Thursday, 17 May 2018

Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup (Samgyetang:삼계탕)

The 2 trips to Korea, I always enjoyed the Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup (Samgyetang:삼계탕).  The first time, it was by the tour company's recommendation and the 2nd was lead by our friend, K.  Accordingly to hub, he said that one was the best and it is really good.


Unfortunately, during a recent trip, I tasted a really lousy one along Myeong-dong.  Well, I guess you can never find quality food along a tourist zone.

Dissatisfied and happened to have some dried Korean Ginseng on hand.  I went on to buy a kampong chicken to prepare this at home.




What you need:

1 kampong chicken
2 korean ginseng
½ cup short grain rice, rinsed and soaked.
2 red dates
4 cloves garlic
1 litre water

Dipping sauce

3 tbsp soya sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
chilli (optional)
Diced onion
toasted white sesame

Method:

Remove innard and rinse chicken well.  Cut off the neck, butt and feets.

Insert some rice, 2 garlic 1 red date and ginseng, continue this sequence until all ingredient used up.

Add chicken and water in a slow crockpot and let it cook on high for 4 hours.

Heat up a porcelain bowl and add in the chicken and the broth.

Sprinkle with chopped spring onion and serve piping hot with dipping sauce.


Enjoy!

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