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Published May 1st 2013
Are you up to the challenge?
Eating to excess is already very popular, now some restaurants are offering you the chance to become infamous just by doing what we all love. Food Challenges generally mean eating huge amounts of food in one sitting, and there are plenty of people who are more than willing to take up the challenge.
Of course this kind of eating is not highly recommended, in fact most places have an 'eat at your own risk' policy. There are plenty of places in and around Perth that have 'food challenges' and don't worry none of them are salad bars.
Beef and Reef Challenge
The Market City Tavern in Canning Vale, has a $55.00 Beef and Reef Challenge, consisting of a 750gm rump steak, 120gms of tempura battered tiger prawns, 200gms of beer battered fish, 400gms of chips, a serve of coleslaw and a serve of potato salad. If you can eat all of this in under an hour you get the meal for half price and a t-shirt.
The Carine Glades Tavern in Duncraig sells a giant 1kg Parmigiana for $45.00 on Wednesdays. They challenge you to "Eat the 1kg parmy, by yourself, and get it for half price, plus get world wide fame".
The Hyde Park Hotel in North Perth also has a Chicken Parmigiana Challenge. On Monday Nights you can get the Awesome Foursome Parmy Special - Parmy and Salad for four, for $45.00. Their challenge is - "Eat our Awesome Foursome Parmy and a serve of onion rings in 30 minutes and receive a t-shirt and world recognition".
The High Road Hotel in Riverton, has a Big Burger Challenge. For $40.00 you get a Big Burger, chips and onion rings, if you eat it all within thirty minutes you get if for free.
The famous1kg Rump Steak Challenge at Outback Jacks comes with 500g of potato wedges and 500g of steamed vegies. If you can eat everything in half an hour you get the meal for half price, a Outback Jacks Challenge t-shirt and your name on the honours board.
There's the 'Fat Boy Burger Challenge', for $28.50 you get a burger that has 7 beef patties, lettuce, tomato, 3 slices of cheese, bacon and egg, caramelised onion with tomato ketchup. The quicker you eat it the cheaper it is, your name and time is added to a leader board and you could win $3000.00.
Then there is the 'Red Face, Runny Nose Burger Challenge'. This burger costs $20.00 and has a 500g chilli beef patty, cheddar cheese, caramelised onion, lettuce, tomato and extremely hot chili sauce. If you finish this burger within ten minutes it is completely free.
Fat Boy Burger
The Hippo Creek African Grill Restaurants have a stomach busting 2kg Rump Steak Challenge. This steak meal costs $100.00 but if one person can eat the whole meal, including side dishes, it will cost $50.00, plus you get your photo on the Hippo Creek Facebook page.
There a dedicated Facebook page called Perth Food Challenges. On this page you can find details of food challenges available, plus you can post your picture and name and share all the details of your own food challenges.
These are just some of the places in and around Perth that have Food Challenges, and there are loads more out there if you look around. If you know of any others, feel free to let us know - where are the best food challenges in Perth?