Tosokchon Samgyetang – Seoulistic

Tosokchon Samgyetang

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(토속촌 삼계탕)

During peak vacation, tourist buses from China and Japan park at the official Tosokchon Samgyetang parking lot across the street bringing a deluge of hungry visitors into the restaurant. Internationally recognized, Tosokchon is undoubtedly one of the most famous restaurants in Korea and is also most often rated as the best restaurant in Seoul. Serving up ginseng chicken soup or samgyetang, the chicken is one of the juiciest, most flavorful in the city and does not overwhelm you with a medicinal aftertaste that other restaurants can have. ㅖPacked with pine nuts, jujubes, glutenous rice and served with a shot of ginseng alcohol, this meal is designed to heat your body up and to protect you from the cold outside. This famous samgyetang restaurant in Seoul also offers several varieties of chicken soup, with the most expensive including black chickens as well as wild ginseng roots harvested in the mountains of Korea. The restaurant’s traditional ambiance, and the quality and consistency of the food are some of the reasons this restaurant is widely considered the best samgyetang restaurant in Seoul.

Operating Hours:
16,000 won - 22,000 won
Phone Number:
5, Jongno-gu, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Seoul, South Korea
Subway Station:
Gyeongbokgung Station (Line 3)
What to order:

Samgyetang (삼계탕) - chicken soup

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