Pork BBQ aims for Guinness record

  • Published : Mar 30, 2010 - 13:35
  • Updated : Mar 30, 2010 - 13:35
More than 700 kg of samgyeopsal - belly pork - will be consumed by 5,000 people on Sept. 19 in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the number of people eating pork at one event.
Korea holds the current world record, set in 2003 when the Seoul Yeouido Livestock Festival fired up grills more than 100 meters long and brought together 2,000 hungry folks for a juicy feast and record-setting event.
This time, organizers say, the grills will be twice as long and more than double the number of partiers will be called out to enjoy grilled pork as they go for another world record.
The event is part of Insamgol Festival, a ginseng promotion event, and will take place in a sports park in Jeungpyeong, North Chungcheong Province.
The organizers said Insamgol Festival will also offer various concerts and exhibitions, along with lots of unique, local food under the slogan "Healthy Life, Happy Life, Come to Jeungpyeong."

By Hyun Ji-hyang