Sunday, July 3, 2011

Aeri's Kitchen Traditional Korean Chicken Soup/ Samgeytang/ 삼계탕

Link: Aeri's Kitchen Traditional Chicken Tang

Rating: Excellent.  Easy to follow.  Almost as delicious as the restaurant soup.

Recommendations:  Add 1/3 cup soaked mung bean (녹두), and double the amount of water called for.

I finally had a chance to try out Aeri's Kitchen Samgeytang recipe and it's fantastic.  My toddler loved it and ate three servings!

I wasn't able to view the Youtube video to check out how to close up the chicken so I figured it out on my own.  I used about 5 toothpicks.  Adding 1/3 cup of mung beans (녹두) really adds to the flavor.  I was totally out of garlic but the soup turned out pretty good without it.

I added twice as much water as called for.  Even then there wasn't enough soup.  Next time I'll triple the water.  I did use a bigger chicken.

I served the soup with ginseng liquor (백세주), ice water, kimchi, seasoned green pepper plant stems (고추나물), and salt n pepper.

J ate three servings of chicken and two servings of kimchi and soup.  He kept on saying "mmmmmm"!^^

You eat the chicken by pulling off chunks and dipping it in a mix of salt n pepper.  If you wanna be fancy-pantsy you can buy liquid bamboo salt which is super delicious.  Be careful that you only add a little salt to your chicken or you'll feel sickish or horribly thirsty after.

To finish off I had two glasses of plum juice (매실) mixed with cold water.  It helped settled my stomach which was feeling a bit quesy from eating too much salt.

Thanks Aeri!  Your blog is awesome and your recipes always turn out.  My Korean mother-in-law gives you two thumbs up and that is really something!^^  I'll be using this recipe over and over again.


  1. wow looks yumm! Aeri's Chicken Juk also came out well when I tried.. and one other Tofu dish n bokkeumbap too..

  2. Hi San, I really like the majority of Aeri's Kitchen Recipes. I don't know if I have tried the chicken juk recipe. Her curry recipe is amazing! Are you in Korea again?

  3. That is amazing! We just bought some pre-made soup from Costco that was pretty tasty but I may try making my own next time! Way to go Fauna!

  4. MommyCha, If I can do it, you can do it. It seems complicated but it's so worth trying it out on your own. Now that I know what I'm doing I'm planning on making this often just because J loves it so so much (hubby not so much, he's not into chicken unless it's fried^^). Let me know if you try it out.

  5. Hi Fauna! I wish I was bak in Korea!
    Ya Aeri's stuffs r good..I stumbles upon her sit first..saw maangchi later but liked Aeri's. She has many contests too n she is on FB n youtube...Aeri answers Qs too..! do post more wen u try!!!