Where’s The Beef?

A hamburger as served on North Korea's state-owned airline.

A hamburger as served on North Korea’s state-owned airline.

Ah North Korea. They try so hard but never seem to quite “get it.” While this is certainly the saddest excuse for a hamburger I have ever seen, it certainly must be better than the average citizens meal, such as rock and twig soup, or worse.

The country of North Korea might not be too fond of the United States, but that doesn’t stop its citizens from wanting to try American cuisine.

Recently, intrepid traveler Bobthewraith posted these sad photos on Reddit that show what counts as a hamburger according to the state-owned, national flag carrier airline of North Korea, Air Koryo.

Behold, the “hamburger,” according to the hermit kingdom:

A hamburger as served on North Korea's state-owned airline.

A hamburger as served on North Korea’s state-owned airline.

One eagle-eyed viewer was able to locate the meat patty, or at least a hint of it, lying flat and nearly colorless beneath that sad piece of lettuce.

Here’s a description of the burger from Bobthewraith:

“It was so ground, scant, and tasteless that I couldn’t tell, but it’s definitely not beef or tofu. My guess is that it’s either pork or heavily processed chicken.”

Have you ever felt so patriotic about American hamburgers in your entire life? Remember this feeling forever.

Story from: [thedailymeal]

Sometimes I suspect North Korea exists simply as a warning to the rest of the world as to how things can be terribly wrong in so many ways. The DPRK is a sad and terrible place and I do not think anyone should travel there, thereby supporting this brutal regime, but you can count on the norK’s as a source of amusement.

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