Longest seaweed roll: South Korea sets world record

[South Korea] Goheung residents, government officials and tourists set a world record by making a 1,344-meter gimbap (seaweed roll) in South Jeolla Province; a total of 1,535 participants made the roll on the GeoGeum Bridge bicycle lane, setting the world record for the Longest seaweed roll, according to the World Record Academy.

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The Guinness World Records’ record for the longest spring roll measured 500 m (1,640 ft 5 in) and was made in an event organised by APOT. Asia (Australia), in Da Nang, Vietnam, on 5 June 2014.

Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest cake roll; it is 325.23 m (1,067 ft 0.21 in) and was achieved by Azusa Daiichi High School (Japan) at Tokyo Dome City Prism Hall in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan, on 1 October 2015.

The challenge was part of a festival on Geogeumdo, an island of Goheung County. The goal was to make a 1,040-meter gimbap, but it ended up 304 meters longer.

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About 600 kilograms of Goheung rice and 21,000 pieces of dried seaweed from the waters of Geogeumdo were used.

Gimbap or kimbap is a Korean dish made from steamed white rice (bap) and various other ingredients, rolled in gim (sheets of dried laver seaweed) and served in bite-size slices.

Gimbap is often eaten during picnics or outdoor events, or as a light lunch, served with danmuji or kimchi.

The Korea Record Institute, which register records with World Record Academy, measured the gimbap and presented a record certificate to the festival’s organizing committee.

The previous world record was a 1,030 meter gimbap made in the southeastern city of Daegu in August 2013.

 

Photo: Goheung residents, government officials and tourists set a world record by making a 1,344-meter gimbap (seaweed roll) in South Jeolla Province. About 600 kilograms of Goheung rice and 21,000 pieces of dried seaweed from the waters of Geogeumdo were used. Photo: Yonhap (enlarge photo)

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