June 24, 2018

Seoul food for Trump: shrimp, beef … and 360-year-old soy sauce (Guardian)

Seoul food for Trump: shrimp, beef … and 360-year-old soy sauce (Guardian)

In the diplomatic minefield that is Donald Trump’s whirlwind tour of Asia, where North Korea is dominating the agenda, a new issue is quickly emerging for host nations: what do you serve a 71-year-old man who is not afraid to speak his mind, manners be damned?

Trump is widely known to prefer the more familiar cuisine of home, including meatloaf, hamburgers and well-done steak, all served with ketchup. But when travelling abroad each country traditionally attempts to showcase their own unique cooking.

In South Korea, a state dinner will be served with a side of politics at a time when Trump is trying to cajole regional allies into presenting a unified front against the threat posed by North Korea. Read more

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