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TikTok chefs break world record for largest sushi roll

  • American professional chef Nick DiGiovanni (@nick.digiovanni) and Japanese TikTok star Lynn Davis (@cookingwithLynja) went to Boston on Oct. 7 to create the world’s largest sushi roll by width.
  • They prepared a huge roll that weighed the same as around 45,000 regular-sized sushi rolls put together.
  • The duo reportedly used a large sushi mold, around 2,000 pounds of sushi rice, 500 pounds of sushi-grade salmon, 500 pounds of cucumbers, thousands of nori sheets and millions of sesame seeds.
  • It took them and 6 other people around three hours to create their record-breaking sushi roll that measured 7 feet and 1 inch in width.
  • The previous world record, which was set by Daniel Ramirez from Chile, was 2.10 meters (approximately 6.89 feet) in width.
  • The gigantic sushi roll was eventually donated to a homeless shelter in Boston.

Two TikTok chefs have broken a Guinness World Record for world’s largest sushi roll by width.

American professional chef Nick DiGiovanni (@nick.digiovanni) and Japanese TikTok star Lynn Davis (@cookingwithLynja) teamed up to make food history on Oct. 7. The two friends went to Boston to prepare a gargantuan roll that would weigh the same as around 45,000 regular-sized sushi rolls put together.

New Japanese toy truck that makes sushi and then drops it off will have kids becoming itamae in no time

  • Japanese toy manufacturer Takara Tomy Arts announced the Kurukuru Norimaki Kojo, or the “Around and Around Sushi Roll Factory,” a toy factory that uses a truck, a simple circuit and various stations to make sushi in less than a minute. The Kurukuru Norimaki Kojo requires kids to help prepare ingredients before they can play. This includes molding the rice base using a tool, sliding nori (seaweed) into the Seaweed Rolling Gate and putting the toppings in the Topping Drop Station. Priced at 6,578 yen (approximately $49), the Kurukuru Norimaki Kojo is set for release in October.

Japanese toy manufacturer Takara Tomy Arts has introduced a fun way for kids to make sushi using a toy factory truck running on a simple circuit.

The toy factory is called Kurukuru Norimaki Kojo, or “Around and Around Sushi Roll Factory,” and was showcased on Takara Tomy Arts’ YouTube channel on Friday.

Taiwanese diners who legally changed their names to ‘Salmon’ to get free sushi discover they can’t undo it

  • Some of the 331 people who legally changed their names for a two-day promotion that gave free sushi are are now unable to reverse the changes.
  • The restaurant chain Sushiro ran the promotion in March 2021, resulting in hundreds of Taiwanese people paying a fee to legally change their names to “Salmon.”
  • Legislators in Taiwan's national parliament have proposed changing the name ordinance to allow people stuck with the name change to reclaim their birth names.
  • Taiwan’s government criticized the promotion at the time, complaining that it would create unnecessary paperwork.

Some Taiwanese people who legally changed their names to “Salmon” in exchange for free sushi are now stuck with the name one year later. 

Sushiro, a conveyor belt sushi chain restaurant, ran a two-day promotion in March 2021 where individuals with the Chinese characters for salmon, “gui yu,” would receive free all-you-can-eat sushi. The promotion, later called the “salmon chaos,” had 331 participants who paid a fee to legally change their names to those such as “Salmon Dream” and “Dancing Salmon.”

Florida man caught on video stealing local sushi restaurant’s Buddha statue

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A man was caught on surveillance camera stealing a Buddha statue from a sushi restaurant in Florida.

The unidentified man can be seen placing an order at the Sushi Sake restaurant in Cutler Bay. When the server walks away, the customer is seen grabbing the Buddha statue on the counter and walking outside to place it in his car before returning inside the restaurant.

TikTok video showing how a conveyer belt sushi restaurant in Japan quickly calculates bills goes viral

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  • TikTok users are impressed by the clever technology a Japanese revolving sushi restaurant uses to ring up customers instantly.
  • With over 3.3 million views and 800 comments, a 13-second video on the platform shows staff scanning a stack of different colored plates with a handheld device that appears to calculate the price automatically.
  • The handy scanner apparently removes the hassle of having to manually count the plates by their colors.

TikTok fans are impressed by the clever technology a Japanese revolving sushi restaurant uses to ring up customers instantly.

“Why Japan is living in the future,” begins the viral video by @allstarsteven, a Japanese food and travel content creator on TikTok and Instagram.

Meals at Manhattan sushi restaurant Masa will now cost $1,000 per person

  • A sushi bar in Midtown Manhattan will soon charge guests $1,000 per meal for a “prized bar seat” Omakase experience.
  • The new price will be implemented at Masa beginning in April when a per-person meal will increase by $150 for a total of $950, not including tax, tips or drinks.
  • The $1,000 meal includes six appetizers, among which is Masa’s signature Ohmi Beef Tataki, and 15 to 17 varieties of sushi pieces based on the season and Chef Masa Takayama’s “ever-changing inspiration.”
  • Prices for dinner reservations will also increase in April from $650 to $750.
  • Masa currently holds three Michelin stars and is the only restaurant in the U.S. that charges $1,000 per customer before drinks.

Masa, a three-Michelin-star sushi restaurant in Manhattan, will charge $1,000 per meal beginning in April – and that doesn’t include drinks. 

Located in Midtown Manhattan, the restaurant is one of five restaurants in New York City that boasts three Michelin stars and is now the only restaurant to charge $1,000 per meal, not including drinks.

Report: Vancouver is the world’s most ‘sushi-crazed’ city outside Japan

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  • Based on Google Trends data, Vancouver is the most “sushi-crazed” city in the world outside Japan.
  • The Canadian city, whose metropolitan area has over 600 sushi restaurants, received a perfect “sushi popularity” score of 100.
  • International food magazine Chef’s Pencil has declared that Vancouver is the “non-Japanese sushi capital of the world” and that “sushi’s global popularity is at an all-time high.”

A global ranking of cities with the highest concentration of sushi-lovers has placed Vancouver at the No. 1 spot. 

International food magazine Chef’s Pencil gave the Canadian city a perfect “sushi popularity” score of 100, as well as describing it as the “non-Japanese sushi capital of the world.”

‘I will definitely eat sushi again!’: California woman hospitalized after eating 32 rolls at buffet

  • Danielle Shapiro, 24, was sent to the hospital the day after eating 32 sushi rolls, four gyozas, two jalapeño poppers, a bowl of edamame beans and a bowl of miso soup.
  • Doctors told the California woman that she was suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a term used to describe chronic acid reflux that affects almost 20% of all Americans. 
  • “I will definitely eat sushi again!” Shapiro declared.

A California woman said she would “definitely eat sushi again” even after suffering from a severe stomachache the day after binge-eating 32 all-you-can-eat sushi rolls, among other dishes.

Danielle Shapiro, 24, shared what happened in a TikTok on Dec. 23, 2021 which she titled “All you can eat sushi gone wrong,” according to the New York Post. The video has already been viewed more than 11.3 million times.

Organ-dwelling parasite is a Japanese aquarium star because it looks just like sushi

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An inch-long sea creature that looks like a piece of salmon sushi has become the star of a Japanese Aquarium. 

All about the sushi-shaped creature: The Aquamarine Fukushima, located on the east coast of Japan, identified the sushi-shaped creature as an isopod — an order of marine invertebrates (animals without backbones) that belong to the greater crustacean group of animals.

The TikTok food trend that fuses sushi and pizza and was created by a Japanese chef in Toronto

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From watermelon with mustard to cucumbers with sugar, TikTok has brought us several food combinations that evoke intrigue, suspicion and a sprinkle of apprehension. But sushi pizza, TikTok’s latest food trend, is something we couldn’t possibly refuse. 

How do I make it?: Before you add store-bought dough to your shopping cart, know that sushi pizza doesn’t use the traditional base of flour and yeast. Instead, you’ll have to cook a sushi rice patty mixed with some rice vinegar, according to In the Know.