Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship

JACCC Plaza, 244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA
August 26, 2017

Say it loud and say it proud: The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship returns to Major League Eating’s 2017 slate of sanctioned eating events. It is beloved and for good reason: The Day-Lee Food Gyoza is a peerless example of this Japanese delicacy, often served as an appetizer or snack-on-the-go to civilians, and in the hundreds to Major League Eaters.

This year marks the 11th installment of the Championship. Over the years, we have learned much about the Day-Lee Foods Gyoza. We have learned that it is delicious. We have learned, in competitive eating terms, not so much a technique food but a capacity food—insert, ingest, repeat. We have learned that Major League Eaters can eat them in extraordinary numbers. The world record in the discipline was set in 2014 by Joey Chestnut, when he ate 384 Day-Lee Foods Gyoza in 10 minutes. That record will be on the line at the 2017 Championship. In 2016, Matt Stonie ate 323 Day-Lee Foods Gyoza in 10 minutes to claim the title.

The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship is the ultimate test of man vs woman vs gyoza vs the many temptations of Los Angeles vs oneself. It is a marquee event on the MLE calendar.

About The Day-Lee World Gyoza Eating Championship and the Nisei Week Festival!

Celebrating 11 years and over 19,000 gyoza consumed, the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship is proud to welcome Major League Eating’s best back to the Nisei Week! The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship will take place during the second weekend of the 77th Nisei Week Japanese Festival and all proceeds will benefit the Nisei Week Foundation. The Nisei Week Foundation is a non-profit 501c(3) charitable organization that produces the nine-day festival in order to celebrate and share Japanese and Japanese-American culture and history as an integral part of the City of Los Angeles’ historic Little Tokyo Community. Day-Lee Foods, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of NH Foods Ltd. NH Foods Ltd. has been delivering quality meat products to the food service and general consumer markets for more than 50 years. Their products are available at grocers nationwide under the Day-Lee Pride and Crazy Cuizine Brands.

The Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship will take place during the Nisei Week Plaza Fest at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) Plaza. The Plaza Fest will include food and vendor booths and the return of the Nisei Week Beer Garden. Event entry is free to the public, but seating will be limited.

Date: 2:30pm Pacific, on Saturday August 26th, 2017

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