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The Fire Department Crushed The LAPD In A Gyoza-Eating Contest
LAFD vs LAPD at Gyoza Eating Contest for #NiseiWeek.Congrats FD 🚒 But thank u ALL for your service to LA! @LAFDtalk pic.twitter.com/JgeoD4Ovrr— Junko H. (@tekojuko) August 20, 2016
On Saturday, the Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship was held in Little Tokyo. In a real clash of the titans, the Los Angeles Fire Department took on the LAPD to see who could cram the most Japanese potstickers down their throats. This is a real rivalry that has been going on since the two agencies went head-to-head back in 2014.
Countdown to #GyozaX - Top 10 moment #5: @LAPDHQ v. @LAFD square off in their first showdown in 2014! 🚓 🚒 💪 #TBT pic.twitter.com/s26CFPpzkH— Gyoza Championship (@EatMoreGyoza) August 11, 2016
Reporter Claudia Peschiutta was on the scene this afternoon (it looks like she was far enough way from the, uh, splash zone, we guess), and captured the contest.
.@lafd kills @LAPDHQ in gyoza-eating competition. #dtla @knx1070 pic.twitter.com/MsitOno0k2
— Claudia Peschiutta (@ReporterClaudia) August 20, 2016
The final score?
Gyoza-eating contest:@LAFD: 170@LAPDHQ: 145#LAFD team member: If we competed in doughnuts, they would blow us way pic.twitter.com/nXLxP3GByq— Claudia Peschiutta (@ReporterClaudia) August 20, 2016
Apparently there was a rapper, there too:
"Welcome to Little Tokyo/Where we eat gyoza by the truckload" - rapper, professional eater @BadlandsBooker performs pic.twitter.com/WgokdJlraw— Maya Lin Sugarman (@mayasugarman) August 20, 2016
The guy on the right—a legend in the competitive eating world, Matt Stonie— wound up winning the individual competition, chowing down on 323 gyoza in 10 minutes. Good lord.
World Gyoza Eating Championship...10 minutes...all the gyoza you can eat! #dtla @KNX1070 pic.twitter.com/2eEDH7RUJA— Claudia Peschiutta (@ReporterClaudia) August 20, 2016
According to the Eastsider, the gyoza eating contest was part of Nisei Week, which celebrates Japanese-American culture and traditions. Here are some graphic photos from last year's event.
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