Joey Chestnut, ranked the world’s No. 1 competitive eater, returned to Little Tokyo on Saturday for the 2017 Day-Lee Foods World Gyoza Eating Championship.
After missing last year’s event due to scheduling conflicts, Chestnut bested two-time defending champ Matt Stonie, gobbling 377 gyoza in 10 minutes to win the $2,000 top prize. He did not top his own record of 384, set in 2014.
Stonie, whose personal best is 377 dumplings downed in 2014, placed third Saturday with 291, behind second-place finisher Geoff Esper’s 317.
Follow the action in the video below: