Yes, Samgyetang is such a popular Korean traditional chicken soup and it’s very common to eat Samgyetang everywhere in Korea. But this one that I had with my family was quite different.
First of all, the color is yellow which is why it’s also called Golden Samgyetang. Most of them have a color close to white or clear like water but this one is yellow. I figured that it probably had some sulfur in it as an ingredient. And the soup is much thicker than others. Some of you may not like it but I would say the taste is definitely much better because of the thicker soup.
Maybe I’m not supposed to say this but the restaurant’s name has a unique word ‘Baekse’, meaning 100 years of age. They serve 100 year old chickens? Probably not, ha. It could mean that you might be able to live until 100 years old if you try this food. So it means this Samgyetang is that good for your health according to them. Besides, it was recently introduced on a TV show in Korea so you’ll probably have to wait in line to try it.
If you didn’t have a chance to eat Samgyetang yet then I would definitely recommend it because it is a traditional Korean soup. And if you already like eating Samgyetang, then try to visit this place for a difference in quality and taste. There’s a saying in Korea. Chickens are always right!
Address : 1533 Seobu-ro, Gwonseon-gu, Suwon, Kyonggi Province
Phone No. : 031-271-5888
- Price of Menu -
Sanghwang Samgyetang : 15,000 KRW
Hanbang Samgyetang : 17,000 KRW
Andong Zimdak : 32,000~45,000 KRW
Wolmi-do is one of the most popular places in Incheon, Korea. It’s located about 1 km off the coast in Incheon. They have a small amusement park which is called Paly Hill. I wasn’t very much into rides but just watching people could still be exciting.
It has been a while since the last time I visited and I just figured we could eat some seafood but I could tell that many things have changed. The amusement park itself looked much cleaner and modernized so we definitely enjoyed walking around. Besides, just being there was so much fun and you can smell the fresh ocean air.
The restaurant we visited was very popular with grilled clams and I know many foreigners might not like it and I’ve even heard some people say that it’s disgusting. But if you like seafood, then you definitely must try this. I didn’t have high expectations myself at first, but this restaurant has their own recipe for grilled clams and it’s much better than other restaurants that I have been to. This was the only this place where it was packed and we had to wait for a while to get a table.
Here’s some information if you’re interested.
Address : 71 Wolmi-Munhwa-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon
Phone No. : 032-777-8292
- Price for Menu –
Grilled Clams : 40,000 KRW
Grilled King Shrimps : 30,000 KRW
Haemultang (Sea Food Stew) : 40,000 KRW
We had a chance to visit a Korean barbeque restaurant that serves Korean beef, also known as ‘Hanwoo’ near the office. Have you heard of Hanwoo? It means Korean native cattle or Korean beef. I would say that everyone in Korea would love to eat Hanwoo but the only problem is that it is quite pricey to eat often.
The restaurant that we visited was a very popular venue because of its taste and quality of meat. The moment that I had a bite, I thought it was melting in my mouth. I didn’t even need any kind of sauce, just a bit of salt because I didn’t want to spoil its original taste.
When you have a chance to visit Korea, you don’t have to think about any other types of Korean food. Just try Hanwoo first, it could be expensive but it’s worth it and you will not regret it. It should be one of your main priorities when you visit Korea. There are different grades of Hanwoo but I would suggest you should try the A+ grade which is a bit higher than the average. We had A++ grade which is a higher quality of Hanwoo.
Here’s some information about the restaurant we visited for Hanwoo.
Address : 440 Yeoksam-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Phone No. : 02-567-5123
- Price for each -
Pork Rib : 17,000 KRW
Hanwoo : 22,900 KRW
Galbi-tang : 12,000 KRW
Samgyupsal : 16,000 KRW
And there’s more to be recommended.