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Palgwatang is a soup boiled with turtle's head and legs. Terrapin can be used as a substitute.

It is similar to China's Palgwaetang(八卦湯). Palgwatang contains ginger, tree ear, ginkgo nut, Cordyceps militaris, ginseng, chest nut, shiitake mushroom and jujube.[1]

Efficacy and side effect[edit]

There are claims that the soup is effective for people who are easily tired and heavy. Supposedly people with acute illnesses such as colds should avoid this dish.[1]


  1. ^ a b "[대장금 궁중음식] 자연의 이치로 요리한 `팔과탕` - 당신의 건강가이드 헬스조선". Retrieved 2022-05-15.