I’ve been feeling a little under the weather lately and on the verge of catching a cold and a cold is really the last thing I need right now so yesterday me and Sofia decided to eat something healthy for once (aftereatingalotsofunhealthythings….) and 삼계탕 was the first thing we could think of. So we went to a restaurant that Sofia had looked up, who were supposed to be very famous for it’s Samgyetang and that it was among late President Roh’s favorite restaurants.
Said and done, we went to the restaurant called Tosokchon, located near the Gyeongbokgoong station. Didn’t know what to expect really because neither of us had tasted Samgyetang before but we arrived to a beautiful traditional built restaurant and surprisingly, we were greeted in chinese! Is it because of the many tourists? .__. Don’t know really.
Samgyetang, Ginseng Chicken Soup, is a healthy soup consisting of a whole chicken, stuffed with Korean ginseng and glutinous rice and other herbs and is traditionally eaten during summer to replenish energy and cure sickness because of the healthy nutritions.
It tasted really good and refreshing after all the spicy food that i’ve had since I came to Korea. The chicken was really soft and tender and the ginseng flavour was there but it wasn’t too strong so that was good. However, I don’t know how much you guys are able to eat but the portion was almost enough for two and I literally rolled out from the restaurant after we were done xD. I don’t know if it’s because of the soup but I do really feel a lot better today though, hahah!
How to get here:
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.
After the exit, you walk straight about 5 minutes or so til you reach a GS25 convenient store. Turn left here and you’ll see the restaurant ^^
So if you have your ways around here or Seoul and want to eat something healthy, do visit this restaurant!