Acorn jelly salad, known as ‘dotorimuk-muchim’ (도토리묵무침), is a Korean traditional Korean side dish made by combining acorn jelly with vegetables and tossed with a soy-sauce-based dressing. In this article, I teach you how to make this dish!
In South Korea, people have been preparing acorns into a specific dish known as ‘dotorimuk’ for generations. To make acorns safe, people in Korea crushed the acorns before passing water through the pieces. During this process, the water leaches out the toxins found in the acorns. Then, once dried, the crushed pieces are ground into a fine powder. From this powder, people in Korea make ‘dotorimuk,’ otherwise known as Korean acorn jelly.
Probably one of the most uniquely Korean ingredients available on the market is acorn starch. Unique to the Korean culture, people use this starch to make one of the most historically significant dishes in South Korea known as ‘dotorimuk’ (도토리묵). Here, we will discuss the ingredient in detail in preparation for making dotorimuk in the future!