Above Our Price Range

The price of Pyongyang's signature Naengmyeon, a savory buckwheat noodle dish served cold, jumped more than twentyfold after state restaurants lifted controls in the face of severe food shortages in North Korea. The sharp price hike turned a popular light summer meal into a luxury beyond the means of ordinary residents of a country that is slipping into food insecurity brought on by the early 2020 shutdown of all border trade with China to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Above Our Price Range Cartoon by Rebel Pepper
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