Largest serving of tacos: world record set in Mexico City (VIDEO)
MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- A team of 89 cooks from Bancomer's cafeteria, led by one chef, made 12,00 tacos (flautas) from scratch in less than eight hours, setting the new world record for the largest serving of tacos (fresh made), according to the World Record Academy.
A team of 89 cooks led by one chef began work at 6:00am sharp to prepare 495 kilograms of beef skirt steak, 3,956 kilos of tortillas, 300 kilos of avocados, 165 kilos of panela cheese (a white, fresh and smooth Mexican cheese) and 200 litres of sour cream. Photo: Fernando Nava (enlarge photo)
The supplies were more than enough to meet the original goal and by 2:00pm, 12,000 flautas had been served and enjoyed by those in attendance.
A taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling. A taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and cheese, allowing for great versatility and variety.
A taco is generally eaten without utensils and is often accompanied by garnishes such as salsa, chili pepper, avocado, guacamole, cilantro (coriander), tomatoes, onions, and lettuce.
The kitchen at Mexico City's Bancomer Tower was recently granted Distinctive H certification by health authorities for its hygienic standards in food handling and preparation, The La Razon reports.