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