Rack and roll: Cook in southern China clocks up another Guinness World Record for mass roasting

After similar achievements with chickens, pigs and goats, ‘master roaster’ Jiang Linsheng cooks 216 lambs, alone, to perfection in two hours

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 21 February, 2016, 3:37pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 21 February, 2016, 3:37pm

A cook in Southern China has broken a Guinness World Record by roasting 216 lambs by himself, the China News Service reported.

Jiang Linsheng broke the record for “roasting the most lambs simultaneously”, which was witnessed by a Guinness official on Saturday.

Jiang roasted the animals on two metal racks about 10m long. During the challenge, which he completed in two hours, Jiang scuttled back and forth to baste, sprinkle herbs and re-roast the meat.

According to the report, Jiang, who started his own roasting business in Nanning in 1997, is well-known across Guangxi.

READ MORE: Chinese city sets world record by producing huge helping of fried rice … then feeds it to pigs

Always striving to become a world-class roast master, Jiang has challenged Guinness records over the past years.

In October 2007, he applied for the record of roasting 2008 chickens in 100 minutes. He also broke the world record of roasting 100 pigs and 136 goats at the same time.

According to Lu Xiangyun, the official who organised the event, the 216 roasted lambs will be sold at a discounted price.

Not everyone was impressed by Jiang’s feats. While some internet users congratulated him, many said the record was meaningless.

“What is the use of this? Is it meaningful to the development of society? Treating slaughtered animals as a kind of skill – this record is utterly pointless!” one comment said.

“This is so cruel, [you] will go to hell!” wrote another.