Date
27 May 2017
Chefs cook a 4,192 kg. fried rice, a new Guinness record. But the food left a bad taste in the mouth of netizens who called it the 'world's biggest trash'. Photos: Baidu.com
Chefs cook a 4,192 kg. fried rice, a new Guinness record. But the food left a bad taste in the mouth of netizens who called it the 'world's biggest trash'. Photos: Baidu.com

Guinness fried rice record goes down in bad taste

What happens when you cook a 4,192 kg. fried rice?

You end up in the Guinness World Records and leave a bad taste in the mouth.

Netizens found the whole thing distasteful after organizers of a massive fried rice cookout in Central China’s Yangzhou city decided to throw the food to the pigs.

“Outrageous” and “world’s largest trash” were only two of the choice words they used to express their anger.

Video clips show tons of fried rice being shovelled onto garbage trucks and people stomping on it with shoes on, according to Ming Pao Daily.

Sang Jian, deputy secretary general of the World Association of Chinese Cuisine, said in a Weibo post that the fried rice was not fit for human consumption after being left too long in the open.

He said it was recycled rather than being dumped and wasted and would be fed to pigs.

Sang’s group organized the event with the Tourism Bureau of Yangzhou and the Yangzhou Association of Cuisine to mark 2,500 years of the establishment of the city.

A source said the organizers had planned to send the haul to school canteens or offer it to the public but changed their minds.

Guinness World Records in Yangzhou officially declared it a new record, beating the previous mark of 3,170 kg. set in September 2014 in Turkey.

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