wife’s bringing me to all the places she came with daughter last time. ^^
now after 3 palaces + secret gardens, a good time to enjoy some good food.
Tosokchon Samgyetang (토속촌 삼계탕) 土俗村 蔘鷄湯 is just a short distance from gyeongbokgung.
the restaurant quite looks like quite big.we were led to an inner hall.
it was closed to 5pm. there was quite good crowd already
there were only 2 banchan side dishes 반찬.
they were laid on the table so help yourself.
quite ok, if limited & nothing special.
wife decided to order a black chicken ssamgyetang. i think it was 23,000won.
maybe the black chicken was indeed sweeter than the normal white chicken.
i am never intrigued with black chicken, hardly take them in singapore, so not much attractions for me.
wife felt there was less soup in the black chicken pot.
i had the normal samgyetang.
i think it was 16,000 won.
both chicken soup were quite tasty, but not specially tasty.
i am not sure if they were any different from singapore korean restaurants, which i have not taken in any anyway.
they used normal rice not glutinous rice, which was usual in samgyetang recipes.
the chicken itself were not that great. not very overcooked & falling apart but also not very tender & sweet.
i recorded then that-
the soup was wonderful! ^^
very intense & tasty, & the chicken & glutinous rice were very good too!
& my wife said even my own samgyetang, albeit that i did not have ginseng, was a lot better than this.
i recorded then –
my chicken soup was very tasty (though maybe still not as intense as the wonderful glutinous stuffed chicken soup we had at tao hueng tsimshatsui) & chicken very tender as my friends noted.
so my soup & my chicken were both better!
basically i used very intense, tasty chicken soup & added a small chicken, so both my soup was tasty & chicken was very tender & not overboiled.
& this Tosokchon Samgyetang (토속촌 삼계탕) 土俗村 蔘鷄湯 was expensive. average of S$25pax for 1 pot of chicken soup each. well i guess it is just as expensive in singapore but other nice food in seoul a lot cheaper la…
so this tosokchon not quit our thing. i would say very average food for relatively expensive prices.
Tosokchon Samgyetang (토속촌 삼계탕) 土俗村 蔘鷄湯