The challenge, for those who may not have been following developments here, was to prepare a noodle dish of your choice. It can be your unique twist on a classic like Mee Goreng, Pad Thai, Char Kway Teow, Laksa, Fettucine Alfredo, Chicken Noodle Soup, Bucatini all' Amatriciana, Mac and Cheese, Soba, Udon, …. or a concoction of your very own creation, making its debut here. Use any type of noodle or pasta and ingredient/s you wish. It can be vegetarian, vegan or piled with meat, fried in a wok, baked in an oven, swimming in soup or broth or sweetened for a dessert. What we're looking for is a delicious sounding and interesting twist or creation. Think outside the box, turn cooking conventions on their ears, try something you normally wouldn't. The most appealing and interesting or unexpected entry, wins!

We would like to say a huge "Thank You" to all our fabulous participants and especially to our blogger friends, for taking the time to think up, execute, photograph, post and send in your entries. Without all of you, there would've been no challenge! Your enthusiasm is always amazing and we could not be more pleased with the outcome. You also made deciding on the winner, a real hand wringer for us because you gave us exactly what we asked for! I would also like to thank Lazaro for his unfailing support and friendship. If you have not experienced his creative genius, in the kitchen, please take a little time to visit his wonderful blog.

Now without further ado, Lazaro and I proudly present the parade of gorgeous entries for the

Quickies Noodle Challenge

Tagliatelle in Green Pesto Sauce by Ann Coo @ Anncoo Journal

Spagetempe (Spaghetti in Tempe Sauce) by Vero @ My Own World

Hot and Sour Rice Vermicelli by Vero @ My Own World

Perciatelli with Brocolli Rabe, Sweet Italian Sausage and Cockles by Norma @ Platanos, Mangoes and Me

Vermicelli Biryani with Tahini by Shirley @ Enriching Your Kid

Tutti Frutti Spaghetti by Biren @ Roti n Rice

Mediterranean Fusilli with Sausage and Eggplant by MJ @ Cardamon Hills

Dragon Fruit and Green Tea Pasta with Red Wine Sauce by Kristy @ My Little Space

Bun Rieu by LeQuan @ Luvtoeat

Green Tea Noodle Pancake, Gravy and Roast Chicken by Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron

Pasta Patty with Peanut Sauce by Faith @ An Edible Mosaic

Char Siew Longevity Noodles by Seah @ No Frills Recipes

Edamame, Hijiki and Pomegranate Infused Pasta Salad by Hui Leng @ Teczcape

Black Bean Chipotle Chicken Pasta with Cornflour Madeleines by Jennifer @ The Adventuresome Kitchen

Hokkien Hae Mee by Mhel @ Pens, Pans and Puns

Peanut Noodles with Spiced Brandied Butter by Alisha @ The Ardent Epicure

My Sweet Tart  (Green and Red Noodles in Spicy Tart Coconut Sauce with Pan Fried Shrimp) 
by Jessie @ The Happiness in Health

Seared Garlic, Artichoke and Sweet Pea Pasta by Stella @ The Witchy Kitchen

Healthy Home Made Christmas Tree Noodles (Spinach Noodles In Soy Dressing Moulded into a Christmas Tree)
by Sharon @ Sharonmoh

Didn't we tell you it was a fabulous line up?! After much deliberation and some teeth gnashing (really, must you guys make it so difficult to choose??) over so many tempting and truly creative entries, we have unanimously chosen  My Sweet Tart by Jessie at The Happiness in Health as the winner! Congratulations Jessie and well done on your delightful entry! There were quite a few standouts, but we felt that Jessie's entry had the most appealing flavour profile and loved the fresh colours and finely balanced harmony of her dish! While some entries were remarkably artistic, truly unique and visually stunning, we all agreed that Jessie's offering was the one we most wanted to eat!

Once again, thank you to all who participated and made it a fantastic and fun challenge even for us!