Grossest gutbomb - 2004
This formidable category entails creating a foodstuff that's dense, greasy, sweet, and full of character, and the award knows no ethnic boundaries. At OTAFUKU, the beloved and authentically Japanese food stall, the foremost gutbomb is okonomiyaki, a pair of shredded-vegetable pancakes in a dense batter fried with a slice of pork belly annealed to the surface. The pancake is a lard sponge. Then it's topped with sweet dark sauce and squirted with mayo.