#TrumpKimSummit: The delightfully Western-Asian fusion lunch menu

Kim Jong Un walks with Donald Trump after lunch and during a break in talks at their historic summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Source: AFP PHOTO/POOL/Anthony WALLACE.

SO THE HISTORIC HANDSHAKE between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has happened.

The Trump-Kim Summit today saw millions around the world tuning in from as early as 8am (GMT +8) to witness the momentous occasion, a half-day summit during which a sitting US president will meet the leader of North Korea for the first time.

The highly anticipated meet took place at the ultra-luxurious Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island, Singapore.

As the summit went on, the hashtag #TrumpKimSummit quickly trended on Twitter, as spectators wired in to grab any slivers of information that they could get their hands on, retweeting at rapid speed.

The #TrumpKimSummit wrapped up with a working lunch, also at Capella Hotel, in which both leaders were joined by their aides. Trump was joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and a few other aides.

Kim Jong Un was joined by his top aide Kim Yong Chol and others.

The historic handshake lasted about 10 seconds and was capped off by a pat on the shoulder. Source: Giphy.

Thanks to the magic that is Twitter, we’re getting a glimpse of what was on the menu. And it appears to be a delightful Western-Asian fusion to accommodate its patrons.

Highlights include mango kerabu, a refreshing salad dish made of fresh unripe mango tossed in a tangy dressing; Yangzhou fried rice (Yeung Chow fried rice), a popular Chinese-style wok fried rice dish which originates from the city of Yangzhou, Jiangsu province in China; Oiseon, a Korean dish of cucumbers stuffed with beef, brown oak mushrooms, and egg white and yolk garnish; Beef short rib confit, beef shot rib slowly cooked in fat or oil; and Daegu Jorim, soy-braised codfish with radish.

The meal was topped off with a selection of desserts including Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice-cream with cherry coulis and Tropezienne, a dessert pastry consisting of a filled brioche, thus ending the #TrumpKimSummit on a sweet note.

Meanwhile, in a press conference held after the #TrumpKimSummit, the US president described his day with Kim Jong Un as “very intense” but also praised the latter, calling him “very talented”.

Trump explained that “real change is indeed possible” and he’s prepared “to start a new history” and “write a new chapter” between the two nations. “The past does not have to define the future,” he said.