Ph Century’s challenge finally beaten


Upland’s Ph Century has had a longstanding challenge — eat a six-pound bowl of ph, consisting of a pound of meat, two pounds of noodles and three pounds of broth in 30 minutes or less.

That was, until last Thursday.

Century’s six-pound ph bowl challenge was beaten, nay annihilated, by the Inland Empire’s one and only Naader “Freak8er” Reda.

The High Desert resident, you may recall, took second place in the professional eaters category in last week’s Farrell’s Ice Cream Eating Challenge.

For beating the challenge (in an amazing 17 minutes), Naader received $5 in gift certificates per the previous failed challengers (23, for a total of $115), an “I ph’d it up!” T-shirt and his meal for free.


The owners were so amazed by the feat, that they gave him a souvenir bowl and a free boba tea as well.

The victory is documented on Century’s Facebook page.

And so the challenge begins again.

If you think you can beat Century’s challenge, head to the restaurant, 1244 W. Foothill Blvd.

And make sure to bring your $5 to add to the pot.