40,000 Diners Set Record for Mass Banquet in South China

By Daniel Plafker, March 7, 2018

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If there’s one thing Cantonese people like to do big, it’s food. Specifically, extravagant multi-course banquets that last for hours. Somehow though, it’s comforting to have that fact certified by an international organization that travels the world putting such claims of greatness to the test. 

That’s exactly what happened yesterday in Dongguan when, according to Zaker News, about 40,000 people gathered in a mass banquet to enjoy some good old-fashioned poon choi or ‘basin feast’ – a traditional Hakka meal consisting of varied ingredients layered in one big bowl, usually eaten on holidays and family gatherings.

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Staff from Guinness World Records were on hand to certify the mass-banquet, which was organized as part of the 2018 Machong Folk Customs, Culture and Tourism Festival, as the ‘Largest Ever Poon Choi Feast.’

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And really, what could be better than enjoying a steaming platter of lightly seasoned animal parts with 40,000 of your closest friends. 

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Watch footage of the record-breaking feast below (VPN off):

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[Images via Donguan Sun NewsZaker]

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