There’s definitely something confusing here, but it’s not the food….
The last time the Japanese Internet took notice of Ivanka Trump’s five-year-old daughter Arabella Rose was when she was giving her own rendition of Pen Pineapple Apple Pen.
But now, a little less than a year later, Ivanka and her daughter have caught the Internet’s attention again with a tweet made during Arabella’s sixth birthday party. The original tweet has since been deleted, but it of course has been preserved by the inescapable clutches of the Internet:
▼ It’s hot dogs on skewers… with marshmallows on the end.
Needless to say, not typical fare at an American six-year-old’s birthday.
I need to know more about this marshmallow and hot dog situation--is this a thing? has anyone tried this?… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…—
Whitney Ksiazek (@SoooWhitty) July 18, 2017
At first the Internet had no idea what to think about this bizarre combination of meat and marshmallows. Some called it disgusting, and others wondered if they just somehow confused marshmallows with ketchup.
But thankfully others chimed in to explain that marshmallows and hot dogs are actually a common party snack for kids in the Philippines. Although many were quick to point out that the versions served at Arabella’s party looked quite different. And after seeing some for ourselves, we’d have to agree:
▼ Ah, so that’s what they really look like!
Making them more like kebabs is much more appealing.
Carlomer कार्लॉमेर (@carlomer) July 19, 2017
▼ And even the big-marshmallow-at-the-end version looks
pretty cool when they’re presented like a blooming hot dog flower!
Nene Gamboa (@HannahRyan38) July 23, 2017
Apparently the Filipino snack wasn’t the only multicultural treat at Arabella’s birthday party either. The family also shared noodles, a common Chinese birthday food to symbolize long life.
But with the mystery of the marshmallow hot dogs solved, one question still remains: what was the deal with the “Keeping it healthy” text?
▼ I mean, eating food from other cultures is great, but can hot dogs
with marshmallows really be classified as “healthy?” I’m confused….
INSIDER (@thisisinsider) July 19, 2017
Maybe someday there will be a manga made about Ivanka’s daughter just like there was one mocked up about Donald Trump’s son, and then we can get to the bottom of this….