Afters of Evil: North Korea’s Overseas Restaurant Odyssey

Tom Farrell reviews overseas North Korean restaurants in the first of a three-part special feature; 'Afters of Evil'.
December 11th, 2012
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The era of the red star seems to giving way to that of the Michelin star as, all the way from the temples of Cambodia to the suburbs of Amsterdam, Kim Jong Un’s regime seeks to promote North Korean cuisine. More and more tourists, ambling amongst the capitals of Asia, are encountering culinary outposts of

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Tom Farrell

Tom Farrell is a freelance journalist who has published in several national Irish newspapers.

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  • Stephen Browne

    This article begins with a pre destermined viewpoint. I have been to North Korea twice and eaten in NK restaurants in Amsterdam and Dubai. The argument proposed in this argument is essentially the same as against going on a NK tour, a form of propagating the government. It’s a restaurant, pure and simple, people have to eat everyday and if they choose to go to a NK restaurant as an experience I see no problem in that.

    If I eat in McDonald’s or drink an American beer those companies pay tax to the American government, whose policies I don’t agree with but that does not stop me from eating or drinking American products.

    It is a very weak arguement that any serious person should disregard.