The hot, sun-drenched summer has begun. More and more people are looking for health supplements to heal their energy after being tired from the heat. Since ancient times, Korea has been restoring energy with the âLee Yeol Chi-yeolâ aphrodisiac, which means âheat is controlled by heat,â during the summer season when people sweat a lot and consume the most energy out of the four seasons. Chicken, which is good for brain health because it is rich in protein and essential amino acids, octopus, which has a lot of taurine, is good for rejuvenation and blood pressure stability, and ribs that are good for preventing osteoporosis due to their high calcium content can be used as health food ingredients for both taste and health. Here are 5 of Lee Yeol Chi-yeol's best restaurants that shine even more in the hot summer.
1. Samgyetang has been loved for 50 years, 'Jangan Samgyetang' in Jung-gu
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âChangan Samgyetangâ uses domestic ingredients to make various combinations of samgyetang, such as octopus, oyster, etc. Before the meal, stir-fried chicken and ginseng juice are served as a service to enhance the taste buds. The signature menu is âSamgyetang,â where a large chicken in an immaculate broth is served in an earthenware pot. The chicken is full of ginseng-flavored glutinous rice, so you can enjoy it even more.
â²Location: 8 Sejong-daero 18-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 09:00 – 22:00 every day
â²Price: Samgyetang 16,000 won, octopus abalone samgyetang 26,000 won
â²Review (Shikigin POKO Jam): There are 130 seats on the 1st to 3rd floors, so it's also recommended as a meeting place~! I ate basic samgyetang, and it was nice that the chicken was tender. The soup wasn't greasy and was light, so I ate it right away.
2. âMugyodongcham octopusâ in Magok-dong, an octopus hot pot made with a refreshing taste made from seafood
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âMugyo Dongcham Octopusâ offers a variety of dishes with octopus, such as hot pot, steamed soup, and rice bowls. The signature menu, âoctopus hot pot,â consists of shrimp and blue crab, and we put lots of octopus, vegetables, mushrooms, and tofu on top of the broth, then boil it and eat it. As it boils, the sharp yet refreshing flavor deepens, and the rich guk is ready. The chewy, crunchy octopus blends harmoniously with the cool broth.
â²Location: 85, Magokjungang 6-ro, Gangseo-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00 every day
â²Price: Hot pot octopus 45,000 won, teppan stir-fried octopus 15,000 won
â²Testimonial (Today's meal is dipping noodles): I ate octopus hot pot to take care of myself because it was so hot and I didn't have any taste. It's not a clear soup, it's a red spice soup! I feel refreshed and energized after eating something cool!
3. Where yukgaejang meets marbled, 'Yukjangjeong' in Songpa-dong
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âYukjangjeong,â which consists only of a bar table, raises expectations before the meal because you can see the chef cooking right in front of you. The signature menu is âMardol Yukjang,â which is generously topped with marbled yukgaejang and rice. Yukgaejang, made by adding green onions and bean sprouts in marbled broth, allows you to enjoy both the sweet and rich flavor of vegetables and the deep flavor unique to marbled meat.
â²Location: 9-1, Ogeum-ro 16-gil, Songpa-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:00 to 20:30 every day, closed on Tuesdays
â²Price: Mardol Yukjang 12,000 won, pork ramen 9,000 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigami Chirp 2): It's a bar table, so it feels like a Japanese restaurant. The yukgaejang was full of ingredients, so I was full even if I just ate the ingredients. It was nice that the soup wasn't thick or irritating.
4. Yeonhui-dong's 'Sister Wang's Rib Tang', deeply infused with the scent of meat
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â²Location: 28 Yeonhuima-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:00 – 20:30 every day
â²Price: Rib soup 8,000 won, Seolleungtang 6,000 won
â²Testimonial (A moist chapstick): This is also a great place to eat alone. I often come here to eat hot rib soup. Just because it's cheap doesn't mean you're poor. There's a lot of meat in the rib soup, and the soup is so refreshing that it's perfect in one bowl!
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âJangsu Gamjatangâ is famous as a place that offers a full range of dishes. The signature menu is âTop Gamja-tang,â which draws attention by piling up bones in a pot. Beef bone broth made from pork bones is simmered in beef bone broth and simmered with beef broth and sauce, and it is characterized by the cool and heavy flavor of the soup. It's fun to eat using only neck bones that are leaner than backbones.
â²Location: 9-10 Dobong-ro 3-gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:00 – 22:30 every day
â²Price: Top Gamjatang 26,000 won, Top Spine Steamed 30,000 won
â²Testimonial (Your meal was the most beautiful): You can choose between mild and spicy gamjatang. It's built as tall as a tower, so it's a pleasure for both eyes and mouth. It was nice that the seasoning was deep in the lean meat and that the meat was very tender.
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