Nampo Gasoline Clam BBQ

Clam BBQ cooked by a sprinkling of lighted gasoline in Nampo, North Korea – eat your heart out Anthony Bourdain!

North Korean Petrol Gas Clam BBQ

North Korean Petrol Gas Clam BBQ

North Korean Petrol Gas Clam BBQ

North Korean Petrol Gas Clam BBQ

North Korean Petrol Gas Clam BBQ

North Korean Petrol Gas Clam BBQ

North Korean Petrol Gas Clam BBQ

North Korean Petrol Gas Clam BBQ

The petrol clam BBQ is an activity I have always wanted to do but have had difficulty arranging until now.  During certain times of the year the water is too polluted to safely eat the clams.  The activity is also dependent on arriving early enough in Nampo to arrange a fresh batch of clams to be bought from the local fisherman.

Only the West Coast clams of Nampo can be eaten his way.  These clams don’t open up when cooked, allowing minimal gasoline to seep into the tasty bits.  To make sure everything is safe to consume our North Korean guides insist on a large supply of soju and rice liquor to wash everything down with.

3 responses

  1. Fascinating!

    April 13, 2013 at 1:39 pm

  2. I love the fact that it is being done under a roof. Because surely lighting bottles of gasoline while essentially indoors is a great idea. Safety first! Haha. How did they taste?

    April 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

  3. Florha

    That is funny, the liquor being required to wash every thing down with…Thanks for the pictures.

    April 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm

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