Tosokchon - Chicken Soup Restaurant
5 Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Sajik-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
| +82 2-737-7444
Photo courtesy of Tosokchon
Sun - Sat 10am - 10pm
Eating Presidential Soup in SeoulYou’d never know by looking at this simple restaurant with a distinctive, hanok-style (traditional Korean) roof that it was a favorite of former South Korean president Roh Moo Hyun, but once you step through the door and smell the pungent aroma of boiling samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup) you can easily see why.
Diners preside over steaming bowls, filled with the restaurant’s special recipe that includes pumpkin seeds, black sesame, pine nuts, jujube, garlic and ginko, plus a load of secret ingredients too special to divulge. Whatever it’s made of, it’s popular, as a lunchtime line snakes down the street.
5 Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul