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Pirates Love Korean Food!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 2, 2011 by koreanfoodcrime

I’m very happy that the Korean Navy did such an excellent job on those pesky Somalian pirates. Those pirates are a menace to both commercial and leisure craft going through the Gulf of Aden, and even going down further South into the Indian Ocean they’re a serious hazard. A funny story is in the news at the moment regarding the 5 captured pirates and their love of Korean jail food. I’ll let you read it now.

In the early morning hours of Jan. 31, five Somali pirates were transferred to Busan, where they were interrogated for seven hours by Busan’s Coast Guard. On their first night in jail, they finished their meal and apparently slept soundly, officials said.

After investigations, the pirates arrived at the Busan office of the Korea Coast Guard at 6:30 p.m. After receiving medical checks, they were briefed on the cell rules and officially locked up at 7 p.m. They were assigned to three cells, two containing two each and one solely occupied.

Dinner was served at 7:25 p.m. The menu included rice, kimchi, doenjang or bean paste soup, fried eggs, and japchae, or traditional Korean sweet potato vermicelli with vegetables. The local coast guard said that the pirates ate all their food, leaving not a trace of any of the side dishes, even. Afterwards, they washed, were briefed again on the cell regulations and retired shortly after 9 p.m.

The pirates slept all night without waking or any disturbances, said a coast guard official.

In the morning of the 31st, the pirates washed and had a breakfast of rice, dried fish (pollack) soup, fried eggs, kimchi, and tofu.

When asked in English how they found Korean food, one of the pirates replied, “Good, good,” the official said.

“The pirates were neither afraid nor nervous and spent their first night in the cells with great composure. Although they have committed serious crimes, we are remembering that, as ‘foreigner pirates,’ they are unique suspects and we are doing our utmost to maintain cell safety and security.”

The pirates were transferred to the South Regional Headquarters of the Korea Coast Guard where they underwent a second day of interrogation.


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