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Biden Burger’s secret ingredient eerily predicts election outcome

In an act of extraordinary prescience, the Biden Burger was concocted by Tsunami Navy Burger’s owners, Shigeru and Keiko Iida

The owners of an eatery just outside the Yokosuka Naval Base wanted to be prepared in case the US election changed their Trump Burger* from today’s special to yesterday’s leftovers, so they added a Biden Burger to their menu before the voting started.

This more-than-respectable homage to the former Vice President is no lightweight, weighing in at over a pound. It’s made of ground beef, sauteed mushrooms, onions, peppers and coleslaw, seasoned with paprika, and garnished with a scattering of potato chips. But it’s the final ingredient that boosts the Biden Burger into the fortunetelling bigtime: Philadelphia cream cheese!

Yes, the signature taste of the Biden Burger relies on the very city whose votes put him over the top to victory!

Maybe we should all keep an eye on Tsunami Navy Burger next time, instead of reading the polls.

*The Trump Burger is a huge beef patty topped with heart-attack-waiting-to-happen bacon, fried egg, cheese, pate, peanut butter and sloppy joe sauce, garnished with lettuce, tomato and onion. The only thing it predicts is four years of stomach pain.

Thank you Japan Subculture Research Center and Kyodo News for the photos and burger details!

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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly newsletter Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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