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Restaurant Review #16: Chowon Samgyetang (초원삼계탕)

Chowon Samgyetang Restaurant, Gyeongju

Chowon Samgyetang Restaurant, Gyeongju

Few local foods beat the chill of Korean winters quite like samgyetang (삼계탕).  If you’ve not had the pleasure, samgyetang is a Korean ginseng chicken stew that’s warm, hearty and filling.   The stew is served in individual bowls with an entire chicken (minus the head thankfully) in each.  The chicken itself is stuffed with rice, ginseng, jujubes and assorted nuts and boiled until tender in a savory broth.   Samgyetang has mild flavor so you’re welcome to add salt and gochujang, or hot pepper sauce, to taste.  I dump in a lot of both, but that’s just me. read more »

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