We all know Movies & Popcorn are a great combo. I (Jungyeon) have fond memories of the intoxicating aroma of popcorn when I stepped into cinemas. Since I haven’t been to a movie theatre for over a year due to the pandemic, I started watching more movies at home. Every time I watch a movie, I crave for popcorn, otherwise my craving for popcorn is rare. To be honest, I am not a huge fan of microwave popcorn, so I started stocking up organic popcorn kernels from bulk section at the store. It is actually quite affordable to buy kernels this way, plus you can reduce unnecessary plastic waste as well! Double combo!
I have made popcorn with a variety of homemade seasonings so far. My own blends of herbal salt, miso caramel sauce, simple salt and pepper, garlic honey are a few examples. Out of all these flavours, I was quite happy with the use of miso for popcorn. It elevates the taste of popcorn to another level. Then one day, an idea crossed my mind. ‘Why not use Gochujang to make sweet and spicy yet savoury popcorn?’
So, this is the result of my crazy thought! My friends and myself enjoyed a lot and I hope you do the same!