Monday, June 16, 2014

Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest: Moving '4-Ward'

Now on it's 4th year, this much a-waited event has earned the respect of many hungry Filipinos who want to test their mettle when it comes to gastronomic challenges. If Coney Island in New York, USA has the world-famous Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, then the Philippines definitely has Yoshinoya. And just like in the previous editions, the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest promises to be nothing short of exciting as more gyudon-loving Pinoys are expected to troop to the Yoshinoya stores and sign up.

Several customers dared to consume the most number of gyudon in 5 minutes, and after so many beef bowls consumed in the qualifying rounds done in the store, the names of those who are moving to the Grand Finals and these are some pictures of the finalists:

Finalists getting ready for the big fight
Finalists competed by eating the most number of bowls in 15 minutes. The Top Three(3) Finalists with the most number of bowls consumed and the least weight of food left after 15 minutes will be declared winners of the Yoshinoya Gyudon Eating Contest 2014

And definitely, this year's prizes get even better-and bigger-especially for the First Place winner, who will receive P150,000 in cash and a round trip ticket to Japan courtesy of Cebu Pacific, which flies two flights daily to Japan via Narita and Via Nagoya every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

The 2nd placer gets P50,000 while the 3rd placer takes home P25,000. Non-winners will each be given consolations prizes of P2,000 worth of Yoshinoya gift certificates.

There were activities like Pop Quiz, Bring Me's and Dance the Mascott that was enjoyable and added up participation from the people watching the event.

The competition itself is pretty intense, just watching the participants doing their own techniques on finishing up with the most bowls in 15 minutes. Starting out with and excited face to game face(eating competition version)

This really looks fun but pretty challenging base on my personal experience being a part of the media edition of the eating contest.

After 15 minutes of intense fight for consuming bowls, there goes the judging and while waiting for the results, the afternoon was spiced up by the pretty group of girls "The Sassy Girls".

After the performance here comes the results and the announcement of winners

This year’s Media Challenge Champion, Rommel Balbin from UNTV, won Php 50,000 and a roundtrip ticket to Japan.

Wayne Algenio finished 3rd place, winning Php 25,000 and other prizes

Brendon Viernes came in 2nd other prizes.

Singaporean Zermatt Liang Zhaoyuan flew all the way in the Philippines just to join Yoshinoya’s 4th Contest and took home the grand prize, winning Php 150,000 and a roundtrip ticket to Japan.

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