Samgyetang is a variety of guk or Korean soup, which primarily consists of a whole young chicken and Korean ginseng. The dish's name literally translates as "'ginseng chicken soup" in English.Samgyetang is traditionally served in the summer for its supposed nutrients, which replaces those lost through excessive sweating and physical exertion during the hot summers in Korea.
Samgyetang is quite possibly one of Korea's most interesting soups. While the flavor is very reminiscent of chicken soup (no wonder, there's chicken in it), the fact that it contains a WHOLE chicken is a bit unusual. And while normally soup is the LAST thing anyone wants to eat during the summer, samgyetang is often eaten on the hottest days of the summer! This is a very simple soup. It's primarily made up of a young chicken (whole) that is filled with … more