Bringing Popcorn to China
Replies: 24 - Last Post: Jan 7, 2013 7:47 PM Last Post By: egjeg
Nov 30, 2012 9:07 AM
Nov 30, 2012 4:46 PM
Nov 30, 2012 8:44 PM
17Never try to fool a beagle. I used to own one. They are essentially Noses with four legs.
Popcorn in China sucks. It's always sweetened. I loathe sweet popcorn and want the savory or salty, which seems to be an alien concept around here. I'd go ahead and bring the kernels. Might be best to bring them in their original jar or bag so it's clear it's a processed consumer edible not raw commercial sample grain. I'd be nearly 100% sure that Chinese Customs won't be an issue.
Nov 30, 2012 9:53 PM
18Thank you jiejie. Seeing all the posts about the greatness of Chinese popcorn made me think I was crazy, so I held back.
Popcorn should be salty and/or buttery. Sweet popcorn is fine occasionally, but imitation Fiddle Faddle shouldn't be the only option.
Popcorn in China does indeed suck.
Dec 1, 2012 7:38 PM
Dec 1, 2012 8:28 PM
20I am in Canada for the holidays now and I actually miss the sweet Chinese popcorn from the movie theaters. If only it was butter that they put in popcorn here....
Dec 3, 2012 6:33 PM
Jan 7, 2013 6:00 PM
Just got back from my China trip and I loved it.
I know now that Carrafour nor Jenny Lou (love that place) have popcorn in bulk. Each has little bags of microwave popcorn.
Funny people talk about the sweet popcorn. This is what I made witht the popcorn I brought along. I made the popcorn in a wok then added corn syrup (that I also brought along) then added sugar to make popcorn balls.
It was a blast to make.
BTW I loved my China trip.
pss If anyone has any suggestions for short weekend trips out of Beijing I am open for suggestions. (This will be for my China Part II trip.)
Jan 7, 2013 6:38 PM
Jan 7, 2013 7:47 PM
- Kaifeng-Shaolin-Luoyang/Longmen-Huashan-Xi'an (Pick as many as you want. About 1 per day. 2 days minimum for Xi'an. These are all along a single high speed train line)
- Tianjin (can be done as a day trip)
- Shanghai/Suzhou/Hangzhou (these are reachable in 6 hours by train, making them feasible weekend trips from BJ)
(4 star Hotel)
From US$155.60 per night
(0 star Hotel)
From US$22.12 per night
(5 star Hotel)
From US$212.66 per night