NEW YORK POST – A North Korean state news outlet claims Kim Jong Un’s father invented the burrito — and a propaganda video shows citizens chowing down on the Tex-Mex favorite despite widespread food shortages in the country.
Kim Jong Il came up with the idea for “wheat wraps” in 2011 shortly before he suffered a fatal heart attack, the Sun reported, citing a report in the Rodong Sinmun.
The Pyongyang mouthpiece also claimed the current despot has taken a “meticulous interest” in the dish and that it is “booming” among the population.
Propaganda footage on Pen News shows a vendor selling the food outside the Kumsong Food Factory — with scenes of trays overflowing with fillings containing what appear to be cabbage and carrots, Yahoo News reported.
The clip also features a mural of Kim’s late dad grinning in a kitchen where the burritos were being prepared …
The precise origin of the burrito is unclear, but the word appears in an 1895 Mexican dictionary, which describes it as a regional item from the Mexican state of Guanajuato.