On Saturday, August 18, 2018, the 12th Annual Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship—the West Coast’s premiere eating competition—will host Major League Eating's top competitive eaters including Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie, Geoffrey Esper, and Miki Sudo. They will devour as many Day-Lee Pride gyoza (Japanese potstickers) as possible in ten minutes. Chestnut holds the current world record in the discipline, which he set in 2014 when he ate 384 gyoza in competition.
Taking place during the 78th Los Angeles Nisei Week Japanese Festival, the eating championship is hosted by the Nisei Week Foundation and sanctioned by MLE and the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE). Admission is free; limited seating and ample standing room will be available. Event will feature food, vendor booths, the Nisei Week Beer Garden, and post-contest entertainment.
The main event will take place at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) Plaza in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo district. The JACCC Plaza is located at 244 S. San Pedro Street, LA, CA 90012. The main event will commence at 3:00 PM following the Little Tokyo Eating Championship amateur contest at 2:00 PM, the Crazy Cuizine Ninin Baori contest at 2:15 PM, and the LAPD vs. LAFD Gyoza Showdown at 2:30 PM.
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