SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When it comes to tea time in South Korea, nothing is too good for the U.S. leader and his wife.
South Korea's first lady made special refreshments for President Donald Trump and wife Melania to enjoy during their visit on Tuesday: dried persimmons stuffed with walnuts and coated with chocolate.
A dried persimmon is a traditional local delicacy and is still used as a popular gift item in modern South Korea. But the addition of walnuts and chocolate makes it a rarity that most South Koreans have likely never tasted.
First lady Kim Jung-sook, known to be a good cook, personally picked persimmons from trees raised at Seoul's mountainside presidential Blue House and dried them for several weeks under the compound's eaves.