|Chicken + Ginseng = Nutritious|
Our soups arrived in a hot stone bowl still piping hot, accompanied by 3 to 4 kimchi side dishes and a small complimentary bottle of insamju (ginseng wine). A whole young chicken is stuffed with glutinous rice and boiled in a broth of Korean ginseng, dried seeded jujube fruits, garlic, and ginger. Other medicinal herbs such as wolf berry, dangsam and danggui are added. The restaurant we go to are specialty restaurant that serve nothing but samgyetang, having gained local popularity through their special recipe for the dish which are often kept secret. Little M and Middle tried the insamju and wrinkled their eyebrows. I finished it for them while Big M took his in one gulp and then reached out for water.
We enjoyed our ginseng chicken soup and meal, while Kent busy running around to top up our plate with free flow kimchi. The aromatic smell of the ginseng chicken was really invigorating and energy boosting. I finished off the soup and helped Little M with his. As always, there is a souvenir shop in the restaurant and the kids wandered about the shop while I took pictures of ginseng and chicken in the restaurant.
Here are the pictures at the ginseng chicken restaurant:
Location: WooriTG. Bldg., Bongchun-7dong 1595-1, Kwanak-Gu, Seoul, Seoul, South Korea.