(01-17-2013, 02:21 PM)Phreak Wrote: Seeing as how the contest rules state that you couldn't spend more than $5, my vote is for entry #1.

considering a pound of white rice is 20 cents, and to each pound there 2 cups. each cup of rice once cooked yielding 4 cups of cooked rice, which is about 4* the amount possibly on that plate. But lets be insane and say theres 4 whole cups of rice on that plate cooked.

thats about 10 cents worth of rice.

Then i see mixed vegetables , which are 1.27 for a 1 kg bag, cant be more then a cup of mixed vegetables on that plate, theres 5 cups in 1 kg, lets say they used an entire cup of mixed veggies which seems generous from whats seen on that plate.

thats approx 25 cents

Then i see sausages, pork sausage is 2.99$ for a pack of 6 at the grocery store, now i only see 5 or 6 slices on that plate but lets just go retarded here and say theres 2 whole suasages on that plate, thats 50 cents per sausage * 2

Thats 1$ in sausage.

then theres rammen noodles which was agreed is worth 15 cents.

if u you wish to figure out the miniscule prices of the spices you can but ill be generous and amount the smallest amount of spices used to a whole 1$ which is prob 5X more then their worth.

lets add that all up.

1$

1$

25 C

10 C

15 C

Thats a total of $2.50

Just a fair reminder, if your going to call a contestant out based on rules, at least have justification for doing so, when you could have done some basic math and figured this out for yourself.

So i guess my vote will be for #2 since it took more thought, and work then cooking noodles and throwing some parm cheese on it.