Report: Obama Didn’t Even Finish His Jiro Dreams of Sushi Meal

US President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before a private dinner at Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo on April 23, 2014.   Obama landed in Tokyo on April 23 to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of "rebalancing" US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia.   Sukiyabashi Jiro's less-than-plush surroundings notwithstanding, it is the proud possessor of three Michelin stars, and people flock to pay a minimum $300 for 20 pieces of sushi chosen by the 88-year-old patron, Jiro Ono.
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On Wednesday, we learned about yet another presidential perk: Dining at Sukiyabashi Jiro with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. Upon leaving the Michelin-starred restaurant featured in Jiro Dream of Sushi, Abe said Obama proclaimed it the “best sushi I’ve ever had in my life.” So why didn’t he finish it?! According to AFP, the owner of a nearby restaurant claims the president put his chopsticks down at the halfway point in the meal. When questioned, chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga would only say Obama “ate a good amount” and, “I can tell from his expression he was very much satisfied.” That’s not good enough for jealous foodies. Sushi truthers will not rest until they know exactly how many pieces of sushi wound up in the president’s belly.

Report: Obama Didn’t Even Finish Jiro’s Sushi