Kimchi nasi lemak, half-and-half burger and more food to commemorate Trump-Kim Summit

Be prepared for some unexpected food pairings 

Kimchi nasi lemak, half-and-half burger and more food to commemorate Trump-Kim Summit
Kimchi nasi lemak, half-and-half burger and more food to commemorate Trump-Kim Summit
08 Jun 2018

Kimchi nasi lemak, half-and-half burger and more food to commemorate Trump-Kim Summit

Regardless of how much you care about the historic summit on June 12 between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, it is impossible to escape. For the past two weeks, the event has been dominating the news pages – is it on, is it off, who’s footing the bill for North Korea, which areas are gazetted for the summit, etc. Even restaurants and bars have been eager to capitalise on the hoopla, launching special edition food and drinks with Korean-American inspired flavours. Here are some food tributes to mark the historic event.

Trump-Kim Chi Nasi Lemak ($21)
Trump-Kim Chi Nasi Lemak ($21)
08 Jun 2018

Trump-Kim Chi Nasi Lemak ($21)

We never thought we’d see kimchi in nasi lemak but guess there’s always a first time. Created by Harmony Nasi Lemak to celebrate harmony between both sides, the dish features dry-aged beef from the United States, kimchi, basmati rice, and sambal with ikan bilis. Served in a bowl like a bibimbap, the dish, which actually looks pretty appetising, even comes with a glorious runny egg.

Harmony Nasi Lemak, OSG Bar + Kitchen, Suntec City Tower 1, 3 Temasek Boulevard, 01-510/511, Singapore 038983

Photo: Twitter/@xavierlur

#worldbeast Burger ($23)
#worldbeast Burger ($23)
08 Jun 2018

#worldbeast Burger ($23)

To commemorate the Trump-Kim summit, chefs at The Beast have dreamed up a half-and-half burger, where the “best of both worlds meat”. Featuring fried mac and cheese burger ‘buns’, beef patty, bacon jam and BBQ sauce in the American half, and deep fried kimchi rice patties, bulgogi beef patty, caramelised onions, and garlic sauce, this sound like a recipe for heartburn. But that’s a risk we’re willing to take. Available till Jun 14.

The Beast Southern Kitchen + Bourbon Bar, 17, Jalan Klapa Singapore 199329

Trump-Kim Burger ($12)
Trump-Kim Burger ($12)
08 Jun 2018

Trump-Kim Burger ($12)

Royal Plaza on Scotts hotel too has launched a burger combining American and Korean influences. Available till Jun 15, the grilled Trump-Kim Burger consisting of a minced chicken and kimchi patty, is served with kimbap (rice roll) and fries. Wash it all down with the refreshing Summit Iced Tea ($6) concocted by infusing iconic Korean flavour honey yuzu into traditional iced tea. 

Royal Plaza on Scotts hotel, 25 Scotts Road, Scotts Lounge, level 2, Singapore 228220

Bromance cocktail ($19)
Bromance cocktail ($19)
08 Jun 2018

Bromance cocktail ($19)

If you want to drink to world peace, head to HopHeads bar, where bartenders have mixed up a pair of drinks nicknamed Bromance. Consisting of Diet Coke, tequila, Asahi Black and white grape soju, you’re supposed to drop the shot into the beer like you would a soju bomb. The special cocktail is available till Jun 13. Want to wear your heart on your sleeve? There are also limited edition Trump and Kim bromance tees for sale at $20.

Hopheads Bar, 178 Clemenceau Ave, Haw Par Glass Tower, B1-00, Singapore 239926

Rocket Man and the El Trumpo Tacos ($10 each)
Rocket Man and the El Trumpo Tacos ($10 each)
08 Jun 2018

Rocket Man and the El Trumpo Tacos ($10 each)

Over at Mexican restaurant Lucha Loco, tacos take centre stage. The Rocket Man Taco is loaded with Korean fried chicken, spicy dressing, and pickled white radish, while the El Trumpo taco, which is inspired by cheeseburgers, features a beef patty, melted cheese, and lettuce doused with chipotle ketchup and secret sauce.

Lucha Loco, 15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598

One-Korea (O.K.) Beef Bowl ($15.90)
One-Korea (O.K.) Beef Bowl ($15.90)
08 Jun 2018

One-Korea (O.K.) Beef Bowl ($15.90)

The Butcher’s Kitchen’s Cowboy Kimchi Burger ($18.80) may be getting all the attention but we’d much prefer the pocket-friendly One-Korea (O.K.) Beef Bowl. For $15.90, you get juicy, succulent Wagyu beef slices in Korean sauce, kimchi and fried egg atop pearl rice. What’s not to love?

The Butcher's Kitchen, Suntec City, North Wing (Between Towers 1 and 2), #02-472, Singapore 038989

The Burger for World Peace ($12.90)
The Burger for World Peace ($12.90)
08 Jun 2018

The Burger for World Peace ($12.90)

In hopes that Trump and Kim will “settle the beef”, homegrown gourmet burger joint Wolf Burgers has introduced the Burger for World Peace and even invited both leaders to taste it for themselves. This Korean spin on the Philly Cheesesteak uses bulgogi marinated shabu brisket, kimchi mayo, Korean-styled picked radish, American cheddar, and gourmet burger buns.


Wolf Burgers, PasarBella at Suntec City Tower 2, 3 Temasek Blvd, 455-456 / 459-461, Singapore 038983

Bonus: The KFC Four World Peace Meal
Bonus: The KFC Four World Peace Meal
09 Jun 2018

Bonus: The KFC Four World Peace Meal

Even fast food chain KFC has jumped on the bandwagon, offering a complimentary meal for both leaders. Colonel Sanders posted an invitation to the pair on Instagram yesterday (Jun 9) to drop by its Sentosa outlet, where they will be served the KFC Four Peace Meal, which consists four pieces of fried chicken, two whipped potatoes, coleslaws and beverages. "Trust me, it tastes un-believable," the post said.

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