SILVA WAS ON HAND TO ANNOUNCE THE SALE OF A LIMITED EDITION "SILVA UDON"
12/30/2005

Wanderlei Silva was on hand at a December 28th press conference in Shibuya, Tokyo to announce the sale of a limited edition "Silva Udon" at Hanamaru Udon noodle shops in Japan. Wanderlei, a big fan of Hanamaru Udon, was all smiles at the conference and received a certificate allowing him to eat Hanamaru Udon for free, for life.

Whenever PRIDE Middleweight Champion Wanderlei Silva comes to Japan, he always eats udon (a style of Japanese noodles) with beef and shrimp tempura at the Hanamaru Udon chain.

Silva has been a huge fan of Hanamaru Udon since about 2 years ago when he was walking down the street in Japan, happened to see a Hanamaru Udon shop and tried out their noodles. Since then, he always goes to a Hanamaru Udon shop when he comes to Japan, apparently getting in line with the regular customers. According to Silva, he sometimes eats Hanamaru Udon 3 times per day when he's in the mood for noodles. For that reason, Hanamaru Udon decided to sell a limited edition "Silva Udon" which is a small bowl of udon noodles with beef and 3 tempura-fried shrimp on top.

 

 

Hanamaru Udon President Eiji Maeda and Wanderlei Silva were present at today's conference. Silva, with a bowl of his favorite noodles in front of him, was relaxed from start to finish, despite the fact that he is only days away from a fight. "I'm very happy that Hanamaru Udon has gained fans overseas. So, to Silva, who always makes us happy, we present this certificate both in thanks and in the hope that you will be victorious on New Year's Eve," Maeda said as he presented a certificate entitling Silva to a lifetime of free Hanamaru Udon noodles. Needless to say, Silva was very happy. As soon as Silva's own "Silva Udon" was brought out, Silva couldn't wait and immediately picked up his chopsticks, eagerly devouring the noodles.

Wanderlei Silva was on hand at a December 28th press conference in Shibuya, Tokyo to announce the sale of a limited edition "Silva Udon" at Hanamaru Udon noodle shops in Japan. Wanderlei, a big fan of Hanamaru Udon, was all smiles at the conference and received a certificate allowing him to eat Hanamaru Udon for free, for life.

Whenever PRIDE Middleweight Champion Wanderlei Silva comes to Japan, he always eats udon (a style of Japanese noodles) with beef and shrimp tempura at the Hanamaru Udon chain.

Silva has been a huge fan of Hanamaru Udon since about 2 years ago when he was walking down the street in Japan, happened to see a Hanamaru Udon shop and tried out their noodles. Since then, he always goes to a Hanamaru Udon shop when he comes to Japan, apparently getting in line with the regular customers. According to Silva, he sometimes eats Hanamaru Udon 3 times per day when he's in the mood for noodles. For that reason, Hanamaru Udon decided to sell a limited edition "Silva Udon" which is a small bowl of udon noodles with beef and 3 tempura-fried shrimp on top.



Hanamaru Udon President Eiji Maeda and Wanderlei Silva were present at today's conference. Silva, with a bowl of his favorite noodles in front of him, was relaxed from start to finish, despite the fact that he is only days away from a fight. "I'm very happy that Hanamaru Udon has gained fans overseas. So, to Silva, who always makes us happy, we present this certificate both in thanks and in the hope that you will be victorious on New Year's Eve," Maeda said as he presented a certificate entitling Silva to a lifetime of free Hanamaru Udon noodles. Needless to say, Silva was very happy. As soon as Silva's own "Silva Udon" was brought out, Silva couldn't wait and immediately picked up his chopsticks, eagerly devouring the noodles.



"I was given a really nice Christmas present today," Silva said. "Udon has a lot of carbohydrates and is a good source of energy. That's why I always eat them before a fight. I've always had to pay for them before but now I can eat for free. Sometimes I eat them 2 or 3 times per day. You don't mind?" When Maeda replied that he didn't mind at all, Silva smiled and said in Japanese, "Thank you. Hanamaru Udon is the best! Silva Udon is really delicious!"

"There are no Hanamaru Udons in Brazil," Silva continued. "I would like to make Hanamaru Udon shop myself. Hanamaru Udon is delicious and I think it would become popular." All of the gathered Hanamaru Udon staff smiled at Silva's grand plan.

"Silva Udon" will go on sale at most Hanamaru Udon shops across Japan for 500 yen, between December 29, 2005 and January 15, 2006.