Congratulations to Angel's Thai Cafe, the Noodle Fest Champ 2023! Their winning noodle dish is Kapoon, a delicious red curry noodle made with chicken stock, minced chicken, and topped with cilantro and cabbage.

In second place is Thai Street Noodles (a pop-up shop) with their pork broth Pink Noodles (Yen Ta Fu), and in third place is Monsoon Vietnamese Cuisine with their Bún Bò Huế (spicy noodle soup) - a rich broth that blends pork and beef and originates from Huế, the central region of Vietnam known for its spicy cuisine.

If you want to try the winning dish, visit Angel's Thai Cafe - 136 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 

On March 4th, 2023, Noodle Fest occurred at Calder Plaza and drew an estimated 7,000 attendees. Eleven vendors participated in the competition to be crowned the best noodle dish of 2023, with each dish priced at $6.

In addition to the food, the event offered a range of entertainment, including karaoke, live music from a band, and DJs. Noodle Fest was an entertaining event with something for the whole family.

Also, we added a spicy noodle challenge this year, and Joreine crushed his competition.