Yoshinoya 4th Gyudon Eating Contest!


Japanese food has been a staple for some should they want to pamper themselves with a good meal. A hot bowl of Gyudon does just that. "Gyu" means "beef" "Don" means served on top of rice. The tasty and mouth-watering dish originates way back in 1800. Imagine your rice bowl topped with a savory beef and onion stirred in mild sweet sauce with fish, seaweed stock and sweet rice wine. Maybe you can't really get a picture of it in your head, but I tell you, it is good..

Surely we Filipinos are not a stranger to the famous beef bowl. Since 2001, Filipinos have been enjoying the dishes of Yoshinoya especially their popular gyudon. Yoshinoya now is celebrating 2014 with the "Yoshinoya Gyudon Challenge”. When I say challenge, it is an eating contest! Now on it's 4th year, the brand aims the idea in making gyudon an acceptable part of the Filipinos' daily meals said the President of the brand, Timothy James Yang. 

Yoshinoya invited food bloggers on one of their media challenge. The challenge was well... you guessed it... A five-minute eating challenge to finish as many gyudon bowls as you can!

Based on last year's record, finishing around 5-8 bowls in 5 minutes is a good time. :) Yoshinoya also has more dons or rice bowls to offer. Having these many choices is in a restaurant is really good. As for me, I'd stick with the Beef Misono or the Gyudon Beef Bowl.

Check out the bloggers after the 5 minute challenge and awarding with Mr. Timothy James Yang below.

There's the guy who will be competing along with other media, Ruel Umali who finished 4 and a half Gyudon Bowl in 5 minutes! 

Yoshinoya will be having the qualifying rounds in all Yoshinoya stores from Monday to Friday starting April 21 up to May 30, 2014. Here are the schedule
April 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30
May 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 26, 28, 29, 30
Pay P199.00, submit a filled-up registration forms and sign a health and release waiver, aside from a valid ID. Take-out, deliveries, bulk orders are not included.
The Finals Match will be held on June 14, 2014 at 1 PM in the Activity Center at Glorietta, Makati City. The forty-two finalists will be competing by eating the most number of bowls in 15 minutes. Finalists should release a Health Release and Liability Waiver prior to the Final Match. Each Finalist is given ten (10) regular beef bowls, and is assigned with a marshal. Finalists should not be holding or touching the spoon m fork, or chopsticks before the timer starts. NO VOMITING is allowed for the duration of the contest and 15 minutes after the contest proper. In case of vomiting, contestant is automatically disqualified.
The timer will start upon the go-signal of the host. After 15 minutes is up, the finalist should raise both their hands and step back from the table. Marshals will weigh remaining contents in bowls.
The Top 3 winning Finalists with the most number of bowls and least weight of bowl contents will win the following prizes:

1st Place: Php 150,000 CASH and Trip to Japan Tickets c/o Cebu Pacific
2nd Place: Php 50,000
3rd Place: Php 25,000
So, will you be the next one to be declared the next “Yoshinoya Gyudon Challenge” champion? Watch out for details by visiting www.facebook.com/YoshinoyaPhilippines.

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