Bamboo Cafe in Simi Valley, CA.
Thanh Nien Daily reports that a former server at Pho Ong Hung in Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon says she attempted to sabotage diners attemping the pho challenge by adding additional noodles along with extra fatty beef and broth to the jumbo bowl.
VietNam News has an article about the pho challenge at Phở Ông Hùng in Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon which has been attempted by 1,500 customers and completed by 150.
Thomas Wong announces that Miki Sudo finished the Sumo Bowl Challenge at Anime Ramen in Las Vegas. Miki previously finished the challenge at Pho 87.
Star Telegram and CTNow have articles about Pete MacGillis, who will attempt a five pound bowl of Pho from Sprouts SpringRoll and Pho in Arlington, TX tonight. MacGillis was the first person to finish the "El Jefe" burger at Kenny's Burger Joint.
Johnnie Excel has a blog entry about setting the house record for the challenge at Pho Garden in San Francisco.
Johnnie Excel reports that he broke the record for the Pho Garden challenge with a time of 13 minutes.
The Bay Citizen has a three part series on the noodle eating challenge at the Pho Garden in San Francisco. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 (via email)
Matt Stonie has uploaded a video about his completion of the Pho King challenge in Fort Worth.
Matt Stonie announces that he was the first person to finish the pho challenge at Pho King Way in Fort Worth, TX, which awards a prize of $1,000.

New recent California challenge records

Matt Stonie broke the Broken Yolk Ironman Omelet record (now 7:15) and Stephanie Torres set a new women’s record of 12:11. | video | gallery | Naader Reda blog entry

Johnnie Excel and Stephanie Torres set a record for the 2 person XL Pizza Challge at Ballpark Pizza in Rancho Santa Margarita. | Video | Gallery | Johnnie Excel blog entry

Matt Stonie set the King Ranch 5 pound burrito record at La Casa Garcia in Anaheim (4:17). | Gallery | Naader Reda blog entry

Stephanie Torres is the first person to finish 5 of the 6 courses in the $1000 Pho King Way challenge, but she has not received her T-shirt consolation prize.

Jessica “Queen of Cuisine” will set the female record for the 2 pound burger at the Net Grill in Fresno after she is the first woman to attempt the challenge on Sunday.

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Johnnie Excel has a blog entry and video about breaking the record for the Pho 20 Challenge at OB Noodle House in Ocean Beach, California.
Harrah's Reno has made a commercial to promote its new Big Bowl noodle eating challenge.
Don Sturdy has a blog entry and gallery about Jessica "Queen of Cuisine" Abdul Hussain's challenge attempt at Pho Garden in San Francisco. Jessica's server claimed that no woman has completed the challenge, which is contradicted by a challenge attempt report from March claiming a woman held the house record (30 minutes) at that time (Joey Chestnut has since broken that mark). (Nancy Hua also claims to have finished the challenge in April)
Pho Vietnam in Southaven, Mississippi (south Memphis area) has a pho noodle challenge consisting of 2 pounds of noodles and 2 pounds of meat that awards $200 to a diner that finishes it in an hour.
The Bold Italic has an article about Zoneil Maharaj attempting the 4 pound noodle challenge at the Pho Garden in San Francisco after receiving coaching from Joey Chestnut.
Pho King Way will award $1000 to a customer that can finish its 6 dish challenge in under one hour. The restaurant has 3 Texas locations (2 DFW), 2 Southern California sites and an Albuquerque location.
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