In the U.S., moviegoers snack on typical vendor fare like nachos, chocolate-covered candy and popcorn. But what's served in America isn't necessarily the norm around the world. Whether it's V.I.P. audiences in Russia feasting on caviar, or Norwegians enjoying dried reindeer meat, check out all the favorite munchies of international filmgoers.
Japan: Iwashi Senbei
At first glance, these brown crispy flakes look like bacon strips. However, they're actually bags of sardine (iwashi) rice crackers (senbei). To capture the notorious sweet-savory umami flavor of Japanese cuisine, the mini-fish (including their mini-skeletons) are baked in sugar and soy sauce and usually sold prepackaged.
Korea: Dried Cuttlefish
In Korea, prepackaged cuttlefish (similar to squid but with a meaty texture and briny-sweet flavor) is served dried and shredded. But the delicacy is not served in place of popcorn-it's served with it, as the two snacks' opposing textures (chewyRead More »from Movie Theater Snacks from Around the World