You don’t typically see this in America
Trump served a traditional Filipino dish that is typically served with spaghetti and chicken.
Ivanka Trump celebrated her daughter Arabella’s birthday with balloons, presents, and a Filipino dish that left many scratching their heads.
In Trump’s Instagram story, she posted a picture of hot dogs topped with marshmallows on a stick and wrote, “Keeping it healthy.”
Many people took to Twitter to express their confusion over the seemingly odd combination.
that pictures scares me on so many levels.— Kelly Hoey (@jkhoey) July 18, 2017
literally what is that— sarahnormal activity (@snowak) July 18, 2017
However, the snack is actually a common dish served at children’s birthday parties in the Philippines.
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
Natalia Roxas, co-founder of Filipino Kitchen, told Delish that hot dogs in the Philippines are redder than the ones Trump served since they’re typically made of pork.
“It tastes like a party,” Roxas said. “I have fond memories eating this. Our marshmallow is made sweeter, so it gives you a salty-sweet dynamic. But especially when the hotdog is fresh off the pan or grill, the marshmallow has a slight melt on it, and you get a gooey bite with your hotdog.”