19 October 2012, Singapore – Lovers of the notable Korean cuisine will look forward to a Korean invasion at Chatterbox, home of the Mandarin Chicken Rice. Feast on the Korean national dish, Samgyetang, at Chatterbox from 26 October to 1 November 2012.

Executive Sous Chef Chang-bae Lee of The Shilla Seoul, will be showcasing his signature Samgyetang. In Singapore, we call it the Ginseng Chicken Soup. As Korea has four distinct seasons, it is a Korean custom to choose the 3 hottest days of their summer to eat exceptionally nourishing foods. Koreans call this hot season ‘Sambok’ which consists of three hottest periods in summer, ‘Chobok’, ‘Jungbok’ and ‘Malbok’.


Samgyetang, is a traditional cuisine and its soup is believed to cool one’s body temperature during hot and humid days. The young chicken is stuffed with glutinous rice and flavoured with nutritious jujube, chestnut bits and Korean ginseng. The chicken is then boiled in a clear stock and served in an individual earthenware pot.

Definitely not to be confused with the ones you get from your food court, this one packs a whole lot of wholesome goodness. Oh and yes, bring your credit card with you.

Available from 26 October to 1 November 2012, during lunch and dinner.

For enquiries, please call (65) 6831 6288/91 or email dine.orchard@meritushotels.com.

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