Aussie athlete shows off the dining hall buffet at the Tokyo Olympics with 700 options from around the world - before being mocked for his VERY bland food choice

 Tennis star Luke Saville has offered a glimpse inside the enormous dining hall buffet at the Tokyo Olympics - but many couldn't help but comment on his decision to serve up a plate of 'boring' spaghetti bolognese.

The 27-year-old who represented Australia in the men's singles and doubles shared a video of himself taking a stroll through the Olympic Village dining hall with chefs offering athletes authentic cuisines from around the world, including Japan.

There are 700 menu items, which have been divided into Japanese, Asian and Western categories, vegetarian and halal options as well as the Olympics' first ever gluten-free section.

'So many choices. The food looks so much better than Rio [Olympics 2016]. So many cuisines. Wait to see what's on our plates,' he said.

As he got to his table, Saville shared a shot of his serving tray which consisted of a plate of spaghetti bolognese, gyozas and curried rice.

Tennis star Luke Saville has offered a glimpse inside the dining hall buffet at the Tokyo Olympics - but many couldn't help but notice his 'bland' food choice
Tennis star Luke Saville has offered a glimpse inside the dining hall buffet at the Tokyo Olympics - but many couldn't help but noticed his 'bland' food choice

Tennis star Luke Saville has offered a glimpse inside the dining hall buffet at the Tokyo Olympics - but many couldn't help but notice his 'bland' food choice of spaghetti 

The 27-year-old who represented Australia in the men's singles and doubles is engaged to Dasha Gavrilova (left), a Russian-born professional tennis star who was unable to compete at the Tokyo Olympics due to a foot injury

The 27-year-old who represented Australia in the men's singles and doubles is engaged to Dasha Gavrilova (left), a Russian-born professional tennis star who was unable to compete at the Tokyo Olympics due to a foot injury

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'Out of all those choices, you got spaghetti?' one wrote, while another said while laughing: 'They're in Japan but they're getting spaghetti.'

His fiancée Dasha Gavrilova, a professional tennis star who was unable to compete at the Tokyo Olympics due to an injury, responded to the comments about spaghetti, saying: 'I know... boys like their simple food.'

She added: 'I can't believe they didn't get sushi... I eat sushi with raw salmon two hours before playing matches because it's my favourite.'

However, many defended his food choice, with some suggesting athletes have 'strict diets' so they tend to 'carb load' before they compete.

'I'm not saying Japanese food makes you sick but athletes who are on very regulated diets for performance tend to stick to safe foods,' one woman suggested.

Many said they didn't see anything 'wrong' with eating spaghetti.

'I've seen Italians eat Japanese food and Japanese eat pizza. It didn't blow my mind,' one wrote, while another said: 'There are countries from all over the world visiting, might as well eat something you're used to before competing.'

Saville shared a video of himself taking a stroll through the Olympic Village dining hall with chefs offering athletes an authentic taste of Japan
One of his teammates' meals - which included pasta and dumplings

Saville shared a video of himself taking a stroll through the Olympic Village dining hall with chefs offering athletes an authentic taste of Japan. Pictured right of one of his teammates' meal - which included pasta and dumplings 

There are 700 menu items, which have been divided into Japanese, Asian and Western categories, vegetarian and halal options as well as the Olympics' first ever gluten-free section
There are 700 menu items, which have been divided into Japanese, Asian and Western categories, vegetarian and halal options as well as the Olympics' first ever gluten-free section

There are 700 menu items, which have been divided into Japanese, Asian and Western categories, vegetarian and halal options as well as the Olympics' first ever gluten-free section

Food&Wine reported authentic Japanese cuisines like ramen, udon noodles, wagyu beef, tempura vegetables and seafood are available for athletes in the dining hall - but the raw sashimi is not.

According to the Olympic Games' safety rules, sushi rolls can only contain fully cooked ingredients, canned tuna or vegetarian options like cucumber and pickled plums.

Saville's video was shared via his fiancée Gavrilova's TikTok account. The Russian-born tennis star, who now lives in Melbourne, has been sharing videos of the 'behind the scenes' from the Olympics Games on behalf of Saville.

Earlier this year, Gavrilova underwent a major surgery after suffering a chronic foot injury, which sent her spiralling from world number 20 to her current position of 315th in the rankings.

Aussie athlete shows off the dining hall buffet at the Tokyo Olympics with 700 options from around the world - before being mocked for his VERY bland food choice Aussie athlete shows off the dining hall buffet at the Tokyo Olympics with 700 options from around the world - before being mocked for his VERY bland food choice Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 09:20 Rating: 5

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