The classic Korean dish, samgyetang (chicken-ginseng soup) is an easy-to-find dish in Koreatown. Lucky for us, the neighborhood is also blessed with the presence of Keumsan Samgyetang – a restaurant with a menu specializing in chicken and some of the best samgyetang in town, which Jonathan Gold recently stopped by to try. The dish comes in a bowl of milky, frothy broth, scented with wisps of ginseng. The tiny chicken that sits in the broth is stuffed with sticky rice, jujubes, whole garlic cloves and a slice of ginseng root – a very rich and pungent soup that is comparable to chicken-in-a-pot.
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