US President Donald Trump has long had a reputation as a picky eater.
During a trip to Japan in 1990, he insisted that he would not eat a “fucking raw fish”, instead opting for a hamburger at McDonald’s, according to the book Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump.
In the decades since little has changed, with Trump widely known to opt for hamburgers, well-done steak and meatloaf – all with a side of ketchup – over more exotic cuisines.
But with countries traditionally showing off their national dishes to visiting world leaders, has the fussy president broadened his tastes on his Asia tour?
Trump was mocked online after being spotted dining out on burgers with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The suited world leaders seemed deep in serious conversation as they ate the all-American lunch, made with imported US beef and accompanied by ketchup and mustard.
Imagine going all the way to Japan and eating a hamburger at a country club pic.twitter.com/thYetsb5K0— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) November 5, 2017
Steak and ice cream
Abe took Trump to the Ginza Ukai Tei restaurant, known for the traditional Japanese cuisine Teppanyaki.
However, the Ukai restaurant chain said Abe, Trump and their wives were served a “special menu” that included steak, scallops and a chocolate sundae for dessert.