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Recipe By Lari Robling

Chinese New Year flick recommendations – Eat Drink Man Woman and the The Wedding Banquet and, of course, a bowl of this popcorn that replaces butter with sesame oil which is lower in saturated fat.


  • 8 cups unseasoned popped popcorn (plain store-bought is fine)
  • 1/3 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (optional)


    1. Preheat oven to 300° degrees.
    2. Blend together oil, soy sauce, five spice and ginger.
    3. Pour oil over popcorn and toss to distribute evenly.
    4. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.
    5. Bake for ten minutes, or until popcorn is crisp.
    5. If desired, sprinkle sesame seeds over popcorn and serve immediately.
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