Dundas Eat + Drink: Epic Vegan Bun Bo Hue Challenge

Diana Chan December 12, 2018 Noodles, Strathcona, Vegetarian, Vietnamese

Dundas Eat + Drink are at it again offering up another epic food challenge. Last year, they introduced their Six O Pho challenge where you have to finish a 5lb bowl of pho in under 30 minutes.

Earlier this year, they launched a whole new vegan and gluten-free menu to accompany their other items on the menu. What better way to cater to those with dietary restrictions than to offer the first ever vegan eating challenge.

With a growing vegan community, it makes sense to offer this so more people can give food challenges a try.

Vegan Bun Bo Hue Challenge

The Vegan Bun Bo Hue Challenge totals a whopping 3 pounds of just noodles and toppings. This doesn’t include the broth. It has deep-fried tofu, king oyster mushroom, thinly sliced vegan Vietnamese ham, rice noodles, and a sour and mildly spicy veggie broth. You get 20 minutes to devour this whole bowl.

Finish noodles, toppings, and soup in 20 minutes. If you fail, you have to pay $25, which isn’t too bad at all.

The fastest five to finish will go into a final table round where they contend for a $500 worth of cash and prizes and each of the five will automatically receive a $100 gift card to Dundas.

This challenge is on until December 30, 2018.

Regular vs Vegan Bun Bo Hue Challenge

We weighed the total weight of everything and the bowl, it totaled – 5.45kg, which is over 12 pounds. My friend was able to eat a total of 1.96kg which is 4.28 pounds. With the super hot broth, it’s definitely very difficult to finish it all unless you have a stomach of steel.

For $25, this is an affordable eating challenge where it won’t break the bank. It definitely has more the 2 regular bowl fulls of pho.

The regular Vegan Bun Bo Hue was obvious a breeze to finish and costs $11.75.

Final Thoughts

The broth and toppings were really delicious for a Vegan Bun Bo Hue. There is a good depth of flavour and has a good kick of spice to it. If you didn’t tell me it was vegan, I probably wouldn’t have noticed. My vegan friend was very impressed with the taste too even though the challenge left her bursting at the seams and sweating a lot.

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

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