There have been times, usually after a night of heavy drinking, where we’ve managed to eat an entire packet of poorly cooked Indomie Goreng in under a minute before passing out on the couch. But even that’s nothing compared to the feat that Japanese competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi accomplished last weekend.
Kobayashi is known as one of the world’s best professional competitive eaters (yes, there is seriously a whole league for professional competitive eaters out there) and he was in Indonesia last weekend for a special demonstration of his makan mastery at the Jakarta Fair.
The event, sponsored by Indomie producer Indofoods, involved Kobayashi attempting to eat as many plates of Indomie Goreng as possible in just 3 minutes. Although the video unfortunately cuts out just before he finished, the slim Japanese man managed to down an insane 22 portions within the time limit. That works out to about one portion of Indomie eaten every 8.2 seconds!
About the only thing that slows down his lightning fast feast is drinking copious amounts of water (which is probably the only thing preventing all of the sodium in those noodles shriveling up his insides likes a mummy).
It is unlikely that anybody will be defeating Kobayashi’s Indomie eating record anytime soon. He has also set world records for numerous other foods, including once eating 110 bunless hot dogs in 10 minutes, 13 grilled cheese sandwiches in 1 minute, 93 hamburgers in 8 minutes and 62 slices of pizza in 12 minutes.
At a 2008 competition in Singapore he also managed to consume 5.4 kilograms of chicken satay in just 10 minutes.