For any Seoul resident, the Ginseng Chicken Soup (or, samgyetang, as they say it in Korean) and the restaurant Tosokchon is almost synonymous.
Located right next to Gyeonbokgung Station and also close to the most famous Imperial Palace in Seoul, the restaurant is a popular stop-by for both locals and tourists.
The samgyetang the restaurant prepares uses 4-year old ginseng plants (!), in addition to a wide assortment of other ingredients and spices. Apart from Sangyetang, you'll also get to taste one of the finest Kimchis (a popular Korean dish made of aged and fermented vegetables) in Korea here at this restaurant.
Other popular items in the menu include Otdak, Tongdak (roasted chicken), Ogol Samgye-tang, Pajeon (green onion pancake), rotisserie chicken or Jeongi gui tongdak and Haemul Pajeon. Apart from their great food, you'll also like the traditional, old-school style eating on low wooden tables set on wooden floors. And for all its fame, the food at the restaurant is fairly reasonably priced as well.Places nearby:
Gyeongbokgung Palace, Korea: the site of many histories 0 km / 0 mi
Namdaemun Market: A Variety of Goods at Wholesale Prices 1 km / 1 mi
Gwangjang Market, Seoul: the place to gorge in mouthwatering Korean street food 2 km / 1 mi
N Seoul Tower: Offering The Best Views Of Seoul 3 km / 2 mi
Incheon China Town: A fascinating fusion of the old neighbors, China and Korea 33 km / 20 mi