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Tosokchon’s Black Chicken And Ginseng Soup

Tosokchon’s Black Chicken Samgyetang So…many of you might be looking at the above picture and thinking, “what does black chicken taste like?” It tastes just like regular chicken but a bit of complexity. I can’t really describe the taste but there is an elusive flavor there. Most people don’t eat it for the flavor- they […]

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Review: Black Fowl is Fair: Black Chicken Ginseng Soup

This article was originally published by Seoul Magazine in the August 2010 issue. It is being reprinted here with permission. Please read my monthly columns in Seoul Magazine. The magazine can be found in many establishments around the city and at their bookstore in Samcheongdong. You can also read their online magazine at http://www.seoulselection.com/index.php/home/ Black […]

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Black Chicken on Samgyetang Day at Korea Samgyetang Restaurant

Whole Fried Chicken Yesterday (July 19th), was Cho-bok 초복: the hottest day of summer. On this day it is customary to eat Samgyetang (Chicken and Ginseng Soup.) During this time, you’ll find most Samgyetang restaurants packed. Koreans eat this dish because it is supposed to relieve fatigue from the blaring hot sun. It might do […]

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Feeling Tired? Eat Black Chicken!

Seriously, this is no joke. Last week I went to Kuryeo Samgyetang (chicken and ginseng soup) for black chicken samgyetang. You might be asking yourself, what are black chicken? Well, they are a special breed of chicken whose skin and bones are black. How they get that way, I don’t know. Anyway, after eating the […]

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