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Samgyetang - ginseng chicken soup

by KnowingKorea

The healthy, nutritious, delicious ginseng chicken soup, or samgyetang in Korean, is one of the best-known Korean foods to foreign tourists. Made of a whole young chicken stuffed with rice and garlic and cooked in broth with ginseng, it used to be a special treat for the hottest period of the summer, but today people enjoy samgyetang all the year round. In Seoul there are several famous samgyetang restaurants located in the traditional neighborhoods, where people are willing to wait in lines for this specialty dish.

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