Other world-eating records held by [Takeru] Kobayashi include 17.7 pounds of cow brains in 15 minutes and 20 pounds (9 kg) of rice balls in 30 minutes.
Takako Akasaka (Japanese: èµ¤é˜ªå°Šå Akasaka Takako b. February 24, 1955) is a Japanese competitive eater from Osaka, Japan. She is considered the most successful female competitive eater in Japan.
Akasaka is known as an excellent long-distance eater, specializing in sweet food, which earned her the nickname “The Sweet Queen” or “The Queen” among her admirers.
The Japanese word gyÅza (ã‚®ãƒ§ãƒ¼ã‚¶, ã‚®ãƒ§ã‚¦ã‚¶) was derived from the reading of é¤ƒå (Jiaozi in Mandarin Chinese) in the Shandong Chinese dialect (giaozi) and is written using the same Chinese characters.
The most prominent difference of Japanese-style gyÅza from Chinese style jiaozi is the rich garlic flavor, which is less noticeable in the Chinese version, and the fact that Japanese-style gyÅza are very lightly flavored with salt, soy, etc. Therefore, they are always served with soy-based dipping sauce (tare) seasoned with rice vinegar and/or rÄyu (ãƒ©ãƒ¼æ²¹, known as lÃ yÃ³u (è¾£æ²¹) in China, red chili pepper-flavored sesame oil). The most common recipe found in Japan is a mixture of minced pork, garlic, cabbage, and nira (Chinese chives), and sesame oil, which is then wrapped into thinly-rolled dough skins.