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.
2021-09-10
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Above Our Price Range Cartoon by Rebel Pepper
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