Growing up I was use to eating my movie popcorn with arare. It was sold right next to the cash register at the concession stand. If you are unfamiliar with arare, it is a Japanese rice cracker with a soy sauce coating. It's slightly salty and really crunchy. There are different flavors, my personal favorite is the spicy moons. It can found at World Market, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, or online. Also check out your local Asian Market. Well one day there was a kit being sold in the movie theaters where my coveted bag of arare should of been. It was called Hurricane popcorn. It came with a plastic bag, butter topping, furikake, and arare. You bought your bag of movie popcorn then added all these ingredients and shake furiously. Out came the most amazing popcorn treat I had ever tasted. The furikake was packed with nori strips, sesame seeds, a little sugar, and some salt. There are many different types of furikake (Japanese rice seasonings), the simplest one is my favorite. Since that fateful night I have been hooked. Wherever I traveled or moved I always had the ingredients to make this treat. Today I share it with you and hopeful that you will pass it on.
For this post I tried out a Christmas present of a movie style popcorn maker. I didn't realize how much I needed one of these till I used it. Its incredible simple and would be perfect for your family movie nights, neighborhood get togethers, or pot lucks for sports teams. Im not sure where my family got it from and I can't seem to find it online. After the post you will find a few links to similar ones. I know it takes up counter space so I placed it in the family room. Im actually thinking about designing a little snack station now with vintage candy jars and scoops. Stay tuned.