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Last call to compete in the inaugural House of An 'Noodle-Off' recipe contest

October 29, 2010 |  5:40 pm

Earlier this month, in celebration of National Noodle Day, House of An put out a call to home chefs for unique noodle recipes to compete in the inaugural House of An "Noodle-Off" recipe contest.

Established in 1971, House of An is the umbrella name for a group of restaurants that includes Crustacean restaurant in Beverly Hills. The noodle-off contest was conceived in order to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the well-liked garlic noodles that chef Helene An created in 1980.

Entries were originally going to be accepted until the end of October but House of An has just announced that it will continue to take them through Nov. 3. From that group of entries four finalists will be chosen to compete in the Noodle-Off Championships, which will be held on Nov. 22 at House of An's newest restaurant, Tiato Garden Market Cafe. There the finalists will prepare their noodle dish for guests as well as a panel of judges including House of An CEO Elizabeth An; chef Helene An; Los Angeles magazine's Lesley Bargar Suter; Carole Dixon of NBC's "Feast L.A."; Mar Yvette, senior editor at CitySearch Los Angeles; and Jeff Miller of Thrillist Los Angeles.

The winner recieves a $1,000 gift certificate to any of the Southern California House of An locations; will have their recipe on offer at those same locations; and become the proud owner of a specially designed Noodle-Off bowl.

Be sure your recipe varies from current House of An noodle dishes and get cooking. For further details go to the House of An website and click the Noodle-Off logo. You can also e-mail your Noodle-Off entry form to noodleoff@gmail.com or snail mail it to: Noodle-Off Recipe Competition, c/o RFPR Inc., 5225 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 718, Los Angeles, CA 90036

--Jessica Gelt

Photo: House of An's garlic noodles. Credit: House of An