MangoPlate ID @경리단 주민
2016-07-24 2,852
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North Korean Food

Same but different.

2016-07-24 2,852

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North Korea is like the petulant, universally disliked uncle at every family gathering.

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But what are real North Koreans like? Is their food different from what South Koreans eat?

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MangoPlate ID @퐝뎅

Naengmyeon from Hamhung comes with a spicy kick, sliced cucumbers, and raw skate.

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Instagram ID @ys_pppppppppp

If only all boiled meat platters looked like this colorful wheel.

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Instagram ID @namu824

Instead of adding in red pepper paste, this rendition of bibimbap calls for soy sauce.

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MangoPlate ID @yesung_kim

You can also find nokdu jijim, or mung bean pancakes, at Gwangjang Market in Seoul.

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MangoPlate ID @경리단 주민

These aren't your average dumplings: pyeonsu is shaped into delicate windmills.

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Instagram ID @dahye1018

North Korea's equivalent of tteokbokki and street food is rice-stuffed tofu.

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Instagram ID @blessing_bella

A warm broth poured over a bed of rice and veggies to warm up your soul.

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MangoPlate ID @Ashley Jung

Pyongyang can be proud of one thing: the Northern capital is the originator of this dish.

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Instagram ID @nyteamo

Sink your teeth into these syrup-covered rice cakes from Kaeseong.

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Understanding and reconciling our differences one meal or food at a time.


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