Forget burgers, Donald Trump's meal in Seoul includes 360-year-old soy sauce

Forget burgers, Donald Trump's meal in Seoul includes 360-year-old soy sauce

Donald Trump is visiting South Korea

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Donald Trump is dining in some style in South Korea. 

The state banquet he will enjoy today (November 7) will reportedly include a 360-years-old soy sauce. It will be used in a gravy for a beef rib dish, Seoul's Presidential Office said.

Trump's meal is also set to include grilled sole, which is said to be the President's favourite fish, according to Channel News Asia.

Not only that, but it is also claimed it will include a prawn which was caught near an island, ownership of which is disputed by South Korea and Japan.

The island is known as Dokdo in South Korea but in Japan it is known as Takeshima. Both have argued over the island for decades.

An official told the Yonhap news agency in the country: "The menu contains food that has local, traditional flavour that could also appeal to the taste of the US head of state."

In South Korea fermented foods like soy sauce are often popular, and sauces which have been fermented for many years can often fetch tens of thousands of pounds per litre.