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Eating and drinking challenges in Hong Kong

Got the hunger? Feeling competitive? Test your limits and tackle one of Hong Kong’s toughest eating and drinking challenges

By Holly Graham
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When it comes to eating challenges, no one really wins. You either fail miserably and lose the respect of your peers or stuff yourself into a vegetative state courtesy of an intense food coma. But who are we stop to you following your dream of getting your Polaroid on the wall of fame somewhere?

Whether you’re unhinging your jaw for a burger, limbering up your taste buds for high level spicy chicken wings or stretching your stomach to tackle tacos, get ready to take on Hong Kong’s biggest and best eating and drinking challenges.

Hong Kong eating and drinking challenges in Hong Kong

10 Taco Challenge – Caliente

Restaurants Mexican Tsim Sha Tsui

The Challenge: Scoff 10 beef or vegetarian tacos in under two minutes.

The prize: If you succeed, you get the tacos for free, a 20 percent VIP discount for your next visit and your photo on the winner’s wall.

The price for failure: $199.

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15 Shot Challenge – Geronimo Shot Bar

Bars and pubs Lan Kwai Fong

The challenge: Consume 15 different shots over the course of the night.

The prize: A free T-shirt and your very own plaque on the wall.

The price: Prices vary depending on the shots chosen.

Exterior of Hooters Hong Kong in Central
Photo: Christy Au Yeung

12 Slider Challenge – Hooters

Bars and pubs Central

The challenge: Finish 12 sliders in under 10 minutes.

The prize: Succeed and the sliders will be on the house.

The price for failure: $488.

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Half Yard of Ale Challenge – The Keg

Bars and pubs Pubs Lan Kwai Fong

The challenge: Beat whatever the current record is for drinking a half yard of ale in the fastest time.

The prize: You’ll get your name on the wall and a free Keg jersey.

The price: $65.

10 Shot Challenge – Marlin

Bars and pubs Pubs Lan Kwai Fong

The challenge: Drink 10 shots as fast as you can to beat one of the current top 10 records.

The prize: If you manage to become one of Marlin’s top 10 champions your name and photo will be posted on Marlin’s Facebook page and a board at the bar.

The price: $198.

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1kg Reuben Challenge – Morty’s Delicatessen

Restaurants Delis Central

The challenge: On Monday nights, head over to Morty’s and attempt to finish the 1kg reuben sandwich with fries and pickles in 30 minutes or less. That’s 750g of pastrami with Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing and sauerkraut on four pieces of rye bread.

The prize: Force down the whole 1kg and you eat for free.

The price for failure: $588.

24" Pizza Challenge – Paisano’s (Sai Kung)

Restaurants Clearwater Bay

The challenge: Eat an entire 24-inch margherita pizza with one friend in 20 minutes or less. You must order 24 hours in advance.

The prize: You’ll get the pizza for free and your names will be placed on the board along with your time. If you fail you need to give an extra $100 to charity, so everyone’s a winner!

The price for failure: $195.

This challenge is only available at Paisano’s Sai Kung outlet.

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Waffle Super Big Mac Challenge – Sweet Tooth

Restaurants Tsim Sha Tsui

The challenge: Ingest a tower of nine waffles in 45 minutes. This leaning tower of waffles is smothered with whipped cream, chestnut cream, ice cream, Oreos, ladyfingers, watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, red bean paste and chocolate syrup.

The prize: The waffles and all the trimmings will be on the house.

The price for failure: $208.

Ultimate Wing Challenge – Tiger Curry

Restaurants Japanese Causeway Bay

The challenge: Until August 2, chow down on four rounds of three wings, each increasing in spice level. Beat the timer and finish three wings from each round to be crowned the winner of the chicken wing challenge.

The prize: Finish them all within the allocated time and eat for free. If you’re one of the three fastest winners, you’ll be entered into a final round competition in late July to battle it out against the other fastest eaters. The ultimate champion will win $1,000 in dining vouchers for Tiger Curry.

The price: $148.

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