In Pictures: Cook fulfils dream of preparing meal for President Halimah Yacob

Mr Paul Simon's wish to cook for President Halimah Yacob came true when he was invited to the Istana to prepare a meal on Jan 24, 2017. He prepared a three-course meal consisting of mango salsa salad, chicken briyani and sweetcorn sago.

Mr Paul Simon preparing briyani rice for President Halimah Yacob as he is watched over by resident chef Muhammad Adi Rezza in the halal kitchen of the Istana, on Jan 24, 2018. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
President Halimah Yacob reaching for the mango salsa salad as Mr Paul Simon looks on. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
A list of the items needed for the dishes Mr Paul Simon prepared for the President. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
President Halimah Yacob speaks with Mr Paul Simon before tucking into the three-course meal. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Mr Paul Simon's mango salsa salad. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The three dishes that Mr Paul Simon prepared for President Halimah Yacob: (from left) mango salsa salad, chicken briyani and sweet corn sago. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Mr Paul Simon taking the prepared food to the pantry on a trolley as he is followed by resident chef Muhammad Adi Rezza. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Mr Paul Simon preparing curry for the chicken briyani in the halal kitchen of the Istana. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Mr Paul Simon and resident chef Muhammad Adi Rezza taking the lift to the pantry at the Istana, together with the trolley of prepared food. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Mr Paul Simon pushes the prepared food on a trolley to the pantry to prepare the food to be served to President Halimah Yacob at the Istana on Jan 24, 2018. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Mr Paul Simon introduces the first 2 dishes (mango slasa and chicken briyani) to President Halimah Yacob. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Mr Paul Simon preparing the chicken briyani for presentation. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Mr Paul Simon preparing the garnish for the briyani. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

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