'Soba' slurper's 399 bowls too tough to beat

National Nov 10, 2009

'Soba' slurper's 399 bowls too tough to beat

Japanese food fighter Takeru Kobayashi, famed for his success at the annual Coney Island hot dog-eating contest — step aside. The new bottomless pit just slammed down dozens of small red "wanko" bowls of "soba" buckwheat noodles. After wolfing down 399 bowls of the traditional ...

Unseated champ Takeru Kobayashi practices whole dog

National Jul 25, 2007

Unseated champ Takeru Kobayashi practices whole dog

by Jun Hongo

Takeru Kobayashi prepares for the annual Nathan's International July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest the same way an Olympic athlete would prep for a track meet. He consumes well in excess of 6,000 kilocalories of food per day to enlarge the capacity of his stomach, ...

Man bites dogs like never before

Food & Drink Jun 19, 2005

Man bites dogs like never before

by David Mcneill

Meeting Takeru Kobayashi is like coming face-to-face with someone who has slept with Julia Roberts or had a near-death experience: You long to ask what it felt like. How does it feel to cram 4 kg of food into your stomach in less time ...