Daegu's Fried Chicken-Themed Summer Festival Awaits Partygoers

      July 13, 2018 10:49

      The popularity of the Korean Wave has developed a taste for Korean-style fried chicken among many foreigners.

      Dramas like the mega-hit TV series "My Love from the Star" often feature scenes of characters enjoying fried chicken and beer, a combination that has become a staple of modern Korean cuisine.

      Korean fried chicken reportedly originated in the southern city of Daegu. The city used to be a hub of the poultry industry and is now home to famous fried chicken chains.

      Daegu holds an annual festival featuring the combination of fried chicken and beer. The festival draws more than 1 million people every year.

      This year it will be held in and around the city's Duryu Park next week. Visitors can enjoy outdoor performances while eating fried chicken, washed down with ice-cold beer.

      About 100 Korean-style chicken chains and beer brands are set to take part. Visitors can sample a wide range of fried chicken along with varieties seasoned with red chili paste or barbecue sauce.

      This year a baseball stadium there will be turned into a huge dance club with performances on a central stage surrounded by a beer bar.

      Visitors will be able to cool down by dunking their feet in iced water while enjoying swimming and other fun activities.

      No beer will be served to minors, so all visitors will be required to carry their ID cards.

      The festival runs from July 18 to 22.

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