Watching Man Vs Food host Adam Richman taking on food challenges across US and making it to the country-side eateries' hall of fame, had many of us wishing that our city eateries offered similar challenges. So, The Chomping Championship sign at Singkong in Khar had to catch our attention.
If you are a dimsum fan, and think you can chomp down 45 dimsums in 45 minutes, then yo've got a free treat! Because if you fail the challenge, you have to pay up Rs 2000.
Singkok's chef Vikas Seth says that those who make it through the challenge that's on till April 30, they qualify for the final round to fight for a free three nights and four days trip for two in Singapore. For runners' up is a voucher of Rs 3000.
The big platter
"In round one, non-vegetarians are being served the Crystal Shrimp, Fish and Sesame and Aromatic Spicy Chicken dumplings, and for vegetarians, the challenge has Wasabi Edamame and Water Chestnut, Spiced Broccoli and Celery and Spinach and Vegetable dumplings," he says,
Winners of the first round will have to compete eating a special menu. "They can expect our signature dishes like Prawn Tempura, Pattaya Fish, Chicken Wrapped in Banana Leaf," says chef Seth.
On Day One of the challenge, 12 patrons tried for competition, and contestants barely made it in stipulated time, with only one qualifying for the second round.
The challenge could also turn participants into mini celebrities, as the restaurant is also in talks with different food channels to feature the competition on a food show.
Round 1: April 16 to April 30
Round 2: May 2 (final round)
Timings: During restaurant hours. i.e. 12 pm to 12.30 am
How Adam Richman does it
If you are a Man Vs Food fan, surely there have been times when you cheered Adam Richman chomp down on a food challenge from your couch as he tackled gigantic burgers and fiery-hot sandwiches. Richman says that to to maintain his health while indulging for the show, he exercises twice a day. And When the schedule permits, he does not eat the day before a challenge and he tries to stay "crazy hydrated" by drinking lots of water or club soda and forgoing coffee or soft drinks. After taping for a challenge is complete, Richman spends an hour or so on a treadmill.