Review: Pyongyang Restaurant, Amsterdam

August 8th, 2012
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Remco Van Daal, owner of the Pyongyang Restaurant in Amsterdam, has repeatedly said that his restaurant is not about politics, it is about culture. Before we get any further, I want to confirm this view. The restaurant walls hold a myriad of paintings, waitresses wear delicate silk Hanbok of varying colours and patterns, along with

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About the Author

Nicolle Loughlin

Nicolle Loughlin first became interested in North Korea whilst studying Chinese history at college which brought her attention to the Korean War. She subsequently spent her time reading and learning about anything she could find related to North Korea. Nicolle Loughlin lives in the UK and is undertaking her final year of university studying English Literature and Mandarin Chinese. Nicolle has particular interests in North Korea's foreign relations and literature about North Korea. Next year, Nicolle intends to begin a masters degree in Asia studies or international relations in order to further and appropriate her knowledge and interests.


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  • newageman

    Thanks for the intersting report!

    Too bad we cannot enjoy the NK food
    here in the US yet.

  • Al

    hehe, she called it Hanbok;; and you can have NK style food in America. Just maybe not sponsored by the state.

  • Journey

    You can’t beat Korea for its tasty food or warm hospitality. It has been noted for this for a long time. It should come as no surprise that this restaurant, with its Korean roots carries on these traditions. Today I heard this place will be closed for awhile. I hope that its temporary.