Bars and restaurants in Singapore are gearing up for the Trump-Kim summit with special menu items created to mark the momentuous event.
Guests who are in town during the week of the summit can look forward to score a free mini Trump-Kim Burger from Royal Plaza on Scotts.
The Trump-Kim Burger giveaway will be held outside the hotel on June 12 at 12pm and 6pm. You'll just have to like the hotel’s Facebook page (@royalplazasingaporehotel) or Instagram (@royalplazaonscotts).
A larger-sized version of the Trump-Kim Burger and Summit Iced Tea will also be available from June 8 to 15, 6pm to 10pm, at Scotts Lounge (Level 2).
The menu combines American and Korean influences in honour of the historic event that will be hosted in Singapore.
The grilled Trump-Kim Burger is made up of minced chicken and kimchi patty, seaweed, with Korean rice rolls and fries, while the Summit Iced Tea infuses Korean flavour honey yuzu into traditional iced tea. The Trump-Kim Burger is priced at $12 and the Summit Iced Tea at $6.
Address: Royal Plaza on Scotts, 25 Scotts Rd
COWBOY KIMCHI BURGER
Another burger created for the occasion is the Cowboy Kimchi by Butcher's Kitchen at Suntec City.
A US-Korean fusion creation as expected, the burger features US Black Angus Beef patty together with fresh kimchi, onions, tomatoes, and romaine lettuce on signature homemade buns for $18.80.
Address: Suntec City, North Wing (Between towers 1 & 2) #02-472
"BURGER FOR WORLD PEACE"
Wolf Burgers' "Burger for World Peace" is a special rendition of the American Philly cheesesteak with Korean influences.
The burger comprises bulgolgi marinated shabu brisket, kimchi mayo, Korean-style pickled radish as well as caramelised onions and American sharp cheddar.
Address: Pasarbella at Suntec City, #01-455 North Wing, 3 Temasek Boulevard, and Changi City Point, #01-43, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1
TRUMP AND KIM COCKTAILS
Several bars here are offering cocktails featuring the Korean spirit, soju, to mark the event.
Hopheads, a tapas bar at Clemenceau Avenue, will offer the "Bromance", made with beer, tequila, diet Coke and soju, the distilled rice liquor many Koreans consider their national drink.
Diet coke is used as "it is Trump's favourite beverage", said the bar's manager to Reuters.
The drink mixes 150 ml of Asahi black beer with 60 ml of diet Coke, 20 ml tequila and 30 ml white grape soju.
As it is a "bromance" after all, the cocktail will only be served in pairs, at $19.90 for both.
Gastropub Escobar's special drinks are named "Trump" and "Kim". The former is a blue, bourbon-based cocktail and the latter is red, with soju as its base. Each is priced at $12.60, a nod to the date of the meeting.
Owner Stan Sri Ganesh said both drinks use equal portions of alcohol, to avoid controversy about which was the stronger.
And lucky for you if you're a member of the media. Said Ganesh: "We are also inviting all delegates and media who are in town for the summit if they need a place to wind down," he added. "Their first drink will be on us."
Address: 178 Clemenceau Ave, Haw Par Glass Tower B1-00
Address: China Square Central, 20 Cross Street 01-23/24
Trump-Kim Nasi Lemak
For something a little more local (read: not a burger), there's a nasi lemak with a twist.
Offered by new nasi lemak brand Harmony Nasi Lemak, it combines dry-aged beef from the United States, with kimchi, basmati rice, and sambal with ikan bilis. The price? $21 nett. It is also intentionally served in a bowl, and with chopsticks, to mark US and North Korea coming together in Singapore.
Address: Harmony Nasi Lemak, OSG Bar + Kitchen, Suntec City Tower 1, 3 Temasek Boulevard, 01-510/511