Must-Visit Restaurant in Myeong-dong: Baekje Samgyetang
Baekje Samgyetang, as its name clearly states, specializes in samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup). The restaurant is especially well-known among Japanese and Chinese tourists; hence Japanese and Chinese speaking staff are always ready to assist. The restaurant’s specialty, samgyetang, is made of tender chicken boiled over a long period of time to broth with nutritious ingredients such as glutinous rice, garlic, chestnut, ginseng, jujube and more. The mouth-watering chicken goes well with the chewy texture of rice, and the healthy broth soup is too delicious to be left unfinished.
The ginseng liquor and chalbap (cooked glutinous rice) that come along with samgyetang are also notable. The alcohol made of ginseng, a well-known high-quality medicinal herb, goes so well with samgyetang that many people make a separate purchase of this impressive liquor. Chalbap has an interesting chewy texture different from regular cooked rice.
☞ Address: 30-1, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
☞ Operating hours: 09:00-22:00
☞ Menu and price: Samgyetang 15,000 won / Ginseng samgyetang 19,000 won