Photos of the dishes shown on the website - but how many North Koreans can actually afford to cook them?
‘Fancy’, healthy dishes featured, but irony of the situation not lost on Netizens.
North Korea has launched a cooking website in a bid to preserve and promote traditional recipes from the “Hermit Kingdom”.
In addition to a comprehensive catalogue of recipes that includes 82 different ways to prepare rice, cooks.org.kp also features cookery books and a restaurant guide.
North Korean cuisine is milder and less pungent than its southern counterpart. Their signature dish is a bowl of buckwheat noodles in a cold, vinegary broth topped with boiled egg, sliced cucumbers and meat.
Mul naengmyun is a popular summer dish as it’s also customary to chill the broth with ice cubes.
Last year, the Korean Food Foundation, a national tourism initiative created to promote Korean cuisine around the world, launched a cooking programme teaching participants how to cook traditional North Korean recipes like Pyongyang onban (chicken in rice-and-soup), chogyetang (chilled chicken soup) and Haeju bibimbap – a bowl of rice topped with mixed vegetables, pork and chicken.