The Largest Meal in the World is a Whole Camel Stuffed with a Lamb Stuffed with Chicken, AKA Foodception


You’d think that being able to say “I just ate an entire roasted camel” would be hardcore enough to win you a permanent #1 spot in the Iron Stomach Hall of Fame. But you’d be wrong. No, turns out that just eating an entire camel is for wusses and the kind of people who still need mommy and daddy to cut their steak into nice, bite-sized pieces. If you truly want to earn the title, that camel better be stuffed with a lamb. And that lamb better be stuffed with some chickens. And those chickens absolutely must be stuffed with fish, or maybe a few dozen eggs if you’re feeling creative. Basically, you don’t come close to being a hardcore eater unless you’re a Bedouin Sheikh — because then fish within chickens within lamb within an entire freaking camel would just be your default party dish.

That’s right, folks. The nomadic Arabic group known as the Bedouin have been effortlessly dominating the Supersized Meal Game since the Guinness Book of World Records named the dish “the largest item on any menu in the world.” Everyone who thinks that the Western world has the monopoly on supersizing food has to admit that even the calorie-packed 7×7 Steakburger is a blip on this massive meal’s radar. The traditional Bedouin dish is prepared for wedding feasts and special parties, and the cooking instructions are very strict about making sure you boil the camel for the correct length of time — probably in a small jacuzzi or some kind of natural hot spring, since we’re pretty sure they don’t sell camel-sized pots at Ikea.

If your stomach isn’t hiding somewhere between your throat and the nearest trash can right now, we’re impressed — our stomachs made a break for it as soon as we got far enough into the planning process to envision stuffing an entire lamb up a camel’s butt while preparing this dish. Yeah. Just let that image marinate for a sec. Bedouin Sheikhs? We have a lot of respect for your camel munching game.

H/T Wikipedia + PicThx TIFO

Erika Grant is an Orange County native in a long-distance relationship with the Bay Area. She's enthusiastic about all things vegan/vegetarian, has cheese dreams on the regular that make it difficult to commit to the vegan lifestyle, and gets obscenely excited about avocados in anything.

  • Prarthana

    This is pathetic and inhumane towards animals… can anyone promote such unhealthy heinousness?????? It is absolutely ridiculous, I cant believe that hogs like this even exist and for what reason

    • Musa Abu Ayyoub

      Get off your high horse and go shove some tofu down your throat. idiot.

      • patricia glynn

        Don’t ride horses as that would be to exploit them. Musa watch Earthlings and then dismiss animal torture who suffer as we do since they have the same body parts and emotions.

        • Musa Abu Ayyoub

          Animal torture. Dear god what have we come to. I just got finished eating a sheep that I slaughterd with my bare hands. Slit it’s throat and watched it bleed to death. After it was dead I skinned it and BBQed it’s liver, heart and testicles while they were still moving. Sooooooo yummy.

      • Adam Knapp

        Or get off your high horse, stuff it with a few other animals, and eat it.

    • patricia glynn

      I agree except for insulting the hogs.

      • Beaumont

        WTF are you talking about?

    • Herminio Carrao

      lol at the thought of fat ass bedouins. learn more please. I agree with your sentiment but not your stupidity.

    • R.C.

      So what are supposed to do, cut off one leg? or eat sand and rocks?

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    • viciouzex

      People think that everyone on earth eats exactly as they do. There are tribes out there that eat monkey brains. Frog hearts that are still beating. If I went to a country and saw this camel meal, I would think immediately of epicmealtime

      • Evi L. Bloggerlady

        Camel, a fine alternative to beef. As you can guess, I do not have a problem with that.

    • R.C.

      People eat what is available. Don’t think they eat many green salads in the desert.

  • Alberto Solano

    It’s murder….

    tasty tasty murder.

    Where Andrew Zimmern when you need him?

  • Ben Steed

    Camlamben…the new turducken?

  • Barbara Codner

    Although I’m a vegetarian, I’m fully aware that almost everything on this planet is edible. If humans have a taste for it, it was meant to be eaten. It’s weird how the world works but it is what it is.

    • Musa Abu Ayyoub

      Why can’t all vegetarian be as cool as you? I am totally cool with people being vegetarian but I have to admit you are like the first one I’ve ever “met” who isn’t sickeningly smug about it. +5 Internets for you madam.

      • Evi L. Bloggerlady

        I respect vegetarians who cook and serve really good vegetarian food. I can’t tell you how many I meet who serve crap that I could have fished out of the bag of the lawn mower. And remember, I am a cow so I am inclined to like grass.

    • FoodYeast

      Cannibals should enjoy as many humans as they’d like. We’re no different than any other animal.

    • couscous

      vegetables have feelings too :(

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  • arbie

    does it come with a drink?

    • Reader2212

      better yet, can you supersize the fries?

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  • yuval raz

    osturdukenegg!!! ostrige stuffed with turkey stuffed with duck stuffed with chicken stuffed with egg. 5 levels of chicken recursion!

  • billikins

    Would that be bigger than an American stuffed with burgers?

  • Jeff B Bannister

    The guys at Bovinova in South Carolina last year cooked a Whole Cow, a calf, 6 goats, 6 lambs, 5 pigs, 2 wild boar and 2 emus ALL ANIMALS WERE WHOLE) at the same time. That is a much bigger in my opinion.

  • Anastasia Mahoney

    The world will eat what they want, but that is gross!!! I already see laxatives flying off the shelf after this meal, how could one not get clogged up after eating that?

  • sevlepify .

    I am no vegetarian but me say that I will become one long before I EVER eat camel! UHHH! Some meat is even repulsive to us meatatarians!

  • Mustaqh

    It doesn’t seem bad. I heard camel and lamb meat where good. I find the people who are saying camel & lamb meat to be disgusting quite amusing. After all you guys probably eat pig which is sick. Never touched it in my life and would rather die before I do. Oh and by the way one person doesn’t eat this I assume it’s used for festivals or parties where there is a shit load of people.