How many Gyoza can you eat in 10 minutes?

How many Gyoza can you eat in 10 minutes?


Nisei Week is still going on right now in Little Tokyo with tons of cool stuff to do. But this Saturday, August 17th, Day-Lee, a Japanese potsticker brand, will host their annual Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship in which contestants are pit against each other to see who can swallow the most Gyoza in 10 minutes! What’s the prize?

1st: $2,000
2nd: $1,400

3rd: $800
4th: $600
5th: $400
6th: $300
7th: $200
8th: $125
9th: $100
10th: $75

(Total of $6000!)

I know what you’re thinking… There’s such thing as an eating competition?! Yes, as a matter of fact, it’s a sport! MLE: Major League Eating! and you can bet your butt there are other kinds of contest out there where you can win money simply by eating the most food. I was about to enter the Gyoza contest myself until I found out Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, last year’s participant, devoured 266 gyoza. 266!! I’d be lucky to hit past the 20 mark and even then, it would take me a solid 30 minutes. That’s way past the contest allotted time. If you think you got a gyoza-of-a-chance against Mr. Jaws over there, well, you might have to wait ’til next year because the deadline to enter is CLOSED. Sorry about that, should’ve found out sooner and let you guys know.

But hey, you can still very much encouraged to come and scope out the competition. Perhaps see what you might be in for next year’s challenge. Will Jaws maintain his record? Will he surpass it? Or will another challenger take his place? For out at at 3pm PST, on Saturday, August 17, 2013 as part of the Nisei Week Foundation Festival at JACCC Plaza, 224 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012!

For now, I will start practicing. 1 gyoza… 2 gyoza… 3 gyoza … … … … /passes out


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