Pyongyang rice soup, one of the dishes eaten by Juli Min at the Pyongyang restaurant in Shanghai. Photos: Juli Min

At a North Korean restaurant in Shanghai, fake flowers, fake smiles, mediocre food

There are more than 100 state-owned franchises of Pyongyang Goryeo around the world, offering a chance to experience the culture and food of one of the world’s most secretive countries. What are they like to visit?

Topic |   North Korea

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Pyongyang rice soup, one of the dishes eaten by Juli Min at the Pyongyang restaurant in Shanghai. Photos: Juli Min
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