NYC Dumpling Festival and 10th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest Announced

Posted on: September 23rd, 2013 at 10:21 am by


[Photo: Tang’s Natural NYC Dumpling Festival]

Time to get your dumpling on. Tang’s NYC Dumpling Festival is headed to Sara D. Roosevelt Park and bringing the 10th Annual Dumpling Eating Contest with it. This year boasts a bigger prize ($2,000) to the person who can stuff the most balls of doughy goodness down their gullet. Last year’s victors David “Tiger Wings n Things” Brunelli and Floria Lee put away obscene numbers to secure the title – 74 and 46 respectively.

For those faint of heart, you can instead take a culinary tour of the wares to be had in the dumpling world – sweet, savory, steamed, fried – you get the idea. There will also be performances, activities, and the promise of a full belly.

“We pour our hearts into the NYC Dumpling Festival each year to bring the community together for a culinary experience that celebrates its diversity, while demonstrating that there is a way to eat healthy without sacrificing the taste,” said Tang’s Natural CEO Terry Tang.

The Festival is on September 28, from 12-5pm at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Contestants in the dumpling eating contest will gather from 1:00 pm to 2:00pm.

Tickets are $20 (cash only, day of) and allot you four dumpling tastes from the booths. 100% of all proceeds will be donated by TMI Charitable Foundation to the Food Bank For New York City, the city’s major hunger-relief organization.


[Photo: Tang’s Natural NYC Dumpling Festival]

[Photo: Tang’s Natural NYC Dumpling Festival]

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