Once a trend takes off over social media, there is no stopping it and this is true all over the world whether you are in America or Japan. The latest trend on the streets of Harajuku and Omotesando comes straight from the shores of America’s West coast, and more specifically Seattle. KukuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn is the latest food trend to hit the Japanese streets, and it is a bigger deal than the cupcake was in America to be sure. Owner Grant Jones probably could never have guessed that his first small popcorn shop in Seattle would eventually land in Japan’s Omotesando and lead to lines stretching for blocks with people standing in the rain just to get to a taste of crunchy goodness. If you want to get in on the latest Japanese food trend, then get yourself on line for some KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn!
Once you have faced not only the line but the possibly trying elements to get inside of KuKuRuZa Popcorn (customers braving both the summer heat as well as driving rain have been observed on various occasions), you will be greeted with a delightful whirring of popcorn makers along with the warm scent of fresh popcorn. However, do not be disappointed with the only 8 or 10 varieties of popcorn available for purchase. This is on purpose (or because of their current popularity at times). KuKuRuZa Popcorn keeps you coming back by rotating their 36 different flavors on a daily basis to make each visit something new and exciting as well as to set themselves apart from other sweet and snack shops in the area that sell the same fare day in and day out. The flavors at KuKuRuZa Popcorn range from the familiar to the innovative. You can get classic favorites like salt and butter or caramel corn (maybe reach out there and try their specialty Hawaiian Sea Salt caramel corn). But if you are feeling a little more adventurous when you embark to KuKuRuZa Popcorn you will not be want for choices. Maybe try something a little more savory with their Buffalo & Bleu Cheese or maybe their Truffle Fromage Porcini flavors. If you still wanna try something new but stick to the sweet stuff you can dive into a bag of varieties like their Black Raspberry with Vanilla Cream or, their best seller this month, Cashew Caramel Corn.
No matter what flavor you decide to try, the experience of being a part of a food flash fad will never get any better than making a stop at KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn. If you are in the Omotesando area why don’t you stop by?
Address:Omotesando Hills Annex 1F, 4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo