Indian students set record for largest Sushi mosaic

March 17th, 2008 - 10:45 pm ICT by admin  

Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) Mumbai students Monday created a new Guinness world record for making the world’s largest Sushi mosaic. The 15.16 square metre Sushi mosaic consists of a whopping 5,814 sushi pieces. The attempt, by a group of 20 students of the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, started at 7.00 a.m. and the record was broken at 4.35 p.m.

The previous record for the world’s “largest Sushi mosaic” measured 14.84 square metres and was made by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) at the Golden Terraces Shopping Centre in Zlota, Warsaw, in Poland, Nov 17, 2007.

The record-breaking Sushi mosaic consists of Maki Sushi, Inari Sushi, Nigiri Sushi, Uramaki Sushi, and Chirashi Sushi. The salmon used in the record-breaking Sushi mosaic was imported from Norway.

The ingredients used in the Sushi mosaic included Nori sea weed (720 sheets) Japanese rice (60-kg), Norwegian Salmon (15-kg), Japanese salmon roe (3-kg), Sushi vinegar (5 litres), sweet tofu skin (750 pieces), pickled radish (20 pieces), sesame seeds (1 kg), Wasabi (1/2 kg), carrots (5-kg), cucumber (15-kg) and pickled ginger (3-kg).

Chef Vernon Coelho, who supervised the team’s effort, said: “I am pleased that our team of aspiring Indian culinary art students have worked together to realise this project.”

“Their team effort, creativity, leadership, vision, with a touch of out-of-the-box thinking, and importantly the Indian philosophy of plain hard work and careful preparation have been able to achieve something amazing and fun together,” he added.

Backed by Harry Cheng of Maidoindia, a company promoting Japanese food, art and culture in association with METRO Cash and Carry (MC&C), Consulate General of Japan in Mumbai, Japan Foundation and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi, Innovation Norway, Norwegian Seafood Export Council (NORGE) and IHM Mumbai, the event showcased India’s challenge in the world of sushi.

All Nippon Airways (ANA) sponsored the event.

“I am pleased to know that India is breaking a Guinness World Record of Sushi today. As Japan and other countries are all looking towards India, we hope that this event will further promote understanding between not only India and Japan, but also all countries involved in the ever-growing internationalisation of sushi, through both vegetarian and non-vegetarian sushi,” said Anup Jatia, director of Maidoindia.

Commenting on the event, Martin Dlouhy, managing director of MC&C India said: “It is our privilege to be associated with such a unique event which showcases how the culinary world has become global.”

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