Oh, no big deal… just ordered a meal that glows in the dark!
The world’s first glow-in-the-dark ramen shop is making a brief visit to L.A. this July and has plans to serve up iridescent dishes at Yamashiro in Hollywood! Before you embark on this one-of-a-kind dinner party, we must warn you that the evening will be filled with neon colors, theater, and mystical Japanese spirits…
If you’re not too familiar with what an event hosted by Nakamura.ke Mobile Kitchen entails, you’re probably a bit confused by the idea of ‘ghost stories’ and glow-in-the-dark food. This touring dining experience was created by award-winning chefs and designers who fell in love with the idea of combining iridescent foods with mysterious folklore.
Lucky ticket holders will be treated to a glowing meal before being led into an eerie immersive mobile kitchen. Guests will receive a mystical visit from the Nakamura family to learn about the mystery behind the luminescence as well as the curse that keeps the family moving around the globe.
Beyond all of the theatrics, making the food glow wasn’t the easiest task for the Nakamura.ke team. After experimentation, it was discovered that quinine – the same ingredient that adds that distinctive flavor to a gin-and-tonic – just so happens to be extremely responsive to black light!
The pop-up’s run is from July 3 through August 11 and will take place perched on the Hollywood Hills at Yamashiro – if the ominous glowing eats don’t have you sold, the stunning view definitely will.
Purchase tickets for the glowing ramen pop-up, here!
Also published on Medium.