20 (Sat) February 2010
at Yeongyang Center
-Sinsa, Gangnam, Seoul, Korea-
with the Family
The term “tong dak” literally means “whole (tong) chicken (dak).” It typically refers to a whole chicken that’s been deep-fried or roasted (e.g., via rotisserie, which is a common method these days).
Yeongyang Center is a Korean restaurant. The official English name is “Nutrition Center.” The house specialties are samgye tang and tongdak. Established in 1960m – now a landmark. Original location in Myeong-Dong (still around?), plus this branch in Sinsa-Dong.
The tongdak at Yeongyang Center is awesome. Crispy skin. Juicy meat. Simple as can be. Excellent with beer. I’ve been enjoying it as far back high school at least – and yes, with beer, even then.