NORTH KOREA

NORTH KOREA

No, North Koreans Aren't Fighting Starvation by Eating Their Own Shirts

Yes, a North Korean catalog may feature edible shirts, but there's more to the story here.
Jelisa Castrodale
1.30.19
politics

North Korea Says It's Keeping Nukes, But Might Open Burger Joint in 'Gesture of Goodwill'

We all know that the way to keep Trump happy is to keep the McDonald's flowing.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.30.18
korea

Japan Is Pissed About the Dessert Being Served at the Korean Summit

Japan's grievance surrounds a tiny, 'antagonistic' map printed on the mango mousse.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.27.18
NORTH KOREA

A South Korean Artist Smuggled These Pizza-Making Instructions into North Korea on 500 DVDs

Hwang Kim doesn't know how many North Koreans got to see his 'Pizza for the People' miniseries, but he's finally showing it to the rest of the world.
Jelisa Castrodale
4.25.18
NORTH KOREA

A Guide to North Korean Food from a Man Who's Been Eating It for 14 Years

Having visited North Korea nearly 150 times, Simon Cockerell is well-versed in the cuisine of the hermit kingdom. His advice: try the sushi but avoid the clams cooked in gasoline.
Jamie Fullerton
2.17.18
beer

How Two Brothers in Miami Stole the Name of North Korea's State Beer

This is trolling via trademark law.
Dave Minsky
2.15.18
NORTH KOREA

North Korean Defector Welcomed with 100 Boxes of Choco Pies

The taste of freedom is a disc of marshmallow sandwiched between chocolate cakes and wrapped in plastic.
Mayukh Sen
12.19.17
NORTH KOREA

Your Cheap Salmon Could Be Paying for North Korea's Nuclear Weapons

Well, this isn't good.
Jelisa Castrodale
10.6.17
NORTH KOREA

North Korea Threw a Massive Cooking Competition to Celebrate Kim Jong-Il's Birthday

There ain't no party like a brutally authoritarian despot’s birthday party, because a brutally authoritarian despot’s birthday party don’t stop.
Alex Swerdloff
2.10.17
NORTH KOREA

Meet the North Korea Apologist Who Opened a Cafe to Spread the 'Truth' About North Korea

Alejandro Cao de Benos opened Pyongyang Cafe to spread the "truth" about North Korea.
Matthew Bremner
1.29.17
Best of 2016

The Most Inspiring, Remote, and Strangest Places We Traveled This Year

What a long, strange year it's been.
Munchies Staff
12.24.16
NORTH KOREA

MUNCHIES in North Korea: Sinking Pints in Pyongyang’s Beer Bars

Beer halls have become established, popular spots in the North Korean capital, where locals can unwind after a hard day of work and repeatedly bowing to portraits of the Kim dynasty leaders.
Jamie Fullerton
11.3.16
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