12 Food Inventions in Singapore that Celebrate the Kim-Trump Summit

12 Food Inventions in Singapore that Celebrate the Kim-Trump Summit

While President Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, flavours erupt in the background in the form of these finger-licking food creations in Singapore.

The Kim-Trump Summit held today was a historic event that catapulted Singapore into the global spotlight. In anticipation of the arrival of the two leaders, the small city-state was abuzz for weeks and a handful of businesses went into a creative frenzy to ride the wave. The result was a panoply of inventions, particularly in the country’s dining scene, that went hand-in-hand with the themes related to the one-day peace summit.

Here’s the dazzling array of unique foods, from cocktails, tacos and nasi lemak to a bucketful of burgers that popped up as the country rolled into the summit fever.

1. The Burger for World Peace

Image credit: @burgersbywolf

Wolf Burgers tasked itself to bring world peace down to the dining table with “The Burger for World Peace”. The beautifully-conceptualised burger features bulgogi beef topped with American cheddar and kimchi mayo between brioche buns.

Availability: Until 17 June
Address: 3 Temasek Blvd, 455-456 / 459-461 Suntec City, Singapore 038983 and #01-43, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore 486038

2. The El Trumpo and Rocket Man Tacos

Image credit: @LuchaLocoSingapore

Mexican restaurant Lucha Loco is offering special tacos called “El Trump” and “Rocket Man”. The latter name alludes to the term that Trump had used to refer to Kim. The El Trumpo is a cheeseburger-inspired taco with beef patty and pickles while the Pocket Man is stuffed with Korean fried chicken and pickled radish. Each taco is priced at S$10 each and they’re selling like hotcakes.

Availability: Until 16 June
Address: 15 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089598

3. The Buttermilk Chicken and Kimchi Summit-Wich

Image credit: @dallas.sg

Claimed to be a burger that “both sides would agree on” is the Buttermilk Chicken and Kimchi Summit-Wich offered by Dallas Restaurant & Bar. The additional “sides” that complement it are the Dallas crispy fries and homemade coleslaw. Each burger is priced at S$20.

Availability: Until 30 June
Address: All Dallas outlets (Suntec City, Boat Quay and Marina Bay Sands)

4. The Trump-Kim Chi Nasi Lemak

Image credit: Harmony Nasi Lemak

Winning points for creativity, the Trump-Kim Chi Nasi Lemak offered by Harmony Nasi Lemak presents a local dish with a twist. It substitutes the usual chicken/ fish with American dry-aged beef and adds on kimchi to the standard coconut rice, sambal and anchovies. This fusion dish comes at a premium price of S$21.

Availability: Until 12 June
Address: OSG Bar + Kitchen, Suntec City Tower 1, 3 Temasek Boulevard 01-510/511, Singapore 038983

5. The Bromance

Image credit: @hopheadssingapore

How’d you like some Bromance? Hopheads, an underground bar at Dhoby Ghaut, has concocted a pair of drinks using the combination of Asahi beer, diet coke, tequila and white grape soju. It comes with a set of stickers, as depicted above, and retails at S$19++.

Availability: Until 13 June
Address: 178 Clemenceau Avenue Haw Par Glass Tower B1-00, Singapore 239926

6. The Cowboy Kimchi Burger

Image credit: @thebutcherskitchensg

Also a seamless fusion of American and Korean elements, the Cowboy Kimchi Burger is offered by The Butcher’s Kitchen, a casual gourmet food eatery at Suntec City. Between the homemade burger buns is the US black Angus beef patty that’s drizzled with Korean kimchi, onions, tomatoes, cheese and romaine lettuce. Unlike other items on this list, this burger which is priced at S$18.80 will be on the menu permanently. 

Availability: Anytime
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-472 Suntec City, Singapore 038988

7. The R.B.W.

Image credit: @SinforiaRistorante

Have you noticed that the flags for both the US and North Korea are in the same three colours? R.B.W. stands for red, blue, and white, and this is on the summit menu at the Italian fine dining restaurant Sinfonia. The dish features Japanese beef and caviar, both of which are reportedly Kim’s favourites, as well as a deep-fried chicken slider.

Availability: Until 15 June
Address: 11 Empress Place, 01-01 Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore 179558

8. The World Peace Bomb

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The only type of bomb that should make the news, the World Peace Bombs on the menu of The Summit On The Rooftop, an event by Empire Sky Lounge, are specially-crafted shots. Alongside that is the Whisky Trump, a whisky-based cocktail with “an orange tang” and The Rocket, a Campari-based red cocktail. The Peace Platter, which has kimchi chicken wings, a mini-burger and fries, is also on offer.

Availability: 12 June, 5pm to 1am
Address: Level 45, 50 Raffles Place, Singapore Land Tower, Singapore 048623

9. The Trump-Kim Burger and Summit Iced Tea

Not missing out on the innovative burger bandwagon is Royal Plaza on Scotts which boldly announced that they are “making burgers great again!” Their Trump-Kim Burger comes with a tender chicken patty and tangy kimchi served on a plate together with fries and Korean rice rolls. The set, priced at S$12++, comes with the Summit Iced Tea which has a hint of Korean honey yuzu.

Availability: Until 15 June
Address: 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211

10. The #WorldBeast Burger

Image credit: @thesgbeast

The #WorldBeast Burger celebrates the union of two nations with two distinct halves on a wooden slab. The first half features deep-fried kimchi rice patties with bulgogi beef filling, caramelised onions and creamy garlic sauce. The other half consists of a beef patty, bacon jam and BBQ sauce with cheese burger buns. The result? An intriguing creation that can be sampled for S$23 at The Beast.

Availability: Until 14 June
Address: 17 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199329

11. The Trump and The Kim

Image credit: @escobarsingapore

Escobar, the bistro bar themed after the drug kingpin Pablo Escobar is celebrating the big summit with limited-edition drinks. Pictured left is the Kim Cocktail, a red soju-based drink and pictured right is the Trump Cocktail, a bourbon-based cocktail. Both are on sale at S$12.60 each – a pricing that makes a reference to the date of the summit (12 June). On top of the aforementioned cocktails, there’s a special Summit Burger (S$26) and a set of 20 shots called Trump vs Kim Shots (S$60). While the summit menu ends when Trump and Kim leave Singapore, the bar transition to party mode at the Peace Summit Party on 13 June, from 5pm to 1am.

Availability: Until 12 June
Address: 20 Cross Street #01-23/24, China Square Central, Singapore 048422

12. The KFC Four Peace Meal

Image credit: @KFC.sg

On 8 June, KFC extended an invitation to the two leaders via their Facebook page to drop by KFC Sentosa on 12 June for a sit-down “For Peace” meal. The set comprises four pieces of fried chicken accompanied by two whipped potatoes, two coleslaws and two drinks. KFC’s “Four Peace” meal may lack culinary innovation but it’s cleverly named for sure. Unfortunately, this invitation was not extended to the public, and neither was it taken up by Trump and Kim Jong-un. 

Keen to sample some of these creations? Go ahead and savour a taste of world peace while it lasts.

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