Social media uproar after Japan’s PM served dessert in a shoe at Netanyahu’s home

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Israel last week, and while he and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu displayed their good relations, pictures of a dessert in a shoe, which was served during the formal dinner at Netanyahu’s residence, has drawn criticism on social media.
Dessert in a shoe? Photo Credit: Screenshot from Facebook

Social media users are shocked by a dessert served in a shoe during a formal dinner honoring the Japanese prime minister at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe landed in Israel on May 1 for a formal visit and was welcomed by Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, at their residence in Jerusalem.

Celebrity chef Moshe Segev was chosen to create the menu and dishes for the fancy dinner with Abe and his wife, Akie. After the main meal, Segev rolled out the special dessert—various chocolates served in metal shoes.

Segev uploaded a picture of his creation to social media and users quickly commented on the unusual dessert choice. While some praised the chef’s creativity, others said it was humiliating to see that desserts were served in shoes because shoes are not worn inside homes in Japan. “I don't think you know or even understand the meaning of shoes in Japanese culture,” an Instagram user commented on Segev’s picture of the dessert.



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