Jonathan ‘Food God’ Cheban on Choosing the Right Dish: ‘It’s a Talent’
If his Snapchat username (FoodGod) doesn’t make it clear, Jonathan Cheban has a passion for food and he prides himself on his palate. GQ broke bread with Kim Kardashian’s best bud to discuss his simmering social media presence and his ability to find the best dish on any eatery’s menu.
“This is what I do. I need to read it and then smell out what’s going to be amazing,” he said “It’s a talent. Like I can look at the menu and just look at the ingredients and be like, ‘This will end up being amazing.'”
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is making a name for himself as a next-level foodie who’s happily sharing his culinary adventures. And people are tuning in; nearly every clip receives roughly 250,000 views.
So what dish does the guy who’s tried everything turn down? Rock shrimp.
“Rock shrimp is so generic. Anyone I go to Nobu with who gets rock shrimp, I freak out on them. Every novice is like, ‘Can I have the rock shrimp?’ Then I’m always like, ‘Don’t order rock shrimp with me.’ It’s such a bad look on the table. It cheapens me. I’m embarrassed about it. That’s the stuff I ordered for the first 10 years eating at Nobu.”
Today (Sept. 16, 2016), Cheban was spotted strolling about Miami with Kanye West’s ladylove while vacationing. Take a peek at their excursion in the gallery above!