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Hansik: Exploring Korea’s True Flavor

In Korea, there is no end to what people can see and experience, but trying Korean food is on the top of most to-do lists that visitors cannot wait to cross off! The Korea Tourism Organization has chosen the following 14 best dishes that are rated “must-eat” items by locals as well as international visitors. So let’s explore these fourteen bests that are sure to impress you with Korea’s true flavor!

Samgye-tang: Rejuvenate yourself during the sweltering summer

Samgye-tang is made by simmering a whole young chicken stuffed with ginseng, hedysarum root, jujubes, and sweet rice. Considered an energy-boosting dish best eaten on hot days, it is a classic Korean dish that has become popular among international diners as well.
Many restaurants even add samgye-tang to their menu during the summer, an example of its popularity. Samgye-tang is well known to foreign visitors as well. Japanese author Murakami Ryu and Chinese film director Zhang Yimou have both given extensive praise to the dish.
Learn more about samgye-tang
Recommended Restaurants
Baengnyeon Samgyetang: +82-2-747-5535 (Korean)
Tosokchon: +82-2-737-7444 (Korean)
Hwanghu Myeongga: +82-2-739-0145/+82-2-722-0012 (Korean)
Courtesy of Korean Food Foundation
(, Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish)

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