After our Shopping at Dongdaemun, we went in search for our Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup. This restaurant can be found in guide books & magazines, & even featured on television programs.
I was told that this is one of the top restaurants for Korean Ginseng Soup. However, I found both the soups rather bland & diluted. The Ginseng used is a tiny one. Maybe I’m used to making my own at home, using the Korean Red Ginseng (高麗太極參), which is a higher grade.
We were also very disappointed with the Abalone Porridge. Where’s the Abalone? We couldn’t even find a trace nor smell anything near it. Seriously, I think the restaurant is over-rated. I was told that next day's lunch will be another version of the Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup, much richer in taste. I was happy to hear that & jumped at the opportunity to relish it.
Rating: ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup Recipe!
Baekje Samgyetang (百濟參雞湯)
Seoul-si Jung-gu Myeong-dong 2-ga 50-11
Myeongdong Station (Seoul Subway Line 4), Exit 6.
Go straight 250m along Myeongdong 8-gil.
Turn left at the fourth corner down a narrow alleyway.
Go straight for 60m & you will see it on the right.