Three food challenges perfect for the Hong Kong Sevens
04 Apr 2019
Ever since the infamous Pie Man of the mid 1990’s food challenges have become as much a part of the Hong Kong Sevens as beer and rugby. We selected three of the most challenging to try during or after the rugby this weekend.The Six-Legged Taco Challenge
One of the newest challenges in town is at Te Quiero Mucho.
The challenge:eat 3 tacos and a pint of beer in 3 minutes.
The catch: all the tacos have a handful of extra-spicy fried grasshoppers!
The prize: successful participants get a free pint of Pilsner's! Diners looking for just a good taco should try the signature Carnitas (pulled pork) with pico de gallo or the Wagyu beef with salsa macha. Mojo Nomad, 286 Queen's Road Central, Central, 3423 3290, mojonomad.com/central/te-quiero-mucho800G OMG Burger Challenge
Back for a fourth year is the OMG burger challenge at Mirage Bar & Restaurant.
The challenge: finish the burger, fries and beer in 40 minutes.
The catch: the burger features a 800-gram prime beef patty, 12 rashers of bacon and four eggs on a giant bun, plus a large serving of fries.
To put this into perspective a Big Mac has a combined patty weight of just over 90 grams. Check the Facebook page for an amusing look at some who have tried and failed the challenge already.
The prize:eat for free if successful. Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, 2802 8888, facebook.com/MirageAtRenaissanceHomicide Hot Wings Challenge
If stuffing yourself senseless isn’t an appealing challenge, here’s one that will help you sweat out the toxins.
The challenge:eat six of The Big Bite’s extremely hot homicide wings in three minutes. A challenge that is sure to burn the next day regardless of success.
The catch: in addition to the wings being extremely spicy, you have to suffer for three minutes without anything to drink after finishing the wings. After watching the videos on its Facebook page “suffering” may even be an understatement.
The prize:a place on the homicide wall of fame - a rare honour. G/F Kar Fu Building, 196-202 Java Road, facebook.com/thebigbitehk