July 19, 2017

Ivanka Trump Made a Very Filipino Snack at Her Daughter’s Party

It was the birthday of Ivanka Trump’s daughter yesterday and she served a familiar dish for the party, at least for us. By that, we mean hotdog and marshmallow skewers—yes, the ones served at every Filipino birthday party.

Although they don’t look like the red hotdogs that we like eating as kids, many Filipino-American citizens pointed it out. They were also wondering why Ivanka didn’t use colorful marshmallows and didn’t put the skewers on a cabbage head or pineapple.

Meanwhile, there were also Americans who were confused by the combination. Food site Delish even admitted to being mind-boggled by the party dish.

Good thing Natalia Roxas of Filipino Kitchen explained why we paired hotdogs and marshmallows: “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.”

If that wasn’t Filipino enough, Ivanka also posted a photo of her and her daughter eating spaghetti with the caption, “Birthday tradition—noodles for a long life!”

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Birthday tradition– noodles for a long life! 🍝

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Throw in some ube cake and they’ve got themselves a full-blown Filipino party.

 

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