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How to Slurp Your Way to A Year of Free Ramen

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If you've ever dazzled your dining companions with your uncanny ability to make short work of a big steaming bowl of ramen, you might want to put your money where your mouth is and set your self a-slurpin' at an upcoming contest.

Ton-Chan Ramen in San Gabriel is holding a ramen speed-eating contest on Sunday May 20, from 3-5 p.m. If ramen is your bag, you'll love the prizes, as outlined by Squid Ink:

The first-place winner will receive a year of free ramen, second and third will both receive six months of free ramen.

If you're down, you just have to show up, or you can signal your intent to lap up some potential soupy success by Tweeting to @TonChanRamen or emailing the restaurant. It cost $10 to enter to contest (but, hey, think of how much ramen that could get you!).

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Here's a video from the 2011 competition: