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North Koreans enjoy burritos after paper claims Kim Jong-il 'invented dish in 2011'

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  • Kim Jong-il
    Kim Jong-il
    General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (1941-2011)

North Korea claims to have invented burritos as the street food “booms” in Pyongyang.

The Tex-Mex dish recently made a TV appearance in a propaganda broadcast, where it was described as a “wheat wrap”.

The Rodong Sinmun newspaper reported the meal was originally invented in 2011 by Kim Jong-il – the current leader's father and predecessor.

It claimed Kim Jong-un also takes a “meticulous interest” in the foodstuff, whose popularity is “booming”.

In newsreel footage, North Koreans can be seen devouring the sparsely-filled burritos at a stand outside the Kumsong Food Factory in the country's capital.

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