These days it is really boiling hot in South Korea, especially in the bigger cities like Seoul, Daegu and Busan. The yearly heat wave finally arrived Korea and makes all people living here suffer. And it isn’t just the heat, that makes life in summer really hard. It is also the humidity, which is really high and makes you sweat seconds after your left your well cooled down place.

Since there is a saying in Korea, to fight heat with heat, my friend Alex from the Youtube Channel Michin Alex and I went to eat a Korean Traditional Ginseng Chicken Soup / Samgyetang (삼계탕) to take on the fight with the high temperature of the Korean summer! For all people who don’t know what Korean Samgyetang is. It is basically a chicken stuffed with soaked sweet rice (aka glutinous rice). Additional common ingredients are Garlic, ginger and jujubes (dried red dates). In Korea it is a tradition to eat 3x Samgyetang (삼계탕) during summer, on Chobok (초복), Jungbok (중복) and Malbok (말복). Koreans believe, that eating samgyetang during the hottest and most sultry summer days promotes health and stamina. So of course me and Alex didn’t want to miss out and went for a Samgyetang Restaurant in Seoul! And I have to admit, after eating Samgyetang I immediately felt way better and powerful, so I won’t miss out to eat Samgyetang on Jungbok (중복) and Malbok (말복) as well, kkkk! 😀

Besides eating and enjoying our Samgyetang menu, Alex and me talked about dieting and loosing weight in Korea. What by the way isn’t as easy as you might think. There are a lot of situations in South Korea, that make it hard to loose weight and to succeed with a successful diet! Also comparing diets and loosing weight topics from Korea with Austria and the USA.

If you enjoyed my video, don’t forget to like my video and also subscribe my Youtube Channel „Mika in Korea“ for more videos about my life as a foreigner here in South Korea. Also check out Alex his Youtube channel, he is really travelling a lot these days, for example he recently went to the Abai Village in Sokcho to eat some Squid Sundae! No kidding! Also follow us on Instagram, follow here Mika in Korea and here Michin Alex!

Thank you soooo much for watching, I really hope you enjoyed our small Korean Traditional Ginseng Chicken Soup / Samgyetang Mukbang Video! cheers 🙂