Samkyetang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup), Seoul

4.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews

55-3 Seosomun-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul +82 2-752-9376
  • Hey eat your chicken!
    Hey eat your chicken!
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    Ginseng Chicken
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    more kimchi and noodles
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    Samkyetang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup)Restaurant: Samkyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup) Restaurant

    by machomikemd Updated Jul 22, 2008

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    This Tourist Friendly and Popular Restaurant claims to only use 4-year-old ginseng and native free range chickens grown in the farm hence their ginseng chicken soup is the best among all these types of restaurants! Another claim to fame of this restaurant is that it was designated 50 Top "Hi, Seoul Korean Restaurants" by Seoul City Government as of December 6, 2004 for Chicken Ginseng Soup".

    Favorite Dish: Ogolgyetang (chicken stew stuffed with glutinous rise and ginseng) 20,000Won; Jeonbokjuk (rice porridge with abalone) 11,000Won Samgyetang (chicken ginseng soup) 11,000Won (the one we tasted). the taste of the chicken soup reminds me of a filipino dish called chicken tinola (chicken in clear broth with ginger) since ginseng is a sort of ginger.

    Opens: 10:00am -10 :00 pm daily!

    Address: Seoul Jung-gu Seosomun-dong 55-3

    Directions: Seoul Jung-gu Seosomun-dong 55-3 (close to Deoksugung Palace); Subway Exit 10 of Subway line 1, 2 Cityhall. From Korean Air head office proceed 50m toward Sinchon. (Across from Shinhan Bank, next to Woori Bank)

    Phone: (832) 752-93-76


    Ginseng Chicken Enjoy! Hey eat your chicken! more kimchi and noodles Assorted soups (Black chicken most expensive!)
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    Yeongyang Centre: Chicken delights

    by Trique Written Jan 8, 2008

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    This stall is famous for its tongdak (roasted chicken) and samgyetang (ginseng chicken broth). We heard this restaurant had maintained the same simple menu for more than 40 years.

    The tongdak has a crispy skin and is not that greasy. Samgyetang is a light broth with tender chicken though we don’t taste much of the ginseng. We are suspecting its because we ordered the cheaper one on the menu.

    Noticed that this place is quite popular with the locals as well.

    Directions: From exit 6 of Myeongdong Station (line 4), walk about 50 metres along Myeongdong-daero to the first intersection (near Pascucci coffee shop). Turn left and walk about 50 metres. The restaurant is next to Levis.

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    Yeongyang Center: Samgyetang - Ginseng Chicken

    by mitchimitch Written May 23, 2007

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    Samgyetang or stewed ginseng-stuffed chicken is one of Korea's popular dishes especially favored by most during the the summer months. Considered as an invigorating food, samgyetang is said to give one more stamina, nutrients and energy which could be easily lost through sweating during the summer months. It comes in a Korean ginseng broth decorated with green onions, garlic and ginger. In the middle of the soup is a young chicken stuffed with glutinious rice, garlic, dried jujubes, and fresh ginseng.

    I had my samyetang at the Yeongyang Center, one of the the oldest restaurants in Myeongdong. The restaurant which opened in 1960 still has that same menu they had since then: tongdak (roasted chicken) and samgyetang (ginseng chicken broth). This restaurant is also known to serve only one-month old Korean-bred chickens so the meat is always tender.

    Favorite Dish: Samgyetang which costs about W10,000

    Directions: From Exit 6 of Myeongdong Station (Subway Line No. 4), walk about 50 meters along Myeongdong-daero to the first intersection (near Pascucci coffee shop). Turn left and walk about 50 meters. The restaurant is next to Levi’s.

    Phone: +82-2-776-2015 (Korean language)

    samgyetang served with kakdugi

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