By Jennifer 8. Lee | October 19, 2009
There sixth annual dumpling contest will take place this Saturday, Oct. 24 during the first-ever New York City Dumpling Festival, presented by Chef One.
Here is the info:
Saturday, Oct. 24 1 p.m.
Sara D. Roosevelt Park
E. Houston Street, New York, NY (between Chrystie and Forsyth)
Registration: Call 718-744-6999 (though the deadline seems to have passed)
Last year, Joe Menchetti from Connecticut finished on top eating 66 dumplings in two minutes in the menâ€™s division, and Floria Lee from Queens finished on top eating 38 dumplings in two minutes in the womenâ€™s division
This year, the judges include Councilman (and likely Comptroller-to-be) John Liu.
The festival will include a giant dumpling cutting ceremony, a East Village dumpling tour, and a dumpling cooking class. Dumpling cousins will also be on plentiful display: gnocchi, tamale, Philippines palitaw, Malaysia kuih koci, Indian idli, and Polish pierogi.
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