"Did you eat dog while you lived in Korea?" is a notorious question that may lead to a shameful answer. For the common household pet lover, eating dog can create a 'bone of contention.' Therefore, by announcing that I sought dog and ate dog, I am vulnerable to the attack of 'snarled' disapproval. My motto: When in Korea, eat as the Koreans do, and if dog is on the menu, go for it!
In Korea, dog soup is traditionally known as Bosingtang 보신탕 and literally translates to "invigorating soup." Summertime seems to be the most popular season to consume and digest this masculine elixir.
Details: Dark meat with a lot of chew to it. It is most commonly boiled in a spicy broth soup with green leaks and perilla leaves. Most restaurants serve this dish as a set menu price ranging from 25-30 USD.
Personally, this is not a dish that I would request a 'doggy-bag' for. It is dish best left in its 'bowl.' I do suggest, take mints or gum if you are afraid of walking out with 'dog breath.'
Well known restaurant: 싸리집 Location: 종로구 구기동 67-11 Jong-no Gu, Gu-gi Dong, 67-11