It’s been 20 years since I visited Korea, but I still have fond memories of trying new foods. Some with more enthusiasm than other. Among the many dishes set before us one evening was a platter of octopus tentacles. To my amazement, they were still squirming and resisting being picked up with chopsticks. When I showed reluctance to eat something that was fighting back, my host smiled proudly and declared, “Ahh. . . very fresh.”
Recently I was introduced to a far more appealing food from Korea. My friend, Janet, just returned from her homeland. Knowing that I have a food blog, she brought me something I’ve never seen or eaten. The label read: Fruit Tomato Jelly. But that’s a bit of a misnomer, because it’s more the consistence of jello. The giggly red blobs come in little, well . . . jello cups, I guess you’d call them. They’ve become a favorite health food snack in that area of the world, tasty and satisfying with very few calories. The convenient snack has the smooth, pure feel of gelatin and the pleasant color and taste of tomatoes.
Thanks, Janet I’m always excited when someone shares a fascinating food discovery, especially when it’s mellow and non-resistant.