As is the case with any developing country, caution has to be exercised when it comes to food and drinks. Bottled water is available everywhere, even on tourist buses. Pizza and spaghetti taste just like the real thing. Vegetarian food is available upon request. Traditional Korean food is served in small portions. Rice meals are available for breakfast at the hotels as well as cereals and bread. Tap water is not potable. In the past North Korean food used to taste very bad, but because of flourishing tourism the food quality has increased a little.