In Malaysia, people are never without a reason to have a large celebration with friends, family, and of course, food. The food at an event is important in Malaysian culture, and hosts will spend a lot of time deciding which foods they will offer to guests of their homes. But while food is certainly important, snacks are also necessary elements of hosting guests, as they can be enjoyed in a less formal manner. In Malaysia, popcorn is one of the most popular snacks that people around the country enjoy.
Popcorn in Malaysia is not a traditional snack. Most corn that grows in Malaysia is sweet corn, which is used in desserts and sweet snacks. In other instances, the sweet corn that grows naturally in Malaysia is used for industrial purposes, such as oil or fibre. But corn is not typically turned into popcorn in Malaysia, meaning that adopting the snack as a household product or go-to snack choice has taken some time.
We know popcorn is great to enjoy when we make a trip to the movies, but there are other times where we can enjoy eating popcorn in Malaysia. Here are a few of them.
Little kids love having birthday parties with all of their friends. They like to run around and play and barely have the patience to sit down and eat. Simply put, they are always on the go when they are frolicking with their friends. While you’ll eventually get them to sit down and have a meal, they’ll probably be hungry for a snack before the meal is served.
Popcorn in Malaysia makes for a great snack at a kids’ birthday party because it can easily be consumed on the go. A child can grab a handful of popcorn and continue exploring or playing with their friends, or can extract a single kernel of popcorn from the bowl. It is a much more versatile snack for children than chips and dip or vegetables are,
Movie Night at Home
Popcorn isn’t only just a movie theatre snack; it can also be a home movie snack. Nothing gets you and your family in the mood for a fun movie night than popping popcorn. The beauty of making popcorn at home is that you can choose what kind of popcorn you have. If you want the classic movie theatre popcorn taste, then maybe pick up a bag of microwave popcorn from the store on your way home. But, if you want to salt or spice up the popcorn your own way, just get some hot chili oil and kernels cooking on the stove in a pot and you are ready to go. This sweet and spicy combination might surprise you. So, give it a go and see if it’s something you’ll enjoy.
Surprise your guests with a big bowl of freshly popped popcorn using your own choice of spices is sure to get every in a great mood. Who knows, perhaps your popcorn recipe will become a new family recipe that will be passed down for generations.