Updated on March 6: Due to the ongoing concerns of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in large public gatherings, the organizers of the Noodle Fest at Victoria Ward Park are postponing the event until the summer.
Celebrating noodle dishes from around the world, this
free festival at Victoria Ward Park highlights Hawai‘i’s love of noodles!
This year a lineup of culinary talent, featuring 20 different restaurant booths, will showcase noodle dishes from Japan, Vietnam, Mexico, Thailand, Italy and other countries around the world. Other features include a celebrity chef cooking demonstration, a spicy noodle eating challenge, an udon speed-eating contest and live music from local artists.
Central to the Noodle Fest’s celebration is saimin, a unique noodle dish with roots in Hawai‘i’s plantation history. Saimin brings together flavors and ingredients from many different immigrant cultures such as Japanese ramen, Chinese mein and Filipino pancit.
There will also be retail tents featuring various Ward Village merchants and exclusive Noodle Fest Hawai‘i T-Shirts sold at the VH07V Booth.