Samgyetang – literally ginseng chicken soup – is an iconic Korean dish which consists of a whole young chicken stuffed with glutinous rice plus Korean ginseng and boiled with some other oriental herbs.
One of the most famous restaurants to have this is Tosokchon (토속촌) which is located nearby the Gyeongbukgung Palace in Seoul…
Pretty nice stuff with great taste and aroma; if you like oriental herbs (or chicken soup) you’ll love this for sure. The dish is traditionally eaten during summer, but I find it comforting to have during winter as it really warmed up the body.
The samgyetang was 13,000 won (~US$13) per bowl. We were lucky to get in there just minutes before a tourist bus dropped of its passengers; and there’s still a long waiting line when we left as customers kept arriving.
Address: Seoul-si, Jongno-gu, Chebu-dong 85-1.
About 5 minutes walk from Exit 2, Gyeongbokgung Station, Subway Line 3.
Phone: +82-2-1330 (English/Chinese/Japanese/Korean)