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WICKER PARK — A ramen restaurant wants fans to post videos of themselves slurping ramen loudly and says it will award three winners each week in March.
Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya’s month-long “Ramen Slurping Contest” begins Friday — on the restaurant’s one-year anniversary — and ends March 31.
“In Japan, they believe the louder you slurp, the better the food is. It is actually a way to pay respect to the chef,” owner Kevin Yu explained in a news release.
To enter, diners should record their best slurp while dining on Kizuki’s ramen and post a five to six second video on Kizuki’s Facebook page using hashtag #kizukislurp4life.
Kizuki will choose three winners each week in March to win a free bowl of ramen.
Along with the contest kickoff, from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday, the restaurant at 1482 N. Milwaukee Ave., will be selling a $9.99 meal combo featuring a choice of Shio or Shoyu ramen and a Kirin draft beer.
There are also $4.99 glasses of Blue Dot Sake and 20 percent off all Izakaya dishes like octopus dumplings and vegetable tempura.