Tosokchon Samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup), Seoul
Photo taken on 12th December, 2011.
Kodak 400 film. Canon EOS300 film camera.
Tosokchon Samgyetang (토속촌삼계탕) located near Gyeongbukgung station is really famous
for their signature samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup)
Samgyetang is one of my favorite Korean food & I would not miss the opportunity to eat it whenever I’m in Korea.
It’s really comforting to have it during winter as it really warms up the body.
15,000 KRW for a bowl of samgyetang. The portion is really big.
It also comes with a small cup of complimentary ginseng liquor.
Oh. And there’s free flow of kimchi, I especially like their Kkakdugi (radish kimchi)
My friend and I ate so much of it while waiting for our samgyetang to be served. lol
Honestly, I feel that this place is a bit overrated!?
Yes. Their samgyetang is good but there are also a lot of restaurant out there
that serve very good samgyetang.
Anyway, you might wanna avoid coming during lunch time as it’s really crowded.
My friend and I went there after lunch hour and we got a seat with no hassle at all.
Not only locals go there, it’s also popular among tourists.
Oh. One thing I like about this restaurant is their traditional korean style architecture & interior.
And I love sharing table with the locals as you’ll have a chance to strike up a conversation with them ;)
Koreans are really friendly & chatty..especially those ajusshi & ajuma. hehehe
Check out the Official site of Korean Tourism for
details & directions to Tosokchon Samgyetang ;)