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According to Trump-Kim summit: chef chat secrets

It is served in the dining room of the venerable Metropole Hotel in Hanoi. Only the guests, Donald Trump , Kim Jong-un and its delegations, not to come. Lun

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According to Trump-Kim summit: chef chat secrets

It is served in the dining room of the venerable Metropole Hotel in Hanoi. Only the guests, Donald Trump , Kim Jong-un and its delegations, not to come. Lunch with goose liver pate and Snowfish, an Asian specialty that ends up in the bucket.

this happened on 28. February 2019, after the second Kim-Trump summit was at an early stage failed and the two delegations were driven to their Hotels to take place at the Paul Smart, the Australian head chef at the Metropole, place. Not culinary differences resulted in the abrupt end of the summit, but the issue of denuclearization.

From "bleu" to "well done"

the day before Smart had served rulers of the two makes, among other things, Sirloin Steak with pepper crust and with Kimchi-filled bulbs, where the North Koreans preferred his Steak bloody, and the US President to be meat consistently cooked. The choice of the bloody meat is an appreciation of the quality of said Smart, and attested to the Gourmet from Pyongyang has a fine taste. Trump did, however, try one of Kim's Steak, top chef, Smart, had cooked its spores, among other things, in the London Ritz abverdient and once for Queen Elizabeth II.

The Wagyu Beef had brought Kim, the tags had previously arrived after a 4500 km long journey by train in Vietnam, from North Korea itself. Some media joked even whether or not this is a violation of the U.S. sanctions against North Korea.

Other media criticized, however, the decadence: In North Korea, the harvest was as bad as for over a decade. According to a report by the United Nations, around 1.4 million tons of food were missing the country. The government in Pyongyang would need to halve therefore the food rations for the population.


While Trump is drinking as we know, no alcohol, begrudge Kim reportedly happy and to have a SIP. On the day before the summit, Dutch customs officers had found in the port of Rotterdam, 90’000 bottles of Russian vodka under a plane's fuselage and seized. The Container with the highly concentrated product directly to North Korea's commander-in-chief and his military leadership.

A damper for Kim and North Korea's Elite, who don't seem to suffer otherwise under the international sanctions on luxury. Whether Kim during his stay in Vietnam, something Alcoholic to drink, however, is not known, but conceivable.

dogs and Vortester

A damper on even top chef Paul Smart, experienced. He was disappointed that the food have not taken place. The experience around the summit, however, was exciting enough and left behind a lasting impression of the Smart was the Beijing magazine "China News Weekly". Public the Interview as well as a report of the "South China Morning Post".

sniffer dogs would have tasted his cuisine searched and taster of both sides of all the dishes, so Smart. North Korean ingredients are Packed "very hygienic. They even brought alcohol to clean your knives and cutting boards."

Paul Smart in his kitchen at the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi. (a)

The North Korean kitchen delegation, described Smart as a "mysterious, but very professional" and added that they had meticulously worked on. They brought with them – in addition to the Wagyu Beef-your own ingredients: Kimchi, Ginseng, Persimmon and Foie gras. Smart praised the cooperation and gained an insight into the closely guarded secret of Kim's life style. The kitchen crew from North Korea have blabbed, that Kim was restricted to other delicacies such as caviar and Lobster love, although the Import of such luxury items under the sanctions. This also includes the cheese of the variety of Emmental.

Kim and the Emmental

"He loves to eat and to experience the cuisine," said Smart about the despots. But on the subject of kitchen Experience, Kim can't afford in spite of his special position, everything. From previous Reports indicate that Kim, who had spent a large part of his Childhood in Bern, loves cheese, especially Emmental. Kim should import according to the "Daily Mirror" kilos of holey cheese. But not from Switzerland.

According to the data from Swiss Impex, North Korea has imported since the year 2012 no more cheese from Switzerland. And also previously, in the term of Kim Jong-il , float only Swiss melting cheese into the country.

But it is the Emmental, it has done to the since December 2011 the Supreme leader of North Korea. 2014 Kim sent three of his chefs to France to have them there in the manufacture of the Hartkäses form. The head of a prestigious French cooking school rejected the students from time and space reasons, however.

in Switzerland, North Korea sought a Transfer of Know-how. As Jürg creep of Emmentaler Switzerland compared to said, were even offered an interpreter. In vain: "No dairy, period, the North Koreans to train," said the creep. In addition, you have to the art of the Emmentaler-making, not just abroad. And even if you produce the Know-how would want to share: genuine Swiss Emmental cheese, it could have been used, certain lactic acid bacteria; "these may not be exported," said the creep. (TA)

Created: 27.03.2019, 14:44 PM

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