You’ve heard of the legendary Trump Steaks — but there’s a new restaurant on the block in Iraqi Kurdistan.
‘Trump Fish,’ open this week, beckons diners to feast on common carp prepared in traditional Kurdish fashion. Freshly caught from the nearby Duhok reservoir, the fish is slowly baked near open fire for over 1.5 hours before served whole. Considered less popular fare in America, the carp is a common culinary delight in Europe and Asia.
While a small handful of brands have dropped the Trump brand — and the Trump Organization previously resorted to litigation to protect their trademark — in this case, the reasons for imitation are almost certainly stemming from admiration.
Even today, Kurdish outlet Rudaw reported that a Kurdish Peshmerga soldier named his newborn “Trump,” which may be the start of a trend, given that just weeks ago, a Yazidi refugee family also gave their newborn the name of America’s next president.