Ginseng Chicken Soup: "Ginseng Chicken Soup" Korean Customs Tip by imstress

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  Ginseng Chicken Soup
by imstress

Ginseng Chicken Soup or Samgye-tang is the famous Korean soup.

The body cavity of a small chicken is stuffed with glutinous rice, young ginseng shoots, and jujubes. The chicken is then boiled in a clear stock and served in an individual earthenware pot. It is highly recommended for those new to Korean food.

This dish is famous as summer dish. Koreans try to survive the summer heat with hot stamina food. This wonderful dish is gradually being recognized by the rest of the world.

Even if you are skeptical about the properties attributed to ginseng, you will enjoy this dish which is said to give stamina during the steamy Korean summers.

Price Comparison: about average
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2005
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