Spotted on Kotaku.com & The Daily Mail UK:
Supersized sushi: Japan goes large for the stomach-busting mega meals as bizarre craze for photographing humongous portions takes off
- Newly affluent wave of Japanese society are enjoying a western style boom in big eating
- Japan’s largest web forums encourage users to upload favourite images of ‘mega ohmori’ or mega large meals
If you thought the Americans had cornered the market on super-sized portions then think again. Because the USA has got some competition in the eating stakes and it comes in the unlikely form of Japan. After generations of staying slim on modest portions of rice, noodles and vegetables a newly affluent wave of Japanese society are enjoying a western style boom in big eating.
Look at the SIZE of that sushi! ‘Mega Ohmori’ or mega meals in Japan
These remarkable pictures show the growing popularity of such ‘mega meals’ with delighted customers photographing their food and posting it online.
Known as ‘ohmori’ or ‘large serving’ (大盛り) this departure from traditional meal sizes have become increasingly popular amongst more adventurous – or greedy – Japanese. Some of these dishes are called “mega” (メガ) or even “jumbo” (ジャンボ or “janbo”) in Japanese.
So let’s take a look at some of these mega ohmori pictures:
What makes these huge servings even more stomach-busting is that you are expected to clean your plate in Japan. Not finishing your meal can be considered rude! Have fun trying to finish these.
I know right..some of the food portions made me go OH MY GOD.
Would love to get an opportunity to try though – merely for the bragging rights HAHAHA