Latest Update in Trump’s Food Attraction
Trump with his family visited India on 24th and 25th February 2020. He landed in Gujarat, moved to Agra and then finally to Delhi, from here he was back to US. He was on a 36 hours trip to India. He loved India and the most loved was his friendship with PM Modi.
He had food at many halts during his visit. He was offered wide variety of food as per his taste; from broccoli samosa to Sikandari raan. But, it was surprising to see that, Donald Trump’s took a 180-degree turn at ITC Maurya’s Bukhara restaurant recently. Trump is well known for his never-ending love for steaks so; a well-marinated lamb cooked in traditional Peshawari spices suited the taste buds of the US President to the top.
If we go back to Trump and his family visit to India, it is well known that Trump and first lady Melania skipped the vegetarian Gujarati meal at the Sabarmati Ashram. They not only refused the ‘world-famous’ broccoli samosa, but also did not even eat the Gujarati delicacy Khaman, which was also a part of the high tea menu.
After his visit to the Ashram, they soon took off for Agra and headed to Delhi next. The couple stayed at the ITC Maurya Hotel in Chanakyapuri during their visit to the national capital. So, there was no way they could miss out on the hotel’s famous Bukhara naan and Sikandari raan. The couple was accompanied by Trump’s daughter Ivanka and his son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Donald Trump isn’t the first US President to stay at the Chanakyapuri hotel. The hotel has previously hosted Bill Clinton, George W Bush, and Barack Obama, and they all have enjoyed Bukhara’s curated and customized Presidential platter.
Obama’s menu included Tandoori Jhinga, Machhli Tikka, Murg Boti Bukhara and an assortment of kebabs along with the restaurant’s signature Dal Bukhara. Similar platters were served to the Clintons as well.
Trumps Food Preferences
Trumps food preferences have been in the news for the last few days and a few news outlets expressed concern about how a classic meat-loaded cheeseburger lover would survive in a country where beef isn’t part of the staple diet. Now, it is surprising to know that, Sikandari Rann has done its magic.
This dish is originated from the times of Alexander the Great and is a very popular dish served during Iftar. In fact, it was part of the special feast prepared to celebrate his victory over Porus. The dish later acquired its name, Sikandar, from the conqueror himself. This dish is prepared with the hind leg of a lamb, which is mainly used for keema. A lot goes into making the dish perfect but the secret lies in the 48-hour marination with malt vinegar and papaya paste that softens the meat. All in all, it takes eight hours from scratch to prepare the dish.
The Presidential couple couldn’t resist themselves from relishing it. After all, Delhi food is hard to resist.
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