North Korea is known for a lot of things, like human rights abuses, totalitarianism, and prison camps to name a few. But one thing North Korea certainly isn’t known for is its cooking. That is until a Japanese tourist managed to smuggle back some photographs and a recipe for a very North Korean-style clam bake.

A few years ago, Japanese travel writer Kuzo paid a visit to North Korea and had the chance to try a local delicacy: gasoline baked clams.

A few years ago, Japanese travel writer <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/japaneasy1" target="_blank">Kuzo</a> paid a visit to North Korea and had the chance to try a local delicacy: gasoline baked clams.

Yep, you read that right. To cook clams, they place them in a gravel pit, douse them with gasoline, and light them up.

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Over the course of the next five minutes, two regular-sized water bottles of gasoline are dumped on the clams to keep the flames burning. Once the flames die out, dinner’s ready!