If competitive eating contests were like a Super Mario game, this monstrous bowl of ramen would be Bowser. The Umakara Ramen Hyouri restaurant in Tokyo is offering $438 to anyone daring enough to rifle this mountain of goodness down their gullet in under 20 minutes. If that’s too quick, the restaurant will compensate you $236 for eating the bowl in under 30 minutes, because, hey, you’d still be a champion.
Called the “mega serving” challenge, the towering bowl of ramen is likely to make culinary adventurers lose their lunch, so the restaurant is charging contestants an $88 penalty if they get too full and puke. Consider it a service fee for cleaning up your sick.
Just to put this grand monument of noodles and pork into perspective, take a look at it from a variety of angles, courtesy of the Japanese site, My Navi: