Lonely Planet Writer

Mexico fighting to win back roast pork record from Philippines

It takes a lot of effort to break the Guinness World Record for roast pork but chefs in Mexico’s Yucatán region are determined to regain their claim to fame after being bested by a Philippines town last year.

Yucatan chefs are hoping to win back the world record with Cochinita pibil.
Yucatan chefs are hoping to win back the world record with cochinita pibil. Image by y6y6y6 / CC BY 2.0

The Yucatán set the record back in 2010 when chefs cooked up 3094 kilos of cochinita pibil, a local roast pork dish. That record stood until November last year when the Filipino town of Quezon City pigged out with a whopping 4045 kilos. Now the gauntlet is down and 120 cooking students are aiming to bring porcine glory back to the Yucatán during Expocampo Yucatán in March.

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