Italian Food in Seoul – 그 안에 맛있는 이탈리안

My Eemo-bu (“uncle”) took my aunt and I to a delicious Italian restaurant in Seoul. The name is a bit long for a restaurant – “그 안에 맛있는 이탈리안,” roughly translated to “that tasty Italian place.” A real rough translation. The food boasts flavor and simplicity gilded by rather attentive service (for a regularly busy place). The open kitchen is interesting for patrons to view. I found myself frequently looking into the kitchen – perhaps hoping for a flambé…

Tosokchon’s Samgyetang is Amazing

Samgyetang is a traditional Korean chicken soup. You have a whole or half of a chicken in the soup. Usually a game hen is used. The chicken is filled with sweet rice, jujubes, ginseng, and other ingredients for a healthy, filling, and homey dish. It’s one of my favorite dishes.

This particular samgyetang restaurant is famous – it’s called Tosokchon Samgyetang – located next to the Gyeongbokgung station. The broth is a bit thicker than what I’m used to but it’s full of flavor and isn’t heavy. I felt surprisingly healthy after eating here. But as you can see, there is a long wait. Apparently there’s always a wait but to avoid the crowds, try a visit after lunch hours.