Tuesday, July 11, 2017

History of Samgyetang and Restaurant Directory

Due to a geographical reason, Korea has distinctive four seasons: warm spring, hot summer, chilly fall and freezing winter. As a result, ancestors have grown their wisdom and skills to thrive in each season.

In summer, Koreans eat chickens cooked in a special way to treat heat. This dish is called “Samgyetang.” It literally means “Chicken ginseng soup.” Koreans enjoys this dish especially on 3 particular days called Chobok, Jungbok and Malbok. It is collectively called Sambok, known as the hottest days in Korea. Samgyetang is made with a young chicken and stuffed with many healthy ingredients like sticky rice, wolfberry, angelica, ginseng, garlic cloves, garlics, scallions, and so on. Stuff ingredients can vary depending on a region or household.

This combination of foods might sound strange for some of you(I totally understand!) but once you give it a try, you will get to love it. It’s because Samgyetang is not just about tasteful food but it rejuvenates your body and boosts your metabolism. This is why people eat Samgyetang when/before they get tired and lose appetite from heat!

If it boosts your energy, why not during a freezing winter? The fact that Korean enjoys this amazing dish reveals a scientific wisdom. Hot weather makes our body temperature higher over skin but lower in internal organs to cope with heat. Eating a hot dish like samgyetang helps warm up the inside your body. As a result, it energizes your body and helps you regain your appetite. One samgyetang bowl costs about 10,000 – 15,000 won. You’ll see a packed crowd of people at any samgyetang restaurants tomorrow.

Unlike today, the early form of Samgyetang was eaten by rich people in Chosun era(1910-1945). Back then, only rich people could afford chickens so most of people eat different rejuvenating food like Yukgaejang(Spicy Beef Soup with Vegetables). A contemporary style of Samgyetang had started in 1960’s and it’s the iconic summer food. Can you imagine how much wisdom is melted in Daegu Samgyetang, the hottest of the hottest cities in Korea. Try Samgyetang in Daegu! You can find a samgyetang restaurant in any district or neighborhood in Daegu. If you want a list of Samgyetang places, check out the below. If you feel lazy, an easy and convenient way is to buy an instant samgyetang at a supermarket.

Samgyetang Store in Downtown Area
  Yakjeon Samgyetang
56, Dalgubeol-daero 415-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu
Korean address 대구 중구 달구벌대로415 56
Contact 053-253-2473

  Seoul Samgyetang
58-5, Yangnyeong-gil, Jung-gu, Daeg
Korean address 대구 중구 약령길 58-5
Contact 053-252-0097

  Ogyechon Samgyetang
560-1, Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
Korean address 대구 중구 국채보상로 560-1
Contact 053-428-1992

7-22, Dalgubeol-daero 443-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu
Korean address 대구광역시 중구 달구벌대로443 7-22
Contact 053-656-5289

  Keunnamunjib Goongjoong Yakbaksook in Yaknyeongsi
25, Namseong-ro, Namseongno, Jung-gu, Daegu
Korean address 대구광역시 중구 남성로 25 덕신빌딩
Contact 053-256-0709

  Dr. Shop Chicken Samgyetang
173, Myeongnyun-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu
Korean address 대구광역시 중구 명륜로 173

  Samganae Hanbang Baksook
8, Jingolmok-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu
Korean address 대구광역시 중구 진골목길 8
Contact 053-428-0600

  Yakjeon Hanbang Samgyetang
56, Dalgubeol-daero 415-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu
Korean address 대구광역시 중구 달구벌대로415 56
Contact 053-252-2473

1 comment:

  1. Chicken soup with herbs will create boost up your energy during this hot summer!