Tosokchon – Seoul, South Korea

Samgyetang is basically a Korean chicken soup featuring an entire small chicken stuffed with glutinous rice, ginseng, jujubes, ginger, garlic and other medicinal herbs. I've noticed that Koreans in general are really into the purported health benefits of their food (probiotics in kimchi I get, pork belly and duck fat I'm a bit more skeptical about) and this supposedly nutrient-packed soup is no different.
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Sapp Coffee Shop – Los Angeles, CA

Pad Thai may very well be the most popular and widely consumed Thai dish, but it's the boat noodles that create arguments over where to find the best version. Sapp Coffee Shop is one place that always comes up in the conversation, a small family-run Thai diner of a place located in the corner of a faded strip mall on Hollywood Blvd and Kingsley, just down the street from Harvard & Stone and Jumbo's Clown Room.
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Han Bat Sul Lung Tang – Los Angeles, CA

Sul Lung Tang is a bare-bones (pun intended) Korean soup ideal for colds and cold weather. Its origin can be traced back to the Joseon Dynasty under the rule of King Seonjong, who asked his people to come up with dishes that could feed large numbers of people with minimum ingredients.
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