Skip to comments.What Do People Eat in North Korea? A Lot of Corn, Pizza and 'Man-Made Meat'
Posted on 11/04/2017 5:20:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Kim Jong Un doesn't want you to know it, but North Koreans are hungryand desperate.
An estimated 4.4 million people in the reclusive nation are in a state of "crisis, emergency and famine," meaning they have what the United Nations calls "food consumption gaps with high or above usual acute malnutrition." North Korea has a public distribution system for food, but it's insufficient, leaving much of the impoverished population to rely on street-food stalls to supplement their diets, according to a Reuters report out Friday.
At these markets, people can access injogogi, a spicy soy bean-rice combination that translates to "man-made meat," and seokdujeon, little cornmeal cakes. Sometimes they can get dububab, a treat made from rice and chili sauce packed inside tofu. Wealthy people can order pepperoni pizza.
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According to DailyNK, the markets are "an integral and irreversible means of survival" in North Korea, especially given growing fears that the republic could soon be facing a famine like the one that killed more than 2 million people in the '90s. But the Reuters report is just a peek into what life is like in North Korea.
If you're still curious, here's a quick look at what else we know North Koreans eat:
Defector Charles Ryu told New York Magazine that he went to a political labor camp where he was served 50 corn kernels three times a day, which left him "almost dead from malnutrition." Another defector interviewed for the 2008 book Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive Country said that "if you can eat corn gruel for 365 days a year, your family is well-off."
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Soylent green is relatively of Fat Boy!
“Let’s eat grandma”
“Let’s eat, grandma”
Punctuation saves lives.
And all mixed together!
Autocorrect error - they meant “papa roni”
Grass. They eat grass. The government takes the farmers production and uses it to feed the military. See: http://www.korea-dpr.com/dprk.html
Oh wow, click on the article and that food tray feeds a family of 4 for a month!
***injogogi, a spicy soy bean-rice combination that translates to “man-made meat,”***
Coming to a vegan store near you! (gag)
Under the “Foods” tab:
“Korean soup uses a wider range of ingredients...”
That’s a safe bet!
My first thought.
I suspect they have already done in the pets and zoo animals like they are doing in Venezuela.
What North Koreans in Pyongyang eat is far different to what North Koreans in the rest of North Korea eat.
So it’s Taco Bell then.
See, everybody is equal and hungry! No rich bastards can exploit the people! Who said socialism/communism doesn’t work? Those who did are just pissed that they ain’t starving to death. So screw you and your stupid steaks, potatoes, salmon, wine, and hand-crafted beers!
That’s why I think the living standards for average folks on the South and in China should be publicized by dropping propaganda into the North.
Even when I was stationed there the South Koreans ate much better than this and that was forever ago.
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