Want to nurse your soul? Savor the chicken soup in Seoul

Chicken soup for the soul Photo courtesy: Thy Khue Ly

You must have had chicken soup too many times – but have you had Samgyetang in Seoul? The Geumcheongyo Market in Seoul, South Korea, is famous for its chicken soup.

But what is so special about this chicken soup? It is a whole chicken (mostly a young chicken) stuffed with garlic and rice, and served in a broth that is boiled for hours with ginseng, red dates and topped with scallion. South Koreans believe that it should be consumed during a specific period of the Korean lunar calendar.

People make a long queue in front of a popular samgyetang restaurant in Jongno-gu, Seoul Photo courtesy: Republic of Korea

There are several local shops to choose from the Geumcheongyo Market but the area is famous for its samgyetang (chicken soup). It can be more expensive than other Korean soup dishes, but it has many health benefits that is ‘s usually put on menus as a food for gongang or good health.



  • Raizel Albano

    Currently working as a Regional Reporter for GoUNESCO and Chief Traveler for Anthroonfoot.

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