Thistle BFG “Burger for Giant” Chow-down competition

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, will be the Thistle BFG “BURGER FOR GIANT” chow-down competition. If you can complete this monumental task, great things await!

So you like to eat. Your stomach is a chamber of steel in tip top condition, working 24/7, with the sole purpose of putting your ingested food through the biological process of digestion. But everyone has their limits, and when does too much food really mean too much?

This burger isn’t for the faint of heart, ladies and gentlemen, many came, but only a few have prevailed…

So, for all you bottomless pits and those brave-hearted souls, Thistle Hotel Port Dickson have put together a gastronomical burger eating challenge for you to finally gauge the strength and power of your guts! It’s the kind of burger that you’d need to unhinge your jaw in order to get your mouth around. Weighing in a whopping 2.5kg!

It consists of patties layered with chicken ham, fried eggs, cheese, onion rings, gherkins, pineapple on a bed of tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce. There’s also fries and two bottles of mineral water to wash it all down.

All that’s up for grabs for one of the most extreme eating challenge I’ve ever seen is glory, but the time to beat is 15 minutes. The competition took place on Friday, 31st August 2018 at Thistle Hotel Port Dickson. It was bittersweet to have to eat such a delicious burger so fast. Although, even if not for the challenge, anyone would be quick to take another bite. A crowd of 36 teams, 2 persons in a team arrived as early as 5pm to register as the 36 hungry teams and competitors braced for a big meal. Introductions got underway by the host and the crowd packed tighter along the pool side, counting down the seconds to the first bite!

In conjunction of the National Day at 6.30pm, all the competitors stood up for the National Anthem and flag raising ceremony accompanied with three shouts
Merdeka, Merdeka, Merdeka!” followed by ‘Pulut Kuning’ cake cutting ceremony. A few minutes later, the organisers led a short Zumba session and followed by an awesome fire works display that made the dark sky so bright and glittered! Followed by transferring the Giant Burgers to the competition table whilst the ‘Olympic Theme’ song was being played.

And then, we were off, each eater using their personalized techniques to tackle the BFG before them. Several water bottles were on hand to help us along the way. with an audience present and cameras rolling, the pressure was on, took off at full speed, tearing the gigantic burger into bits just small enough to fit in my mouth. My daughter, Anjali and I kept a good pace, ignoring the fries but doing a lot of damage to the 2.5kg burger, oversized bun.

The rules were simple:-

  1. Must finish within a time limit of 15 minutes everything edible on the plate.
  2. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so forth placings shall be determines based on a clean plate (nothing left) followed by closest i:e through weighing of balance unconsumed portion.
  3. Winners will win:
    • 1st prize 1Night stay in the Presidential Suite, Thistle Hotel Port Dickson
    • 2nd prize 1Night stay in the Thistle Suite
    • 3rd prize 1Night stay in Premium Suite
    • 4th prize 1Night stay @ Sofitel Damansara, KL
    • 5th prize 1Night stay @ Thistle Johor Baharu

In the end, we all tasted defeat as the timer ran out and didn’t taste that bad. Despite the laughable loss, Anjali and I walked away with our stomachs and sanity intact. The savory burger, finished or not, was well worth the prize! A competition that required a love for burgers, a big appetite and more importantly, SPEED!



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