Sunday, August 9, 2009

North Korea - Eating Dog Meat Helps Deal With Summer Heat

Dangogi, meaning “sweat meat”, is the term used for dog meat in North Korea. Dangogi-jang or Boshintang, also known as Dog Soup, is controversial, but the North Korean’s state media has been calling it a prized delicacy essential to coping with the summer heat.
You can see workers sweating to taste boshintang in any Dangogi houses and traditional restaurants in the capital of Pyongyang.

Defectors have reported that in North Korea dog meat has become a luxury since food shortages worsened and even the South Korean restaurants have lowered the profile on serving this somewhat odd cuisine.

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