Summit menu blends Western, Asian flavours

Beef short ribs and sweet and sour crispy pork are on the menu at the historic summit in Singapore

Beef ribs and sweet and sour pork: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be served a working lunch that combines the flavours of East and West during their historic meeting in Singapore.

A menu released by the White House showed the two leaders will sit down to starters that include prawn cocktail and avocado salad, a Southeast Asian-flavoured green mango salad dish with honey lime dressing and fresh octopus, as well as "oiseon", a Korean dish of stuffed cucumber.

Main courses include beef short rib confit, served with potato dauphinois and steamed broccoli; sweet and sour crispy pork and fried rice with an "XO" chilli sauce as well as a Korean dish called "daegu jorim", which is a soy braised cod fish with radish and Asian vegetables.

For dessert, Trump and Kim and their delegations would have a choice of dark chocolate tartlet ganache, Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream with cherry coulis and tropezienne, a cream-filled pastry.

Among those joining the leaders on the US side were Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton.

The North Korean delegation included Kim Yong Chol, a top aide to Kim Jong Un who recently met Trump at the White House.