Monday, March 07, 2011

Markets in Everything: A North Korean Restaurant

From the current edition of Washington's City Paper, "The Strange Odyssey of the DC's Area's First North Korean Restaurant: A Tale of Espionage and Sausage":

"Sitting near the border of Alexandria and Fairfax County on Little River Turnpike—the restaurant-saturated main drag of Northern Virginia’s Korean community—the restaurant doesn’t tout its unlikely origins, at least not in English. Its only English-language sign, in the parking lot, features the name of the previous restaurant to occupy the narrow building. “Pyongyang Soondae” is written above it, in Korean. Which makes it the perfect place to find a restaurant owned by a former spy and operated by North Korean defectors."

Q: Has Tyler been there?  It's not in the Ethnic Dining Guide yet.


At 3/08/2011 11:40 AM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

Very interesting article that is linked. The owner certainly has an intriguging background, in that she is of Chinese Christian heritage, among other things. If North and South Korea were reunited the national religion would probably be Christian.

At 3/08/2011 2:30 PM, Blogger Speedmaster said...

Interesting, and more than a little odd. :-)

At 3/08/2011 4:10 PM, Blogger Benjamin Cole said...

A North Korean restaurant? Do they serve cat?


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