Last year, Japanese food delivery specialist Gochikuru sold a MASSIVE bento box crammed with 4.5 kilograms (almost 10 pounds) of authentic wagyu on their website. Containing ten different cuts from across the entire cow, this wagyu feast was coveted and sold out fast as demand skyrocketed.
Gochikuru’s bento box isn’t done, though, as it’s coming back with year-round availability and with a shiny Guinness World Record attached to it: The world’s most expensive bento box.
Photo courtesy of Gochikuru
The total price of this feast, which also comes with 4 pounds of Kinu Musume rice and an entire root of legit wasabi, is 292,929 yen, or just under $2600 US Dollars. That was more than plenty for Guinness to certify Gochikuru with the prestigious honor of selling the world’s most expensive bento box.
Those interested in getting the box for themselves can order it online year-round now, as Gochikuru has added it to their permanent lineup of meals. You do still have to be in Japan to get the box, and will have to order it two weeks in advance. But if you’re traveling to Japan anytime soon, know that you can get one of these in advance and feast on wagyu with your crew upon arrival.
Guinness doesn’t just go around recognizing everything as a record, but this massive cheeseboard in Madison, WI, definitely made the cut.
With over 145 different types of cheeses, the 35-foot long board consisted of just about every cheese you could think of.
Put together by the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, the Guinness World Record breaking cheese board checked in at 4,437 pounds (just over two tons). That’s the weight equivalent of four sets of beluga whale testicles.
This Wisconsin cheese board destroyed that record by over 1,000 pounds of cheese.
It only makes sense that Wisconsin holds this new record, as they are the state that makes 48 percent of the country’s specialty cheese. As any Packer fan will tell you, it’s pretty much the cheese capital, and deserves this type of honor more than anyone.
Menudo is one of the most well-known meals (and hangover cures) to come from Mexican cuisine. Made with tripe (the edible lining of a cow’s stomach), hominy, and plenty of warm chiles and spices, this soup has become a popular weekend staple. Recently, one Mexican food company stepped up big to pay tribute to the hearty, spicy menudo.
Photo courtesy of Juanita’s Foods
Juanita’s Foods, a producer of hominy, posole, menudo, and other Mexican foods, set a Guinness World Record this weekend, for the largest menudo ever conceived.
It required a 300-gallon kettle to cook everything and weighed an astonishing 2,439 pounds.
Juanita’s Foods worked with culinary students and instructors from the Arts Institutes to make the record-breaking feat happen at their headquarters in Wilmington, California.
According to a press release, over 980 pounds of tripe, 600 pounds of hominy, and 171 pounds of spices and chiles went into making this massive menudo batch.
A Juanita Foods representative confirmed to Foodbeast that the minimum requirement to set the record was 1,100 pounds, meaning that just on the amount of tripe and hominy alone, the mark was easily eclipsed.
It took about 6 hours to cook the menudo at the event where the Guinness World Record was confirmed, and it fed approximately 800-1,1000 people who attended, including Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti. The rest was donated to local community service organizations, including The Dream Center Foundation, Food Finders, and Long Beach Rescue Mission.
A woman who happened to come across a 5 pound avocado on her morning walk may be in line for a Guinness World Record.
Hawaii resident Pamela Bryant Wang discovered the massive fruit while on a Sunday walk. The avocado was underneath a tree that hung over a street, and free for anyone to take.
“I see avocados every day, and I pick up avocados every day, but this one… it was hard to miss,” she told West Hawaii Today. After taking it home and showing to some friends, she was convinced to have the avocado weighed and submitted to Guinness World Records to see if hers broke the record for heaviest avocado.
Currently, that number is set at 4 pounds and 13.2 ounces. Wang’s find checked in at 5.23 pounds, which is more than enough for her to claim the title. Guinness will verify if her results are valid or not within a couple of months.
As for the avocado, after being officially measured and weighed, half of it was enjoyed by Wang and her friends, who commented that it was “very good.” The rest was given to a local restaurant for their customers to enjoy.
After getting his first-ever Guinness World Record for the fastest time to filet a fish last week, Gordon Ramsay isn’t stopping at just one.
On this week’s episode of his new TV show The F Word, which airs live Wednesdays on FOX at 9/8pm Central, Chef Ramsay teamed up with his youngest daughter, Tilly, to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most eggs cracked with one hand in a minute by a team of two. To make it even more of a challenge, Team Ramsay had to go up against chef and Guinness World Records enthusiast Ross McCurdy and his daughter, Mira. Ross has already won the individual record for cracking 32 eggs with one hand in a minute back in 2011, so Gordon and Tilly definitely had their hands full with this challenge.
In this duel of the duos, eggs were only counted as valid if no shell was present in the glass they were cracked into. Additionally, each team had to crack at least 28 eggs, using only one hand, in the allotted time.
Gordon Ramsay and Tilly did pretty well, barely eclipsing the 28-egg minimum by one to break the record. However, they were no match for the McCurdy squad, who cracked 33 valid eggs in 60 seconds to set the new Guinness World Record.
Better luck next time, Chef Ramsay. At least you’ve already got one Guinness World Record, which is more than what most people in the world can say they have.
Gordon Ramsay may have 16 Michelin Stars and multiple restaurant and TV awards, but a Guinness World Record has been a coveted accolade that’s constantly eluded him — until now.
As part of his brand-new TV show The F Word, which airs on Wednesdays at 9/8pm central on FOX, Chef Ramsay challenged viral halibut filleting sensation Jenna Fabich to a contest to see who could break down their fish the quickest. As an added challenge, Guinness World Record judges were on hand to see if either participant could shatter the record for fastest time to filet a fish.
The criteria to beat the record were simple: 15 portions of halibut that weighed 40 grams or more had to be prepped in 2 minutes or less. While Jenna was only able to come up with 13 usable pieces in her attempt, Gordon cut the required amount of valid pieces in with plenty of time to spare, finishing in just one minute and five seconds to claim his first-ever Guinness World Record.
When discussing his thoughts on the contest on our F Word Recaplivestream, Chef Ramsay revealed to Foodbeast’s Reach Guinto that while filleting, he was oblivious to the fact he was setting a record pace.
“I had no idea I was going so fast, because I was just doing it normally.”
Setting a world record doing what he always does? Just another day in the life of Gordon Ramsay, I guess.
The ghost chili, or bhut jolokia, is one of the hottest peppers on the planet. Averaging in at over a million Scoville heat units, it can be 40 times hotter than a jalapeno. Imagine trying to just eat a bite of one of those raw.
Now imagine eating THIRTEEN of them. Sounds crazy, right?
Not for new Guinness World record holder Kevin “L.A. Beast” Strahle, who managed to down the baker’s dozen worth of ghost peppers in under two minutes. Guinness World Records, who recorded the whole thing on Facebook before uploading a video of the effort to their YouTube channel, weighed Strahle’s total ghost consumption at 121.9 grams: nearly double the previous world record of 66 grams.
This guy must have a stomach of pure iron, because I’m pretty sure that amount of heat in such a short amount of time could burn a hole in somebody’s stomach or send them to the hospital.
It’s definitely impressive to watch, but please don’t try this at home. Unless you have the entire local fire department (and a Guinness World Records adjudicator) nearby, that is.
We all enjoy seeing food the size of SUVs. And yes, there was a sigh of relief when I noticed that the US wasn’t the only one to set food records of massive proportions. This list takes local food challenges to the next level with these behemoth, hellacious works of art. We dare you to clean your plate.
Who: Deer Run Camping Resort
What: 121.11 Kilograms
Where: United States
You said gimme some more, and they delivered. At a mere 267 pounds, this campfire delight could probably feed all of the Girl Scouts across America. In Gardners, Pennsylvania 104 volunteers helped create this behemoth. Bask in all its glory.
Largest Hamburger Commercially Available
Who: Juicy Foods
What: Weighs 777 pounds
Where: United States
But really? Hold the cheese? OK, but we are still very impressed. This enormous burger could make an appearance at your next Super Bowl party, just make sure to give the restaurant 48 hours notice.
Largest Serving of Lagman Soup
Who: Kazakh Geographic Society
What: 687 Kilograms
No soup Nazis here, just oodles of noodles. Following a traditional recipe by a team of 30 chefs, Kazakh Geographic Society celebrated their five year anniversary on national unity day with a huge helping of Lagman soup.
Largest Gluten-Free Pizza
Who: Dovilio Nardi
What: 1261.65 Square Metre(s)
Do you think you could eat this whole thing guilt free? Would you get a t-shirt? Prepared by Dovilio Nardi, Andrea Mannocchi, Marco Nardi, Matteo Nardi and Matteo Giannotte, this pizza has a bigger plan. This pizza was named Ottavia after the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus. The purpose of this pie was to spread the message to the world about the importance of health conscious food choices … and this pizza party just got serious.
Largest Chocolate Truffle
Who: Mirco Della Vecchia
What: 1,768 pounds
The largest chocolate truffle weighed in at 1,768 pounds of pure gluttony. Dark chocolate, Amarena cherries, cream and a dream made this creation come to life. Now this is how you get chocolate wasted.
Largest Fruit Cobbler
Who: Hampton Inn of Ruston
What: 2,251 pounds
Where: United States
What does one do with 819 pounds of peaches, 454 pounds of sugar and 312 pounds of butter? Make a colossal peach cobbler for the Annual Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston, Louisiana.
Largest Fruit Salad
Who: Spar Österreichische Warenhandels AG
What: 19,158 pounds
If only it were deeper — so we could swim in it. The largest fruit salad weighed 19,158 pounds. A lot of fruits were in attendance.
This is what an adult slip n’ slide should look like … made with Zabaione cream, coffee, mascarpone, cream, Sovoiardi biscuits, sugar, cocoa and whipped cream. Plan of action: face-first.
Who: Landmark Amman Hotel & Conference Center
What: 164.80 pounds
Opa! The largest falafel weighed in at 164.80 pounds and was prepared by ten chefs using the traditional recipe of chickpeas, parsley, and coriander with mixed spices. It took 25 minutes to deep fry this bad boy and was later served to 600 hotel guests. I only hope they had enough tzatziki for everyone.
Largest Crab Cake
Who: Handy International Incorporated
What: 300 pounds
Where: United States
The largest crab cake weighed in at 300 pounds of fresh Maryland blue crab meat. I’d imagine that anyone allergic to shellfish were evacuated from the city leading up to the event. And that EpiPens were in everyone’s goodie bags.