Extra! Korea

July 27, 2009

Would you like a 15-cent hamburger? Go to North Korea

Filed under: North Korea, rapid cultural change — extrakorea @ 11:23 pm

The Dong-a Ilbo reports that, despite chronic, severe food shortages, North Korea has opened its first “sokseong” (fast) food restaurant. Because of North Korea’s poverty, prices are low.
For fifteen cents you can buy “minced beef and bread” (a hamburger). Other menu items include frizzled bread (a waffle) and “Kumkang fresh beer,” a glass of which costs six cents. (I wonder if it’s Taedonggang beer. If you haven’t already, be sure to watch the advertisement video.)

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