Sugawara wins okonomiyaki eating contest

Mainichi has an English article about Hatsuyo “the Witch” Sugawara’s victory in a women-only okonomiyaki (Japanese pancakes containing vegetables) eating contest in Osaka Wednesday:

Each okonomiyaki weighs one kilogram and measures 30 centimeters in diameter.

Hatsuyo Sugawara, a 44-year-old housewife from Iwate Prefecture, won the contest after eating 5.2 pancakes, and received 550,000 yen in prize money, a solid gold spatula, and the privilege of having the restaurant’s largest okonomiyaki named after her.

Mio “Sakura” Takahashi reports she finished second with a total of 4.7 pancakes.

Contest video

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Comments (3)


  1. Anonymous said

    April 10, 2008 @ 9:09 pm

    Shes a hell of a site better than any of her kind over here.

  2. Asaryo said

    April 10, 2008 @ 10:49 pm

    She won $5,300 in US Dollars. Each pancake weighs 2.2 pounds. Her total is around 10.5 pounds. Even though Kobayashi is “retired”, the Japanese remain a formidable threat in the world of gastrinomic consumption. Joey, Pat, Bob, Rich, Sonya, and all the others out there can not rest or American eating will be forever compared to the US auto industry where the Japanese figuratively ate our lunch. I refrain from making the literal joke here…

  3. Anonymous said

    April 11, 2008 @ 12:10 am

    They are not just a formidable threat their girls are head and shoulers above anything weve seen in this country


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