MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Philippines has just earned another Guinness World Record for the largest serving of roast pork (lechon). The previous record was held by Mexico.
Some 4,045 kilos of roast pork was unloaded on Sunday at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, breaking the previous record set by Mexico in 2010 (3,094.2 kilos).
The event was sponsored by Calata Corporation, the country’s largest retailer and distributor of top agrochemical brands, feeds and fertilizers, which slaughtered 330 pigs.
The lechon was served to the public free of charge.
Guinness officials are still verifying if this Philippine record also qualifies as the largest serving of cholesterol.
This is the second pork-related Guinness World Record achieved by the Philippines.
The first was the distinction of having the largest pork barrel scam in the world. The scam, which involved elected and appointed government officials as well as private business persons, cost taxpayers a whopping Ten Billion pesos.