Summer is most definitely here. The hot humid days and the slightly cooler nights indicate that our winter days are well behind us. For most foreigners in South Korea, teaching as an EFL instructor is our primary source of income, which means our summer vacation doesn’t really commence until August. Often considered an unfortunate time for a vacation since that is when the days are at the most humid, expats love to leave the country and travel to sunny shores, sandy beaches, and happier climates. Common destinations among these travelers include Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, Guam, and Jeju, just to name a few.
A major highlight apart from the change of climate is the cuisine. There’s bubble tea, pineapple cake, beef noodles, kare-kare, chicken adobo, fried spring rolls, mixed rice, sushi, oranges, pork, and so much more. But with this change of scenery and cuisine comes the expense tag associated with travel: airfare, accommodations, transportation, food, touring, shopping, the list goes on. So if you find yourself in the position of wishing for sandier shores and yummier delights but aren’t quite ready to foot the bill, there is an alternative: stay local and frequent establishments that offer authentic foods cooked and prepared by native chefs. One such location is Thai Ppan-ppan (타이 빤빤) in Buldang-dong. It’s rich and authentic cuisine prepared by a native chef offers a taste of Thai so true to the real deal you’ll think you’re vacationing, so read on for all relevant information.
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