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Are you into food challenges? If so, then you may want to check out “Food Fight!,” a new YouTube series that promises to shed some light on many of Japan’s most interesting food challenges.
The first episode of this new series was released last week (Apr. 21) to the YouTube channel Doga TV and in it the two hosts, named Tyler and Josh, pay a visit to a Chinese restaurant in Tokyo’s Iidabashi district that offers a 2.5 kg (5.5 lb) gyoza eating challenge.
Roughly equivalent to 100 normal sized dumplings and costing right around 10,000 JPY (90 USD), this monstrosity is not to be taken lightly.
So can these guys actually finish this giant Chinese dumpling? Find out in the video below.
Unfortunately, they weren’t able to conquer this jumbo gyoza challenge. However, there are other YouTubers that have. One of these is the very popular Yuka Kinoshita, who is well-know for her ability to eat totally absurd quantities of food. She took on this challenge back in 2014 and had such little trouble finishing this giant gyoza that after eating the entire thing she went on to eat a large bowl of fried rice and topped it all off with a bowl of soup. Watch this girl pull off this amazing feat in the video below.
If you happen to be in the Tokyo area and want to take on this food challenge, you’ll want to head to Kagurazaka Hanten, a Chinese restaurant located about a 2 minute walk from JR Iidabashi Station (West Exit) on Tokyo’s Chuo Line. However, just keep in mind that you have to call them up and order this gigantic gyoza at least three days in advance.
The address and phone number for Kaguarazaka Hanten can be found below. If you’d like a map, then check out the restaurant’s Tabelog listing.
Kagurazaka Hanten (神楽坂飯店)
1-14 Kagurazaka Shinjuku Tokyo