ToSokChon( 토속촌) is simply amazing. It’s one of those restaurants in Seoul that is never without a queue outside waiting to eat it delectable samgyetang( 삼계탕). If you ask what makes this place so special. It has a special story related to a previous president of Korea and the soup is mouthwatering. The soup made with glutinous rice, gingko nuts, ginseng, garlic and jujube, as well as 30 different types of medicinal herbs and grains. The restaurant, located near Gyeongbokgung Station, was also regularly visited by Late President Roh Moo-hyun who always wanted to know the secret recipe but no matter what was offered, The recipe remains a secret!
As a customer you will enjoy a beautiful Korean style interior house and courtyard but thats just side play. The Food is what everyone comes for. It’s not spicy so will appease to those who are shy of spicy foods too. The Nutrition of Tosokchon’s samgyetang is hard to believe upon hearing but you certainly feel more spiritedly after eating. A bowl for one person is 15,000KRW, but don’t let you put this off. The proof is really in the pudding. Give it a try!
Gyeongbukgung Station (Seoul Subway line 3) exit 2.
Then come out of exit 2 and walk straight till you hit Jahamun-ro 5-gil Road.
Turn up that straight and on the left hand side you should see Tosokchon (토속촌)