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Named Iowa's best cooking competition by Delish, the Iowa Asian Alliance presents the Second Annual Pho King Cook-Off! Have you been a pho fan pho-ever or have yet to try it? Either way this one of kind event is sure to satisfy your pho fever or introduce you to all the possibilities when it comes to this signature dish.

Pho is the king of all Asian noodle soups. This beloved comfort food while rooted in Vietnam, is so popular that many SE Asian ethnicities have their own version and way to eat pho. And we want to help spread that love!  


Do you think you make the best pho in town? Enter the Pho King Cook-Off today to defend or claim your throne. You can be crowned the 2017 Pho King Chef by our celebrity judges or take home the 2017 Pho King People’s Choice. And perhaps both…if you are that good. Click here to submit your interest by Sunday, February 12, 2017 at midnight. If there are more contestants than space, IAA will randomly draw chefs for the Pho King Cook-off. Chefs meeting all requirements will be selected and notified no later than Friday, February 15, 2017.

New this year is the Sidekick Competition where Chefs compete for the Pho King Sidekick Trophy. Chefs entering the Pho contest may enter the Sidekick challenge at no additional charge. Chefs may choose to only partake in the Sidekick Competition as well. Details are on the registration page.


Sample pho from some of the top chefs in town and help us crown the 2017 Pho King! Cash bar and all-you-can-eat pho for a fun filled Saturday afternoon including celebrity judges, music and a Pho Eating Contest. 

For pho sake – don’t miss this limited ticketed Iowa Asian Alliance FUNDRAISER event.

We SOLD OUT fast last year, so get your Pho King tickets now!