OK, maybe not completely on top of the list, but the idea of celebrating the holidays with a Christmas Party Barrel from KFC is slightly intriguing. Yes, that KFC.
Turns out that getting turkey in Asia is hard so American ex-pats will often substitute in chicken to get something close. I had heard this before and a couple of us briefly considered importing turkeys to Korea on our trip in mid-November before quickly becoming much, much smarter. But KFC has managed to convert it into a marketing coup, with long lines of customers and pre-orders coming in months ahead of time. I feel like I should have that experience just once. Plus we have something of a family history with the chain such that it is, believe it or not, a celebratory meal in some context.
I’m pretty sure we’re trying to get to Asia for the holidays next year anyways. Yeah, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
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