Record breaking soup thrown away


People were furious over the decision by Plaza Merdeka in Malaysia to get rid of the food, equivalent to 1,500 regular sized bowls.

The Plaza Merdeka in Kuching cited safety reasons for the move.

But it said the wastage was an “unfortunate oversight and misjudgement”.

It took 15 cooks and 18 hours to prepare the dish.

See the ingredients for Malaysia’s giant bowl of laksa

  • 100kg laksa paste
  • 225kg rice noodles
  • 90kg prawns
  • 1,008 eggs
  • 90kg bean sprouts
  • 80kg chicken

He also revealed that the giant bowl of laksa had started to give off an odour, BBC reported.

After being flooded with angry comments on its Facebook page, the shopping mall issued an apology.

“We are very grateful to the public for pointing out the issue of food wastage. We would not try to justify ourselves in this respect. We apologize for the oversight and misjudgement,” it said.

The angry comments included Justin Lim, who wrote: “To the organiser who throws away a few hundred kilos of meat, prawns, veg and over a thousand eggs, please google “famine” first and then after that live in shame for the rest if your life.”

Shar Izat Kasumajaya said: “All that the organisers thought of was acquiring the record. There are hundreds of thousands of people living under the poverty line. To throw away the equivalent of 1,500 bowls of food is just wrong. It’s shameful. It’s foul.”

But some other users, such as Patricia Kim, hoped the apology would put an “end to the saga”.


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