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Any more ' INCREDIBLE EATING FEAT' stories??!!

Charles Yu Apr 25, 2013 03:04 PM

Recently, there has been a lot of buss over on the LA board about one of our fellow chowhounder 'Chandavki' aka David Chan's accomplishments!. His feat of eating in over 6297 Chinese Restaurants and having the experience documented has attracted even the attention of the media!

Out of curiosity, what other 'Incredible Eating Feat' have some of you encountered that is worth a mentioning??!!

In my case, I have the honor of working with a real gourmand in Paris ( an Aussie at that!! ) in the early 90's. His feat?!! ATE AT EVERY SINGLE MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANTS IN FRANCE!!!! Now, that, IMO, is mighty incredible too!!

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  1. fldhkybnva RE: Charles Yu Apr 25, 2013 07:55 PM

    Wow, 6297 Chinese restaurants and every Michelin star restaurant in France - quite the feats! I've never attempted anything of that nature but what a wonderful experience for you both. I'm sure you have great stories to tell.

    1. Chemicalkinetics RE: Charles Yu Apr 25, 2013 08:39 PM

      Just to place two links here:



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        Chemicalkinetics RE: Chemicalkinetics Apr 25, 2013 10:08 PM

        "“I have been all over the country and clearly L.A. is almost the best, along with San Francisco in the U.S.,” he said. “Then maybe New York, but New York does not have really good Chinese food.”"

        Ha ha ha.

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        sedimental RE: Charles Yu Apr 25, 2013 09:53 PM

        I have tried every kind of Doritos flavor from 1964 until now.

        Just kidding....I think....

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          Charles Yu RE: sedimental Apr 26, 2013 07:44 AM

          Good one!
          On the same tune, there must be someone out there who has eaten Big Mac every year from day one of its inception till now?!.......and still survive!! Ha!!

        2. K K RE: Charles Yu Apr 26, 2013 10:16 AM

          There are some lesser known folks, but are known in the Chinese, Japanese, and Taiwanese media...one guy in particular I recall watching on Japanese TV on Taiwanese cable a few years ago, his quest was to try every ramen restaurant in Japan, eating pretty much a bowl of ramen for each meal (so yes breakfast, lunch, and dinner). I think he was at least 75% of the way through, but this was several years ago.

          There is another guy in Japan who has claimed to have eaten 4308 different kinds of instant noodles since 1997 and keeps a website. I'm sure his stomach lining will be very well preserved once he's mummified.


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          1. re: K K
            Charles Yu RE: K K Apr 26, 2013 11:14 AM

            One of the 'Deadliest' food!!
            I'm surprise the Instant Noodle guy is not dead yet??!!

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            CDouglas RE: Charles Yu Apr 26, 2013 04:46 PM

            I personally have eaten at least one McRib every year it was available since its inception in 1982.

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              Chemicalkinetics RE: CDouglas Apr 26, 2013 04:58 PM

              Clap clap clap

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              BuildingMyBento RE: Charles Yu Apr 26, 2013 06:41 PM

              My proud feat is not having eaten American Chinese food for the past three years. Might as well be eating greasy sugar cubes.

              I would like to endeavor to drink all varieties of Foco.

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                fldhkybnva RE: BuildingMyBento Apr 26, 2013 11:40 PM

                wow that is a feat, we get into trends and have it once a week and have to admit quite enjoy though don't usually order the typical greasy sugar cubes

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                  suzigirl RE: fldhkybnva Apr 29, 2013 02:44 PM

                  And i order the family size greasy sugar cubes

              2. majordanby RE: Charles Yu Apr 29, 2013 05:26 PM

                I drank a diet coke yesterday...

                in a tall glass...

                with ice cubes....

                no straw.

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                  Chemicalkinetics RE: majordanby Apr 29, 2013 05:45 PM

                  That is very impressive because I would never want to drink another diet coke in my life.

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                    majordanby RE: Chemicalkinetics Apr 29, 2013 06:30 PM

                    indeed, it is a feat. when i did it, the L.A. times wrote an article about it.

                    For some reason I cant find the article on the interwebs...

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                      Chemicalkinetics RE: majordanby Apr 29, 2013 08:24 PM

                      :) Cheers

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