Korean Food Story
- Shabnam(이슬) / 2014.12.05
Samgyetang is a hot chicken soup to boost your energy in the hot summer season. It is made with a young whole chicken stuffed with ginseng, garlic and sweet rice. Samgyetang is a Koreans' favorite energizing food and it is common to have it on sambok (삼복) days — Chobok (초복), Jungbok (중복) and Malbok (말복) — which are believed to be the hottest days in Korea.
According to the survey conducted by chosun.com, foreigners considered samgyetang as one of the best health foods for summer because of the good taste and nutrition
8. Koryeo Samgyetang (고려삼계탕) – Opened in 1960
If chicken soup for the soul is what you’re looking for, this samgyetang restaurant in Seoul has been feeding hungry souls since 1960. Much like most samgyetang restaurants, you won’t find much banchan other than kimchi, but you won’t care once you know how they prepare some of the best samgyetang in Seoul. They buy chickens that were raised for approximately 49 days and add gingseng, jujube, garlic and sticky rice along with several traditional Korean medicinal herbs. Koryeo Samgyetang has exactly what you need: Korean chicken soup for the body and soul.
Specialty: 삼계탕 (samgyetang – chicken broth with wild ginseng) – 13,000 won
Address: 서울시 중구 서소문동 55-3
(Seoul, Jung-gu, Seosomun-dong 55-3)
Closest Subway Station: 시청역 (City Hall Station – Line 1 and Line 2)
Click here for a map of their 2nd location, near 광화문역 (Gwanghwamun Station – Line 5)