We enjoy Korean food and eat it regularly. So we were eager to see how Korean food made in Korea tastes like. We had a very pleasant experience. Except for the breakfast, they never served us same dish twice, always coming with nice settings and exciting locations to enjoy lunch and dinner. The only downsides are that they served way too much eggs (we ate probably as much eggs in 1 week as we normally eat in 2 months) and that the staple (rice/noodle/etc) was always served last, after we had finished the meat and vegetables. Explanation is the custom is to serve staple last to avoid leaving impression that you want to get your guests full on cheap food. I believe the food we got was not generally available to the local population, but I can not be sure about that.
This is Pyongyang style cold noodle soup.
Korean hot pot: boiling soup inside the steel pot and you cook your own meat and vegetables. Delicious (if you know what to do, of course!)
Grilling clams in the dark using the bus’ headlamps for lighting while drinking some locally produced spirits. Improperly said grilled, as they got cooked by pouring gasoline on top of them and then setting them on fire. Taste very good except from the sand that might have gotten inside.
Another traditional food, not sure about the name. Mix the ingredients, add soup to taste
Picnic followed by short artistic program performed by waitresses.
Traditional Kaesong food.
And the best of the best, the bulgogi. Guests cook their meat at the table.
While uncommon in Pyongyang, blackouts might be encountered in the countryside. Flashlights highly recommended.
Two brands of local bottled beer and a small brewery we visited. Beer is cheap and good in DPRK!