Trump’s cheeseburger in Japan still sketch lines – Houston Chronicle

  • A 100 percent U.S. Angus beef Colby Jack cheeseburger was served to President Donald Trump during Munch's Burger Shack in Tokyo.  Photo: Eugene Hoshiko, STF / Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.



TOKYO – Haruyuki Sano trafficked 1 ½ hours for a ambience of a same cheeseburger President Donald Trump ate with Japan’s primary apportion during his revisit this month.

“It tasted great, like steak,” a pastry-maker pronounced after savoring a 100 percent U.S. Angus beef Colby Jack cheeseburger during Tokyo’s little Munch’s Burger Shack.

The lines out a doorway during lunchtime are removing longer than ever, interjection to Trump.

Trump’s tough speak on issues such as trade and confidence tend to get a churned response in Japan, that sees a U.S. as a many critical fan and partner. But Trump’s adore for a Japanese take on a all-American hamburger is distinguished a chord with many here.

“I like Trump,” pronounced Sano, stressing that putting one’s nation initial amid globalization done a lot of sense, and Japan should do that, too.

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While improved famous for sushi, soba and tempura, Japan has had a prolonged adore event with American food. So-called “premium burgers,” that are twice a cost or some-more of fast-food versions, are flourishing popular.

The “President Trump Set,” a new further to a menu during Munch’s Burger, includes a portion of coleslaw and a side of fries with a cheeseburger and sells for 1,400 yen ($12). The luscious beef patty comes layered with frail lettuce, melted cheese and tomato between prohibited soothing buns.

These days, it’s one of a many renouned orders, says owner-cum-chef Yutaka Yanagisawa, who recalls Trump jolt his palm after eating a burger and saying, “Very good. Very good.”

“I felt so honored,” he said, adding that all he could pattern in respond was “thank you.”

He has no thought because he was chosen. One of his dual stores is nearby a U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, though it was a Japanese Foreign Ministry that reached out to him.

Yanagisawa was asked to move a mixture and his apparatus to ready a burgers, not only for a leaders though for an environment of about 20 people, during a kitchen during a nation bar where a leaders were dining, he said.

Yanagisawa’s dream is to open a grill in New York. He hopes to uncover what Japanese attraction and courtesy to fact can move to a burger. “It contingency have that handmade element,” he said. “More than anything, it is about a feelings we put in for a customer, in any and each burger.”

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