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Seollung Tang may have originated during the reign of King Sejong during the Joseon period. One legend tells that the king visited the Seonnongdan area where the people were praying for a good harvest while plowing a rice field. On the Kings arrival at the site of the plowing, it began raining quite heavily, and the people took that as a sign that the King’s visit had ensured they would have a plentiful harvest. An ox was butchered and cooked in various ways in honor of the King. One of the dishes served to the King was seollung tang which he praised.
Note: This is part of a series of Korean Royal Cuisine dishes. Click on the “Korean Royal Cuisine Series” tag in the left column to see more Royal Dishes.
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