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Takeru Kobayashi

Forget about the waistline - contest winner chomps through six burgers in 10 minutes

The crowd loves an expanding waistline, as Gourmet Burger Union's first annual Kick Ass Challenge proved at its newly opened Wyndham Street outlet.

Thursday, 18 August, 2011, 12:00am

Channel hop

It's been years since we last visited the ladies along Wisteria Lane, so we thought we'd pop over and say 'hello' to the Desperate Housewives (Star World; Sundays at 10pm). For those who have kept up with the show - which may well be most of you - we have a few burning questions: where is Nicollette Sheridan? Bring her back! What is up with the gay couple?

3 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

No guts, no glory

There isn't a drop of soup left by the time Leung Hoi-ki finishes his bowl of noodles. That's perhaps not surprising; Japanese ramen in beef stock, topped with barbecued pork, soft-boiled egg and seaweed, is Leung's favourite noodle dish. The eye-popping element, however, is how long he took to gulp it down - 44 seconds.

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

China offers eating champ more than she can stomach

World female speed-eating champion Sonya Thomas can eat 44 lobsters in 12 minutes and 65 boiled eggs in six minutes and 40 seconds.

But there are things the Korean-American will refuse to touch when she comes to Hong Kong next month.

She will not eat anything weird and, definitely, under no circumstances, will she ever eat frogs' legs or - heaven forbid - dog meat.

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Paradise regained

There are occasional slivers of glass in the sand, the water is a little murky, and there are still many boarded-up buildings - a reminder of a recent past dominated by drugs, arson and gangs. The food is as greasy and unhealthy as it gets, the sun worshippers come in all shapes and sizes - many of them obese - and their dress hardly makes for a fashion parade.

20 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

World chompion

Whether it's hamburgers, dumplings or ... cow brain, eating contest supremo Takeru Kobayashi knows how to pull his weight, writes Lee Wing-sze

SINCE MAKING HIS international debut at a hotdog-eating contest in New York four years ago, Takeru Kobayashi has continued to amaze the world with his prowess at bolting down huge quantities of food in record time.

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Hot-dog king devours opposition . . . and 100 pork buns

He's invincible, concedes closest rival, who can only eat 47

It seemed he wasn't going to make it, but in the dying seconds Takeru Kobayashi gorged two barbecue pork buns in a gulp and broke his third world record, living up to his promise to eat 100 in 12 minutes.

15 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Ready, steady, gorge

JOHNNY WU Hung-shing has his eyes on the first of six bowls of fish-ball noodles. One hand hovers at the ready over a pair of chopsticks.

Wu is competing in last weekend's qualifiers for the Lung of the World Eating Contest - the name an indication, perhaps, of the way participants have to virtually inhale their food to stay in the game.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Challenging the eating champion

Five times International Hotdog Eating Contest champion Takeru Kobayashi will be challenging Hong Kong citizens' stomachs in this Sunday's 'Lung of the World' eating contest.

12 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Food contestants have appetite for big event

Forget table manners. When it comes to a chance to compete against Takeru Kobayashi, five-time winner of the World Hotdog Eating Championships, Hong Kong people will wolf down anything hot and quick.

7 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Big eaters can try their luck with the little champ

Throw him into a boxing ring and he's sparring with the lightweights - he weighs 65kg and is 173cm tall. But sit him in front of a mountain of hot dogs and he transforms into an ultra-heavyweight. Kobayashi Takeru (pictured), the world's eating champion, is coming to Hong Kong on August 13 to give our city's big eaters a chance to put their money where their mouths are.

22 Jul 2005 - 12:00am