North Korean Refugees In South Korea Taste American-Style BBQ For The Very First Time

For the past hour or so I’ve been racking my brain, trying to remember the very first time I had barbecue, and I can’t pinpoint my first brush with BBQ.

I can remember the first time I BBQ‘d a brisket myself on the smoker. I’m able to vividly recall the first time I experienced mustard-based BBQ sauce in South Carolina, a barbecue style which has since become my favorite. I can recall my favorite BBQ restaurants over the years, in cities all throughout the nation, but for the life of me I can’t remember when I had my first plate of barbecue.

When I first clicked play on this video of North Korean defectors/political refugees now living in South Korea I expected them to be totally blown away and amazed by American/Southern-style BBQ, so I was a bit shocked to see that some of them weren’t all that into the flavors. It’s easy to understand why. When you’ve spent your entire life eating a small collection of food dishes and are presented with something completely opposite then it’s going to be jarring, no matter what. But, Southern-style BBQ are the most delicious flavors on the planet, so I still expected the haters to come around quickly, which, for the most part, they did.

If you’re wonder where the dishes in this video came from here’s a list of the participating BBQ restaurants: LawLers Barbecue (Alabama), 12 Bones (North Carolina), Gates Bar-B-Q (Kansas City) and Rudy’s Bar-B-Q (Texas)….Does North Korea even have states? I’m not terrible with geography, but I honestly have no idea if the country of North Korea is even broken up into states/provinces/territories, and if the concept of all these different BBQ dishes coming from different states in America even makes sense to them.

[h/t TastefullyOffensive]