World's largest sushi mosaic created in HK


Posted at Jan 09 2014 12:18 PM | Updated as of Jan 09 2014 08:18 PM

Participants place a banner after arranging sushi to create the largest sushi mosaic in an attempt to break the Guinness World Records during the 10th anniversary of a sushi chain store in Hong Kong. Photo by Bobby Yip, Reuters

HONG KONG -- More than 100 sushi chefs on Wednesday jointly created a sushi mosaic covering an area of 37.57 square meters in Hong Kong, creating a new Guinness World Record.

The world's largest sushi mosaic, featuring 20,647 pieces of sushi made from salmon, tuna and other eight types of food material, has beaten the record of sushi mosaic covering an area of 31.59 square meters set by a Norwegian company in September 2013.

To keep the sushi fresh, the whole process was completed in a skating rink with temperature of minus four degrees Celsius.

The record was set by Itacho Sushi, under the Taste of Japan Group, a Hong Kong-based Japanese food enterprise, to mark the 10th anniversary of its founding.

After the event, citizens could taste the sushi for free, and the rest will be packed and given to the Street Sleepers Action Committee (SSAC) and the Family Support Service Center of Kowloon District in Hong Kong.

The event was organized by Itacho Sushi, together with the two organizations.