Much apologies for the lack of updates! I have been busy with a module report and I'm glad that it has finally been submitted. A small break from all the statutes and regulations to write on something a lot more fun!
I always thought that I was a quick eater. From gobbling down god-knows-what during army to meet the next timeline to the girlfriend complaining that I always rush during meals, I feel quite positive with my eating speed. So when the CP Biggest Eater Contest returned for the 2nd time this year, I quickly jump at the chance to test myself! The mission? Eat a minimum of 30 CP shrimp wantons in 5 minutes!
Pulling a buddy along to join the contest, we turned up for the heats at Orchard Central and had only another young fellow to join us for our timeslot. The curious mum and ever-supportive girlfriend were there to cheer us on too! A brief tease by the MC and we were off!
Photo Courtesy of CP Foods
We were each given a tray of small cups, each holding two shrimp wantons. It was only when I put the first one in my mouth that I realised how dry they were! Served warm (thankfully), the skin kind of stuck together, turned mushy after a few chews and was rather difficult to swallow.
Nonetheless, CP's wantons are really quality stuff as each one consisted of a whole shrimp with crunchy texture and distinct flavour. I was rather enjoying my first few wantons slowly until I noticed the time. Damn, a minute has passed already!
Then it became a systematic process. Pop, chew, drink, swallow, and grin at my buddy. The tastebuds no longer worked after awhile. I totally didn't bother to count how many have I eaten and the only thing I noted was the remaining time. The girlfriend caught us in plenty of unglam shots looking like toads and hamsters!
And the time was up! I thought to myself, okay, I should be quite safe huh? That felt like a lot.
"Daniel, you have eaten 15 cups, so that's exactly 30! You have passed to collect our goodie bag! Congrats!"
Wah, that was close! So I'm definitely nowhere near a fast eater, but the experience was outrageously fun and absolutely worth it! Then again, I can still claim to be a big eater, as I went for a proper lunch at Imperial Treasure HK Cafe immediately after. Yup you read that right!
And here's the content of the little cooler bag they gave! I haven't eaten any of them yet, but they sure look tempting!
Anybody keen to join me next year? Need to start training already!
A little video from CP. 1 second of fame at 0:53!
Taken with Canon 5D Mark II and HTC Sensation
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