Largest sticky rice cake: Cambodia breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
SIEM REAP CITY, Cambodia -- The giant sticky rice cake, made to celebrate the Angkor Sankranta Festival 2015 (in Siem Reap City), weighed 4.04 tons, it is one meter in diameter and five meters long and took 45 hours to cook, setting the new world record for the Largest sticky rice cake (Ansom),
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Weighing in at 4 tons, and made with ingredients including 1 ton of glutinous rice, 500 kg of coconut milk, 15 kg of salt, 500 kg of mung beans, 500 kg of pork belly and 333 kg of banana leaves, the cake sets the new world record for the Largest Sticky Rice Cake. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest rice mosaic is 1,798 sq.m (19364.14 sq. ft) and was achieved by Chinese Taoism Folk Culture Association (Chinese Taipei) at Changhua City, Chinese Taipei on 8 November 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest rice cake; it weighed 3.68 tonnes (8,113 lb) and was made by Kwak Sungho and staff of Han Bbang (South Korea) at the 12th World Rice Food Festival, Dongjin-gun, Chungnam, South Korea on 7 October 2007. The rice cake was 3.7 m (12 ft) in diameter. The giant sticky rice cake, made to celebrate the Angkor Sankranta Festival 2015 (in Siem Reap City), weighed 4.04 tons, it is one meter in diameter and five meters long and took 45 hours to cook.
The World's Largest Sticky Rice Cake (Ansom) was made of one ton of sticky rice, 507 kg of pork, 499 kg of beans, 499 kg of coconut cream, 15 kg of salt, 4 kg of sugar, 3 kg of pepper, and 26 kg of garlic. The cake was packed by 333 kg of banana leaves and tied by 375 kg of strings.
"It is a pride for Cambodia. The world record title for the giant cake will bring Cambodia to global prominence," Chan Sophea, general administrator of the Cambodian Chef Association, said.
Ansom (the sticky rice cake) is Cambodia's traditional cake. It is usually made to bring to the monks and for the traditional ceremonies such as Pchum Ben ( Ceremony for the dead), Khmer New Year and also wedding ceremony.