WATCH: 28 chow down in epic ramen eating contest

WATCH: 28 chow down in epic ramen eating contest

MONTCLAIR — Move over hot dogs and pies, it’s ramen’s turn.

Twenty-eight competitors gathered at Ani Ramen House in Montclair Monday for the ultimate ramen-off. Competitors had 15 minutes to down as much ramen as possible.

“We were thrilled at the turnout and the enthusiasm at our first Slurp Sip Repeat Ramen Eating Competition,” said Luck Sarabhayavanija, Ani Ramen’s owner.

“It was a fun, exciting event and we were so happy to have such a great group of competitors.”

The group included seasoned eaters, but it was a novice, Sebastian Voltarelli of Glen Ridge, who took home the title after slurping up nine-and-a-quarter bowls of ramen.

“I eat ramen when I’m home…I can eat a lot of it,” Voltarelli, a realtor, said of the win.

His prize? The Ani Ramen Golden Chopsticks, good for a year of free ramen at the restaurant.

Jessica Mazzola may be reached at jmazzola@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @JessMazzola. Find NJ.com on Facebook.

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Published at Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:33:23 +0000