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What the pho? We tried the world's largest bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup.

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What the pho? We tried the world's largest bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup.

WATCH  | Dong Thap Noodles, located in the International District of Seattle, opened their restaurant only about a year ago. It's been a favorite for tourists and locals alike almost from the get-go.

'Super Bowl Challenge'


Originally, the restaurant's main focus was their homemade vermicelli rice noodles. 

Nick Bui is the owner of Dong Thap and his family has been in the noodle-making business for four generations in Vietnam.


Bui came up with the "Super Bowl Challenge" and things took off from there. 

$500 prize for eating it all

The bowls are 16 inches across and hold more than a gallon. By the time the servers bring it to your table, it weighs about 20 pounds, including about three pounds of meat and noodles. 

There's a $500 reward for eating the whole thing solo. So far there have been 25 challengers, but no winners. Bui says customers typically share the $45 giant bowl of pho. The wait staff has to "tough it out" to get it to the table, but with just one bowl it's easier to clean up.

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Here, you can see the comparison between a standard pitcher and the bowl of pho.  

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If you're ever in the Seattle area, be sure to make a stop at Dong Thap Noodles to get your fix of pho. 

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