When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un sat down to lunch after a morning of talks, they were presented with a menu chosen with as much of an eye to diplomacy as the Singapore venue of their historic summit.
Western favorites including beef short ribs and prawn cocktail were served up alongside Korean stuffed cucumber and soy-braised cod fish with radish. And perhaps in a nod to the part China has played in getting the two sides around the table, the menu included Yangzhou Fried Rice with homemade XO chili sauce.
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For the summit chefs, Tuesday’s lunch was a tall order. Trump is a notoriously picky eater, while Kim specifically requested a type of cold noodles made by a restaurant in Pyongyang when he dined with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at their meeting in April.
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The leaders’ working lunch came after a few hours of closed-door talks , in which both the U.S. President and the North Korean leader expressed optimism that the two countries could forge a path toward peace.
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Here’s their menu in full, as provided by the White House:
Traditional prawn cocktail served with avocado salad
Green mango kerabu with honey lime dressing & fresh octopus
Korean stuffed cucumber
Beef short rib confit, served with potato dauphinois and steam broccolini, red wine sauce on the side
Combination of sweet & sour crispy pork and Yangzhou Fried Rice with homemade XO chili sauce
Soy braised cod fish with radish, Asian vegetables
Dark chocolate tartlet ganache
Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream with cherry coulis
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