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Groupon creates the world's biggest bento box as sushi is named London's favourite lunch

| by Drew Middleton

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Surprise: sushi is now London's lunch-time treat of choice. Teaming up with Miss Cakehead and Brands2Life, Groupon have rolled up the world's biggest bento box.

It's not your everyday London exhibit. Meet the world's largest bento box complete with eight rolls of giant sushi that took a team of four people, four days to finish. 

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The fishy masterpiece was constructed by Miss Emmylou Cakehead, a freelance creative director and experiential PR expert, and her team who used six whole sides of salmon and 350kg (771lb) of white rice to conceive the beastly bento. Emmylou took to her Wordpress afterwards:

"24 hours and several showers later, I am still finding rice in my hair!"

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E-commerce company Groupon conducted research into the capital's favourite lunch, and it was sushi that surprisingly came out trumps. So in collaboration with Brands2Life and Emmylou, the mammoth x16 scale nori-rolled sushi and 100cm long nigiri pieces were forged and presented on a South London rooftop.

How to make giant sushi complete with chopsticks... 🍣🍣🍣

A photo posted by Emmylou Cakehead (@miss_cakehead) on

 

For the finishing touches, a pair of human-sized chopsticks and jumbo fish-shaped soy sauce bottle were brought to the table to complete the Frankenstein's monster-of-a-lunch.

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Credit: Anthony Upton/PA Wire

Of course, this is far from a convenient consumable portion size. It probably took a team of city workers eight days to polish off the entire raw fish spectacle. So pick up a bento box that fits comfortably into your bag. Till that time, enjoy the view...

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Feature image credit: Anthony Upton/PA Wire

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