Universidad del Valle de México Breaks World Record


UVM Breaks Record

In tribute to the victims of the earthquake that struck Japan on March, 8th students in the UVM - Glion International Culinary and Hospitality program at Campus Aguascalientes, created a mosaic of sushi with the jaguar warrior figure, representing the state Chiapas for the 2011 San Marcos National Fair.

To create this impressive mosaic, the Campus Aguacaliente students spent more than 1,600 hours managing the logistics of the project and preparing the Japanese dish. When finished, the sushi mosaic measured 27.5 square meters and was equivalent to 1,867 rolls of sushi made with more than 158 kilos of rice. The whole process and final statistics were endorsed by a notary public.

The previous sushi mosaic record was a 20.13 m2 representation of the Chinese and Norwegian flags at the Norwegian Pavilion of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The previous world record sushi mosaic was created by 40 students who used 8.300 pieces of sushi, 120 kilos of rice and 65 kilos of salmon.

The preparation of this dish required:

  • 1,400 sheets of nori seaweed
  • 1,000 little dishes
  • 1,000 disposable cups
  • 240 polystyrene trays
  • 165 liters of drinking water
  • 158.40 kg of sushi rice
  • 35.76 kg of mango
  • 25.32 kg of carrot
  • 27 kg of cucumber
  • 25 makisu mats
  • 21.50 kg orange
  • 20.64 kg of whitefish
  • 20.54 kg lime
  • 19 liters of rice wine vinegar
  • 18 liters of soy sauce
  • 15 kg of shrimp
  • 15 large bags of crushed ice
  • 2 large rolls of vitafilm