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Gyoza Gut in Little Tokyo

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, the 13th 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. 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 79th 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. The event will feature food, vendor booths, the Nisei Week Beer Garden, and post-contest entertainment.

The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship is the premier competitive eating event on the West Coast and is notorious for hosting the world’s top competitive eaters. The showdown challenges eaters to devour as many Day-Lee Pride gyoza as possible in 10 minutes. 

The event is a part of the 79th Nisei Week Japanese Festival and will take part during Plaza Fest. There will be food and vendor booths, post-contest entertainment, and the return of the Nisei Week Beer Garden.

Reigning champ Joey “Jaws” Chestnut will be returning to try and break his world record of 384 Day-Lee Foods gyoza in 10 minutes. Will this be the year that the record is finally broken!? See for yourself in Little Tokyo!

Day-Lee Foods—who also makes a line of authentic, premium-quality Asian food—will be again partnering with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and donating a case of product for every plate of 25 gyoza consumed in the contest. For every pound of gyoza eaten, 20 pounds of food will be donated to help alleviate hunger in Los Angeles.

FREE ADMISSION! Limited seating and ample standing room will be available.

Location: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) Plaza in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo district at 244 S. San Pedro Street (between 2nd and 3rd Streets), LA, CA 90012 from 2PM-4PM 

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