Just when you thought China couldn’t outdo itself, six chefs in Wuhan collaborated to create the largest single piece of youtiao ever made. The fried food item, which was unveiled at the 15th Annual Chinese Food Festival on September 24, measures a staggering 3.732 meters long. So. Much. Youtiao.
Youtiao is commonly known as the Chinese cruller or twister. It’s made with a strip of dough, which is deep-fried until golden brown, giving it a doughnut-like texture. With a pinch of salt for flavor youtiao is normally served with soy milk or rice congee for breakfast. You can find breakfast vendors frying them up nearly every other block in Shanghai.
Wuhan’s giant youtiao, of course, earned itself a place in the Guinness World Records, alongside that massive tea bowl mosaic in Shandong and the world’s longest pork kebab.
Not only did attendees get to share the record-breaking moment together (eh), they all got to try a piece of the 3.732-meter-long fried bread. Unfortunately we can only feast our eyes on the photos. Enjoy.