A restaurant in Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has become famous for serving arguably the world’s largest sushi dishes, up to 20 cm in diameter and nearly 6-kg-heavy.
The Umewaka Restaurant in Anjo City, Japan is unlike any other sushi restaurant in the world. Here the world-renown Japanese delicacy doesn’t come in bite-size servings, unless your name is Francisco Domingo Joaquim and you have the world’s largest mouth. At Umewaka, everything from the futomaki roll to the nigri zushi comes in super-sized servings no one man could hope to finish in one sitting.
The giant futomaki roll prepared at this unique establishment is called the “Generous Roll” and contains 24 tasty ingredients, including a variety of fish and seafood, vegetables, rice, all laid out on a 2-meter-long piece of dried seaweed. It weighs almost 6 kilograms, reaches 25 cm in diameter and needs to be ordered at least 2 days in advance. As you can imagine, such a delicacy isn’t cheap. You and your friends will have to fork out ¥15,000 for one of these babies, but you’re guaranteed to walk out of the place belly full.
In case you’re more of a sushi nigri style fan, Umewaka Restaurant has you covered. You’ll be offered an over-sized wooden platter full of jumbo goodies like Ikura, Tamago, Maguro, Octopus and Squid. The slab of Maguro alone is apparently big enough to make 40 regular-size portions of nishi-zushi. And just in case you lack a sense of proportion, the restaurant also offers customers a complementary mini-sushi plate that comes in a matchbox, which only makes their servings seem even bigger.
I’m not a very big fan of sushi, but I know a few people who would book a flight to Japan just to try one of the super-size goodies served at Umewaka.