The Korean term ‘Samgyetang’ refers to Korean ginseng chicken soup whereby a small chicken is usually stuffed with nutritious ingredients such as ginseng, garlic, jujube and rice. Locals have it during harsh winter days to stay warm and even during summer to replenish lost body fluids.
After days of Korean BBQ and Kimchi Jjigae, we were craving for something lighter on the taste buds and decided to drop by one of Seoul’s oldest and most established ginseng chicken soup restaurants, Korea Samgyetang.
The no-frills restaurant is just like its straightforward name—they dish out honest-to-goodness Samgyetang dishes that are flavourful and leaves you wanting more. READ ON
Talk about Samgyetang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup) in Seoul and many will point you to Tosokchon.
There are often arguments about how Tosokchon is touristy/ meant for tourists, but there is no denying that this institution serves one of the best Samgyetang renditions in Seoul. And it is actually pretty reasonably priced!
If you haven’t already tried it, here’s what you are missing out on.
Established in 1964 under the name “Jangsugang”, the restaurant changed its name to Myeongdong Kalguksu in 1966, and finally settled on Myeongdong Kyoja in 1978.
This inconspicuous restaurant in Myeongdong is like a secret hideout. It sits on a dodgy alley, but if you managed to locate it, step right in and you are definitely in for a great meal.
Of noodles and dumplings, Myeongdong Kyoja is well-loved by both locals and tourists for its unpretentious and inexpensive fare.
Strolling along the streets of Seoul means feasting on Korean Street Snacks non-stop. The sheer number of push cart stalls is mind-boggling, and we found ourselves eating along the way, every day. Well, that is only because there are so many kinds of awesome street snacks and we really coudn’t resist but try them one by one.
You know, that satisfaction you get when you have conquered all the street snacks there are so that you can earn bragging rights.
But we prefer to tempt. We had a ball of time trying all these irresistible Korean Street Snacks That You Must Try When in Korea, and we bet our last dollar you wish you could lick your screen now.