According to media reports, Kim Jong-un has treated his South Korean counterpart to a cold buckwheat noodle dish, known as naengmyeon, which is expected to be prepared by a chef from one of Pyongyang’s finest restaurants – Okryu Gwan.
“It was difficult, but we brought Pyongyang naengmyeon with us. I hope President Moon Jae-in will enjoy it,” Kim said, as cited by The Korea Herald.
Several media reported that besides the very special noodles, the wide-ranging menu will include steamed square dumplings, stuffed with croaker and sea cucumber, cold naengchae salad made with octopus, rosti, which is a potato fritter dish from Switzerland, where Kim allegedly spent part of his life, charcoal-grilled beef, the John Dory fish and a mango mousse, decorated with the unification flag and spring flowers, in a chocolate shell for dessert.
The two leaders met in the demilitarized zone, greeting each other with a handshake and posed for photos on both sides of border; denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, peace settlement and improvement of inter-Korean relations is reported to be on the summit’s agenda.