Ivanka Trump may know a little more about Filipino food traditions than the average American, going by the dish she served up this week.
On Tuesday, Trump threw her daughter, Arabella, a birthday party where she served hot dog franks on skewers, topped with melted marshmallows.
Yeah, it’s not a dish you see very often.
She shared the peculiar combination on Instagram Stories, and it raised plenty of eyebrows from American users on social media.
Turns out the hot dog-marshmallow treat is commonly served at kids’ birthday parties in the Philippines.
Filipino users were bemused at the reactions online, with many reaching out to clarify the dish’s origins. Some were impressed that the humble treat was featured at Trump’s party.
Ivanka Trump’s hotdog and marshmallow combo is the poor man’s version of the Filipino version. Bish.
— J (@jadastu) July 19, 2017
Ivanka Trump was spotted putting hotdogs and marshmallows on a stick. my Filipino kids knows what’s up
— mariah (@cheekymariah) July 19, 2017
Who was Ivanka’s caterer? Are they Filipino? Lmao
— Mmina Maclang (@thoughtspresso) July 19, 2017
Still can’t get over the news of people freaking out on Ivanka Trump’s story of putting marshmallow and hotdog together. Come here in the PH
— yoGABbaGABba (@bagbaggybag) July 19, 2017
Who cares what Ivanka does? She steals shoe designs, why wouldn’t she steal Filipino birthday party ideas?
— Denise Wecker-Seipke (@WeckerSeipke1) July 19, 2017
Trump also shared another Asian birthday tradition at the party, posting this picture with Arabella captioned: “Noodles for a long life!”
If that spaghetti is sweet, you know it’s a bona fide Filipino bash.