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Freshly made Popcorn

I want to learn to take better food photos so I bought some place mats and cutlery from Ikea. You’ll start seeing these pretty often in my future blog piccies, hee. The popcorn pictures are actually a practice at taking photos. When I get better at taking food photos, I’ll retake some of the past dishes and update my previous posts.

I love popcorn and I never knew how to make them. A forum member from HH taught me how to make them. Now I can have popcorn whenever I want! Sometimes, I wonder if people will laugh when I feature easy recipes like this, but hey, I am a noob cook, and I am sure there must be other noobs like me too who have no inking of an idea how to make popcorn, no? ;p I was so noobish as to even ask ‘do I need to add water?‘ … see, the term Noob Cook is not false modesty at all, lol

And oh, this recipe is for basic butter popcorn. The only other variation I’ve tried is wasabi popcorn. If you know how to make other variations, do share with me =D

Freshly made Popcorn


50g butter
2 tbsp raw popcorn

In a deep cooking pot, melt butter over low fire. After the butter has melted, stir in the popcorn quickly and make them evenly soaked in the melted butter (you have like 20 seconds to do that, you don’t want the corn to pop with the lid off). Cover the lid and increase fire slightly. Wait for the delightful popping sounds, off fire when the popping has stopped. Season with salt before serving.

Tip: Do not use too much raw popcorn because they really expand and fill up the entire pot =P

Wasabi Popcorn – Stir in 2 tbsp of wasabi powder to the melted butter, mix evenly, before adding the raw popcorn.

And oh, here’s’s very first food review, featuring the charmingly chubby Neko Chan::Neko First Food Review - Pop Corn

Note: When feeding hamsters’ popcorn, give the outer puff of popcorn and not the stiff, inner kernel part. Actually plain popcorn is the best for them =x

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31 Responses to “Freshly made Popcorn”

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  1. Joyce — January 24, 2008 @ 8:07 pm

    For a second, I thought I was at the martha stewart website with such beautiful photography and layout.


  2. didally — January 24, 2008 @ 11:17 pm

    Wow… love the new style of pics! I especially like the one with the popcorn overflowing. lol

    I like to shop at ikea for my ‘props’. But I’ve been hestitating to buy some cos I reckon I won’t use them often. lol, talk abt being a miser.

    Hey, Neko, you are so lucky to have nice fresh popcorns to sample. I’m sure your review is non-bias. Woo.. wasabi popcorns, that’s innovative.


  3. wiffy — January 25, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

    thank you! you girls are too kind XD

    didally – the word’s not miser, but thrifty, a virtue :) I wanna be more thrifty too, keke.


  4. WokkingMum — January 26, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

    Wow! Very nice photos! Love them all!

    Neko really looks so bliss with that popcorn! Very cute!


  5. tigerfish — January 28, 2008 @ 4:28 pm

    Your photos are already so nice without the placemats additions. Now they look even more beautiful :D
    I need to learn from you…but I’m getting lazy…..:O


  6. wiffy — January 29, 2008 @ 10:37 am

    ty wm, ty tf – I’m the one who should learn from u, lol


  7. ilovetilt — January 31, 2008 @ 11:31 pm

    That popcorn looks soo good!
    Neko looks so nice in that picture!


  8. wiffy — February 1, 2008 @ 12:04 am

    hi ilovetilt, nice to see u :)


  9. Livia — March 3, 2008 @ 1:46 am

    omg! i didn’t noe u can make popcorn wifout microwave! see, i m 100 times more hopeless at cooking den u lor.

    nw, i MUZ try tis, the kiddos will luv it


  10. HoppingHammy — April 19, 2008 @ 9:48 pm

    Aww Neko’s food review is so cute! Of course a hamster makes the best reviewer…especially for popcorn! He sure seems to be enjoying it. :)


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