INSIDE the crazy- ass world of evil KIM JONG-IL who launched jets to get Big Macs and brewskis to satiate his orgiastic munchies.
Most Americans know little about North Korea – except its leaders like to launch missiles.
But now the former sushi chef to the country’s late “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-il has revealed the dictator’s wildly extravagant tastes. The Japanese chef – who wrote the memoir “I Was Kim Jong-il’s Cook” under the alias Kenji Fujimoto – claims he flitted around the world on Kim’s jets to pick up goodies.
He zipped to Iran for caviar, Denmark for beer and ham, and France, where he bought $700,000 worth of cognac and enough wine to fill Kim’s 10,000-bottle cellar.
When the Dear Leader had a craving for McDonald’s, Fujimoto flew 500 miles to Beijing for an order of Big Macs to go.
But his most frequent trips were to Japan, where he bought fresh fish and stocked up on tapes of Kim’s favorite cooking show, “Iron Chef.” After watching the tapes, the two engaged in long debates about Kobe beef, truffles and foie gras. When the men relaxed together, they sipped pricey French Bordeaux wine and discussed the Dear Leader’s favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger movies.
Fujimoto often prepared sushi for “executives” – generals, party officials or high-level bureaucrats – at parties that sometimes went on for days. When they finally ended, the chef was handed envelopes stuffed with $100 U.S. bills.
But he walked a tightrope while preparing the Dear Leader’s meals. Each grain of Kim’s rice was inspected for flaws – only perfectly shaped rice, grown in North Korea, could be used.
An d in a feat of culinary derring-do, Fujimoto dazzled Kim’s entire entourage by serving the freshest dish on earth – still breathing fish that he’d filleted alive by cutting around the organs!
Kim Jong-il ruled the renegade nation from 1994 until his death in 2011, at which point he was succeeded by his son Kim Jong-un. Meanwhile, Fujimoto fled North Korea but is now on good terms with the younger Kim.
“I was very afraid of failing because I knew I would be shot,” said Fujimoto. “But I learned if I didn’t make any mistakes, I would be OK.”