Strange Love: Dotorimuk


Dotorimuk is basically mashed-up acorns that have been turned into Jell-O and dressed with soy sauce and sesame oil. It’s a very popular side dish in Korea, particularly among hikers…not so much foreigners.

Except for me, that is. I love this stuff. I pray for it to be part of the day’s school lunch. I cross my fingers that it’s served with dinner. I sometimes have dreams where I high dive into a pool of it, then paddle for hours with my mouth open until every drop is gone.

Yeah, I know. I’m weird. I should be dreaming of hunky, shirtless men riding white horses; declarations of everlasting love after the first date; a white wedding on a sandy beach.

But for some reason, acorn jelly is just so much more appealing.

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