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Japan ushers in new U.S. president with Y5,800 'Trump Burger'

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By Scott Wilson, RocketNews24

Donald Trump may have only just been sworn in as the next president of the United States, but Japan is already sinking their teeth into him in the best possible way: by turning him into a burger.

The restaurant putting out the “Trump Burger” is BLT Steak, with two locations in Tokyo’s Ginza and Roppongi. BLT Steak is an American steakhouse restaurant with a location inside the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.

In preparation for Trump’s inauguration day in Jan 20, BLT Steak started offering the “Trump Burger,” a burger made to look like the new president. The burger consists of a premium-grade 150-gram filet mignon patty, 100 grams of French fois gras, carmelized apple copote with truffles, and a sauce made of port wine, honey, balsamic vinegar, and ginger, along with buns toasted with Gruyère cheese.

Just one Trump Burger will set your wallet back 5,800 yen.

But when you buy the Trump Burger, you’re not just paying for the burger itself, there’s the atmosphere too, and BLT Steak is about as fancy as it can get for a restaurant called “BLT Steak.”

If you’ve got money to burn and you’re excited to try a Trump Burger for yourself, you may want to slow down a bit because you have to make reservations at BLT Steak at least a day in advance. They only make three Trump Burgers per day, so it’s a super exclusive item that will probably get the attention of the entire restaurant when you eat it… which is probably exactly the intent.

Restaurant information BLT STEAK ROPPONGI Address: Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Roppongi 1-6-1 Izumi Garden 5F 東京都港区六本木1丁目6-1 泉ガーデン5F Open: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

BLT STEAK GINZA Address: Tokyo-to, Chuuou-ku, Ginza 5-4-6 Royal Crystal Ginza 8F 所在地 :東京都中央区銀座5-4-6 ロイヤルクリスタル銀座8F Open: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Sources: PR Times, Hachima Kiko

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Go watch a video on how they force feed geese to make fois gras, then see if you can stomach this burger.

And for $50, I could cook a couple of nice steaks and enjoy a good bottle of wine with my wife.

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And for $50, I could cook a couple of nice steaks and enjoy a good bottle of wine with my wife.

You can do that for half that price. The Trump burger is a joke. Who the hell wants to eat a 5000yen burger anyway?

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Slogan: You too can be just as fat as Trump!

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Saw it on TV a bit ago, customer reaction was mixed.

But like with the 1st bought Makuro of the year it is an Advertisement/promotion stunt.

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Eating meat is seen to be excessively damaging and wasteful as well as being environmentally unfriendly.......

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I thought BLT was Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato?

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I'd rather eat a trump burger than a lame duck.

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I think I'm going to try it.

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It sounds revolting. No thanks.

Well-named, though.

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"Japan ushers in new U.S. president ...."

Japan? As in government of Japan?

Another waste of our tax money, right?

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

The Trump SANDWICH below represents him more accurately ;)

https://goo.gl/images/Ka5qFm

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Probably just as greasy as its namesake, but a better dancer.

I have an image in my mind of taking the first bite and having loooong, light-colored hair coming out of my mouth and trailing back to the burger.

Should've called it the "POTUS 45," by the way. Now that sounds appetizing!

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That's "foie' gras and apple 'compote'.

Sounds appetizing although I imagine we are talking here about canned foie gras which is nowhere near as good as fresh/home made foie gras.

Thought a Trump burger would be a bit 'heavier' though i.e cheap bangers, lard, potatoes and ketchup.

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All overpriced (phony) style and no substance. Just like you-know-who.

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Sounds appetizing although I imagine we are talking here about canned foie gras which is nowhere near as good as fresh/home made foie gras.

Honest question - why do you imagine that?

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Bit ironical that this "burger" doesn't contains much American ingredients ...

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@realDonaldTrump:

BLT Steak is OVERRATED! The best Trump Burgers are at Trump Towers. They're amazing, just like me.

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@stranger, just the price and fact it's still a burger. Fresh, home made foie gras tends to be expensive and would, imo, be wasted in a burger with so many other ingredients especially 2 thick slices of bread.

Although jpy 5,800 sounds stiff for a burger, it's still very reasonably priced considering you have 150g of filet mignon (apparently of good quality) and foie gras. That's why I thought the foie gras (100g is a fair amount) 'has to be' canned but I could be wrong. Plus I see that as a PR coup rather than a true gourmet experience (it's still 'a' burger, the Trump's burger).

Have tried foie gras at a few restos (in Kansai) and have to say I have never been wowed. Always wondered what type of foie gras it was though, fresh or canned, but it felt more like canned one tbh.

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Thanks for the answer. I've never eaten much foie gras so for me the price wasn't an indicator, but only insofar as I wouldn't know what price would be. It's a pretty expensive burger, so I would have just thought it was (should be) quality ingredients by default.

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Can't be good for the colon. After eating that, I think my backside could recite a Trump speech.

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Is it real or a fake ?

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Its not "Japan" Its just one (or2) stores. surely if this is a Trump burger it will be tasteless, a little thin on top, unpalatable to women and too chessy?

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They should just call it 'the Donald BS'.

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"A fool and his/her money are soon parted." Bon appetit. However, capitalism makes the difference when compared to socialism. No whining (complaining), congratulation to the company that can charge that amount.

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Publicity stunt. No thanks.

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5,800 yen......Trump Burger !!!???

My purse is on life support, I could source the ingredients and set myself up as a real estate mogul with the change. Highway robbery that would make Dick Turpin blush, I bet passing pedestrians leg it as they hear the front of house togged up like a masked character that rode off sleepy hollow demanding loudly stand and deliver.

I would not be surprised if President Xi Jinping reclaims adjacent land and recklessly retaliates with a 11,000 yen Beijing braised pork with eggs, backed up with a provocative Shanghai stir-fried chunky noodles side.......

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well the BLT is a lie, so that's a fit

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Bit ironical that this "burger" doesn't contains much American ingredients ...

Hmm... maybe Russian?

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BLT is bacon, lettuce, tomato... what the bleep is a BLT steak?

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Is it full of baloney with a tiny pickle?

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I wouldn't mind spending 5,800Yen on a burger if it was a great one. But this burger seems completely unappetizing, from it's looks, ingredients, and name.

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shouldn't that burger be orange?

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Slogan: You too can be just as fat as Trump!

Trump fat??? Think you're confusing him with president Taft. By the way, I'll take two!!! Extra greasy!!!!

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meow that sounds kinda of weird to eat a burger that is named after someone just saying.

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Hope it's GONE in 4 years. Or sooner.

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Is it full of baloney with a tiny pickle?

Thanks for the laugh, Stookibill! Whatever it's got, it will probably make you sick for 4 years.

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HOPE IT IS GOES INTO THE bin immediately.

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