You could argue that Daegu is lacking in the foreign food department, but there is one restaurant downtown that is attempting to change all that. Panasia is a restaurant that serves delicious cuisine from a variety of Asian countries, including Thailand, China, Indonesia, and Singapore.
If you’ve spent any amount of time in Korea, you will know that Korea has its own kind of Chinese food. American Chinese food is something you can hardly ever find, but it is on the menu at Panasia. Get a taste of the Chinese food you’re used to with Panasia’s cashew chicken or general tso’s chicken. Entrees are typically between 10,000 and 20,000 won, but portions are very generous, so you’ll probably want to share.
Thai food is also very uncommon in Daegu, but Panasia does it really well. The pad thai is tasty and satisfying. Panasia even have sweet and refreshing Thai ice tea served in a metal bucket and meant for sharing. There are a few flavors of mojitos that are served the same way and are even hand-mixed at your table. The large drinks cost about 8,000 won. Panasia also has a good selection of Asian beers, such as Chang, for around 5,000 won a bottle.
Other popular dishes include curry and Singaporean chili crab for entrees and spring rolls and steamed buns as appetizers.
The restaurant is conveniently located on bar street right near Thursday Party. Go out of Jungangno Station exit 2 on the red line and take a left towards 2.28 Memorial Park. Walk straight as far as you can, and when you get to the park, make a right. Continue walking along the side of the park. Take your second left to get to bar street. Walk straight for a few minutes, and Panasia will be on your right on the second floor.
Panasia is a great asset to Daegu, giving guests the chance to try food for all over Asia.