Koro Koro Rice Ball Cafe, the onigiri cafe coming to downtown Jersey City on Jersey Avenue, was officially funded by Kickstarter over the weekend and raised over $12,000!
They also announced that they have completed construction, passed all their building inspections, and just have a few more Health Department and other bureaucratic matters to handle before they are ready to open! Of course, considering this is Jersey City and the process constantly seems to get dragged out, they haven't announced an official opening date and there may still be a bit of a wait, but it definitely seems to be progressing quickly.
Koro Koro will serve a variety of onigiri warm and made to order, all gluten free and with several vegetarian/vegan options along with sides, ModCup Coffee, and Milk Sugar Love ice cream.
Here's their projected menu:
Lean Ground Beef, Miso, Shallots, Leeks, Scallions, Ginger, and Sake
Pork, Black Beans and Plantains
Salmon, Kimchi, Garlic Chilli and Mayonnaise
Chickpeas, Carrots, Golden Raisins, Sweet Potato, Coconut Milk, Curry and Indian Spices
Chicken, Mountain Vegetables, Shredded Coconut, Cilantro and Green Curry
Swiss Chard, Red Pepper, Golden Raisins,
Toasted Pine Nuts, Fresh Ginger and Balsamic Vinegar
Pickled Plums (Ancient Japanese Superfood!)
Pork, Habaneros, Achiote, Cilantro, Garlic and Lime
Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Sundried Tomatoes, Black Olives, and Lemon Zest
SOUPS AND SALADS
JAPANESE POTATO SALAD
Potatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots, Onions, with Spicy Mustard and Mayo
KORO KORO COLE SLAW
Cabbage, pineapple, wasabi and mayo
Mesclun Green Mix with Apple Miso Dressing
Congratulations to Koro Koro on getting funded and more updates will be coming!