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Ready for beef!

I’ve actually lined up a couple of non-ramen blog posts for the week, but I decided to jump the blog queue and write about the Las Vacas Steak Challenge 2012 instead. In case you’re wondering (since it’s been sort of a mystery on twitter and Facebook), yes, I joined the Las Vacas steak challenge with Wei Ni yesterday afternoon.

5 mins before the challenge

Fast fast...hungry already!


I didn’t expect to win, seriously. I went there to have a good time with friends and RM100 for all-you-can-eat grass fed rib eye was a good deal. So I signed up just to enjoy myself. In fact, I was telling rif over lunch (he had lunch, I didn’t) before heading to Las Vacas that I wasn’t hoping to win at all. Because how can a cili padi win, right? Plus, I never did any eating competition before, so winning was out of the question. So I thought.

Challenge accepted!

I’m generally a fast eater. And I love a good rib eye. The challenge involved eating as much rib eye (300gm each) as one could. The first steak I got was slightly over medium well, which I didn’t fancy. Luckily, I got a nice, medium rare piece the second time around. And the third. And the fourth. And the fifth. And the sixth. If you all thought I was struggling or suffering, I hate to break it to you. I actually enjoyed my steaks, the civilized way. I used my cutlery and I chewed my meat. Some people actually used their hands and started shoving steaks down their throats. Like carnivores.

1st steak. You get a sticker each time you finish a piece.

Om nom nom nom...

2nd steak

3rd steak

4th piece!

5th piece!

*gasp* 6th piece!

Unfortunately, my seventh piece (I can’t believe I even made it to the seventh piece!) wasn’t as nice. Partly because this was medium well AND because spectators started crowding on my side. I don’t fancy crowds and I hated it when some people shoved their cameras and camera phones to my face while I was trying to enjoy my meat. That’s just f**ked up! Can’t a girl eat her steak in peace? Geez…learn some manners people WTF.

Annoyed face. After a few idiots tried shoving their cameras in my face.

7th piece!

By then, I lost my mood and stopped eating. Not because I couldn’t put in more meat, but because I found the crowd stuffy. So I slowed down. And played with my phone. And updated Facebook…until time was up. I was pretty chillax-ed about the whole thing. rif came running over and said he suspected I just won the challenge. The emcee speculated it as well. About the emcee…I ignored him because he was very distracting and I didn’t like someone talking to my ear WITH a mic. So I choose to pretend he didn’t exist and talked to Wei Ni’s friend in front of me.

5 seconds timeout to pose for the hubby. :P


Apparently, I ate 1.94kg of rib eye. The second and third place winners were quite far behind – 1.3kg and 1.2kg respectively. Our body sizes were pretty far behind too. Go look at the picture of the Top 3 to see for yourself.


Happy dance.

"Kecik-kecik cili padi" :P

I won a 4D 3D trip to Gold Coast Australia (flight and hotel stay only). Thank you Las Vacas. I remember telling Wei Ni I wouldn’t be able to eat for the next 2 days with almost 2 kg of beef in me. But I was wrong. My stomach started churning acid like crazy and I could actually feel the meat get digested inside. By the time I was 10pm, I felt hungry. I wonder if last year’s winner felt the same way.

If I eat more beef...will I grow taller?

If any of you bump into me the next couple of weeks, please DO NOT attempt to feed me any more steak. I’ve more than reach my intake of beef for the next month or so. Now, back to organic food for the next one week!

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Melissa March 26, 2012 - 9:28 am

VICTORY! VICTORY! Wow…never look down on a ‘cili padi’..I salute you.
CONGRATS on the winning prize. 4D 3D trip to Gold Coast Australia (flight and hotel stay only) sounds good oso. ;-)

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 9:32 am

Thanks! Yeah…some people actually joked to my face that I wasn’t going to make it past one piece. Clearly…they don’t know me. :P

ulric March 26, 2012 - 9:30 am

U go gal! Ur metabolism rate is outta this world! @.@

Btw, Baby Sumo’s hubbie just reviewed Ril’s :P

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 9:32 am

Errr…no more steaks for now! Kthxbye! Lol

ulric March 26, 2012 - 9:37 am

Haha…tot so! :P

Congrats on ur ‘cili padi’ win! :)

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 9:40 am

Thanks! :)

Tony March 26, 2012 - 9:48 am

U are amazing. Congrats!

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 9:50 am

No la. I was lucky. But damn full after that. I looked 3-4 months pregnant after that!

rubern March 26, 2012 - 10:03 am


Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 10:11 am


Lyrical Lemongrass March 26, 2012 - 10:20 am

Well done, girl! Good job!!

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 10:26 am

Thanks Meena!

ciki March 26, 2012 - 10:50 am

Congrats girl! so funny – u shld hv socked the MC one! hahaha

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 10:55 am

Hahaha…I should have jabbed him with my fork! :P

iamthewitch March 26, 2012 - 11:09 am

Unbelievable!! Look at the stickers!! Haha congrats girl!! :)

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 11:51 am

Lol thanks!

cacah March 26, 2012 - 11:23 am

hebatnya! :)
250g is enough to feed me…

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 11:52 am

Hahaha…250gm is a good portion in general. :)

Michelle March 26, 2012 - 11:27 am

I can’t make it past 200 grammes. Gosh.

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 11:53 am

Honestly, I think the only reason why I could finish this was that fact that it wasn’t Wagyu. Less fatty, easier to eat. :P

Choi Yen March 26, 2012 - 12:41 pm

Congrats! Btw do u have an elastic stomach? ^___*

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 1:34 pm

No la…that’s why I looked 4 months pregnant after that. Hehe

Baby Sumo March 26, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Congrats!!! You are the woman!!!!! Salute ;)

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 1:35 pm

Thanks. But NEVER AGAIN. I can’t look at beef and go “yum” any time soon!

lotsofcravings March 26, 2012 - 2:20 pm

wow congrats! 2kg of beef? way to go. i dont have ever tested myself but hey if there was an all you can eat like this, i wouldt mind!

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Go join the challenge next year la! :)

Sean March 26, 2012 - 5:40 pm

omigosh, congratulations! this proves that nobody should underestimate you ever! i won’t be betting against you if you join again next year! :D

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Hahahaha! I won’t be allowed to join next year. Rules of the competition, me thinks. ;)

Gopeng Zai March 26, 2012 - 7:56 pm


Wei Ling March 26, 2012 - 9:43 pm

That is really a feat.moreover,the 2nd place one is really far behind

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 11:21 pm

Yeah…didn’t expect it!

missyblurkit March 26, 2012 - 10:08 pm

omg! i wished i knew about that event? my records thus far is almost 1.2kg. let’s note at steak the next time we meet. its supposed to be ramen!

Bangsar Babe March 26, 2012 - 11:23 pm

Waaa….then you might be able to up me on this. ;)

tasha March 27, 2012 - 9:51 am

wah it was you, bangsarbabe!! I should have take picture with you.. AGREE with you the MC was a bit annoying.. distracting I can say.. :) congrats!

Bangsar Babe March 27, 2012 - 9:57 am

Don’t know if he was instructed to distract us or that he was plain annoying. Thanks! :)

josh March 27, 2012 - 11:27 am

un-freaking-believable……..i would normally imagine someone who wins contest like this having greasy stain all over the face with eyes popping out from the sockets…….but you still look every bit your gorgeous self after 2kg of meat…..impressive.

i guess all those years of food blogging has trained you well.


Bangsar Babe March 27, 2012 - 11:34 am

Awww…you’re too kind la Josh. I used cutleries, that’s why there was minimal mess. Hahaha…yeah, food blogging helps. ;)

DropsofContentment May 30, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Holy Cow! (pun intended). 7 steaks?? And not a hair out of place. Soo envious..and not just because of the 3D2N to Australia. =P

Bangsar Babe May 30, 2012 - 10:05 pm

Lol thanks! I was lucky. Was in good form. ;)


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