The lunch, which followed a 45-minute one-on-one meeting between the leaders earlier in the morning and bilateral discussion with senior aides, was held at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island.
Kim was accompanied by Kim Yong Chol, the former spy chief and one of North Korea’s chief negotiators, as well as Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, former Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui, Minister of the People’s Armed Forces No Kwang Chol, Workers’ Party of Korea Director Han Kwang Sang, and Party First Deputy Director Kim Yo Jong.
The party was seated facing each other at a rectangular table, according to the Associated Press. Trump asked photographers: “Getting a good picture everybody? So we look nice and handsome and thin? Perfect.”
What was on the menu?The lunch menu was also a showpiece in diplomacy, including a range of options to satisfy Western, Southeast Asian, or Korean palettes. The starters comprised a choice of prawn cocktail with avocado salad, green mango kerabu, a Malay salad, with octopus and honey lime dressing, or “oiseon,” a Korean stuffed cucumber appetizer.
The main courses were a choice of beef short rib confit with potato dauphinois and steam broccolini, sweet and sour crispy pork and Yangzhou fried rice, or “Daegu jorim,” a popular Korean dish of soy-braised cod with softened radish and vegetables.
Finally, the dessert options included dark chocolate tartlet ganache, vanilla Häagen-Dazs ice cream with cherry coulis, or Tropezienne, a cream-filled pastry.