When the hot summer begins in Korea, the consumption of chickens skyrocketes due to three special days ‘bok-nal(복날).’ On each bok-nal (Chobok(초복), Joongbok(중복), Malbok(말복)) from June to July by lunar month , Koreans usually eat ‘Samgyetang,’ chicken soup with ginseng, to survive in the sweating hot summer. We believe that it energizes our body when we’re tired and it is especially good for people of strong ‘Yin‘ type, with cold hands or feets. My mom has made Samgyetang every summer for the sake of my family’s health.
Wash all the ingredients and remove some fat parts on the bottom of the chickens.
When you serve Samgyetang, sprinkle some sliced green onions and prepare some salts mixed with black pepper. You can add it to the broth to your taste or dip a piece of chicken on it.
Does it look too naked? ^_* The ginseng may taste a little bitter, but good medicine tastes bitter. And it completely removes an odor of chicken meat.