An Edible Hurricane

Popcorn gets more flair on the island of O’ahu.

On O’ahu, popcorn just tastes better. That’s because Hawaiians aren’t just about butter, salt, and more butter when it comes to movie-style. They mix it up with butter, sugar, furikake (a Japanese condiment), and arare (a soy cracker). This medley of toppings is known as a Hawaiian hurricane.  You can sample it at some movie theaters on the island, order it from Hawaiian Hurricane Company, or just make it at home.

Here’s how:

Pop 1 bag microwave popcorn. In a separate bowl, add 2 pinches of sugar to 2 tablespoons melted butter. Place the popped popcorn in a large sealable bag, like a Ziploc. Pour in butter-sugar mix, 1/2 cup furikake and 1 cup arare. Seal the bag and shake for about 30 seconds. Turn on Jurassic World, which was filmed in Hawaii, eat, and say mahalo to the islands.


Photos by Coty Gonzales

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