66.7kg of Johor mee goreng sets world record


A feat: Onn Hafiz (second from right) receiving the Guinness Book of Record certificate from Official Adjudicator Guinness World Records Japan Sonia Ushirogochi. — Bernama

JOHOR BARU: The 2024 World Chefs Championship set a new Guinness World Record (GWR) after 86 local and foreign chefs successfully prepared 66.7kg of Johor mee goreng, says Johor Tourism director Sharil Nizam Abdul Rahim.

“We have been acknowledged by GWR, it is significant as the programme is important and supported by Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi.

“A total of 1,790 local and foreign chefs, including from Indonesia, China, the United States and Singapore, are showcasing their cooking skills in 255 categories during the three-day championship,” he said at a media conference after the launch of the championship in Persada Johor here yesterday, Bernama reported.

The event will also boost the gastronomic sector in Johor and raise the local culinary standards through exchange of expertise.

Participants have a chance to showcase the various cultures that are rich in culinary heritage during the championship, he added.

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