I Was Kim Jong-il's Private Sushi Chef

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I Was Kim Jong-il's Private Sushi Chef

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:20 pm

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by Pierre Longeray
05 November 2019,


Tales of extravagance, unpredictability and mad boozing in the world's most secretive kingdom.

The dictator is so appreciative of Fujimoto’s cooking that he gifts the chef a Mercedes V450 and a North Korean license. Fujimoto and Kim Jong-il go on to forge a unique relationship via the medium of sushi.

As Fujimoto recalls, he wakes up in the middle of his post-wedding banquet – having downed a bottle of Hennessy – to discover that someone has shaved off all of his pubic hair while he was blacked out. According to the chef, boozing is part and parcel of life in Kim Jong-il’s inner circle.

The chef does his food shopping not by car, but airplane. For fruit, he goes to Singapore; for caviar, Russia or Iran; for fish, his native Japan.

Feeling the tide turn against him, Fujimoto plots to escape once his house arrest is over. Just as food brought him into Kim Jong-il’s palace, he believes it might be able to get him out.

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Re: I Was Kim Jong-il's Private Sushi Chef

Post by Bubble T » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:32 pm

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:20 pm
he gifts the chef a Mercedes V450
That doesn't exist....
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Re: I Was Kim Jong-il's Private Sushi Chef

Post by Mishmash » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:59 pm

Fujimoto should have known it starts with Sushi and Hennessy before quickly changing to VX Nerve Agent.

"plots to escape" - oh dear... now he's in it.

Kim "the haircut" Jong Il will discover your plotter ways and use you for anti-aircraft gun target practice.
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Re: I Was Kim Jong-il's Private Sushi Chef

Post by SternAAlbifrons » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:51 am

chef, sushi, Mercedes, banquet, bottle of Hennessy, shaved off all of his pubic hair, blacked out, shopping by airplane, from SingaporeRussiaIranJapan, extravagance, unpredictability, secretive, mad boozing..

So, North Korea is just like everywhere else after all..
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Re: I Was Kim Jong-il's Private Sushi Chef

Post by Isaanbarang » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:01 am

Bubble T wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:32 pm
Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:20 pm
he gifts the chef a Mercedes V450
That doesn't exist....
In the late 70s and early 80s Mercedes built 3 cars with the 450 name, a convertible, a 2 door hard top and the 450SEL V8, the 450 Sel was top of the line with a 6.9l litre engine. It is safe to assume someone dropped the 8 and that is what the author is referring to. The car is still very coveted today as it has the largest engine ever placed in a MB.
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