Crew assembles 1,126-pound bowl of loco moco

Crew assembles 1,126-pound bowl of loco moco

HONOLULU (AP) - A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Chef Hideaki Miyoshi of Tokkuri Tei restaurant and volunteers Sunday put together a bowl of loco moco that weighed 1,126 pounds.

Loco moco was invented in the late 1940s in Hilo. There are varieties, but the basic dish consists of hot white rice, a hamburger patty, an over-easy fried egg and brown gravy.

The big loco moco bowl was prepared at the Fifth Annual Rice Festival.

Guinness World Records said the dish would have to weigh at least 1,100 pounds for consideration.

Miyoshi and his crew used more than 600 pounds of rice, 200 pounds of ground beef, 300 scrambled eggs and 200 pounds of gravy.

The dish was donated to charitable organizations.

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