Tuesday, October 28, 2008

SPAM

ahhh... who doesn't love SPAM?! as a child, i remember having it if i don't like our ulam at home. we made sure we had stocks in the pantry all the time just in case we need some rescuing from the eeky sibut that mom would put in our soup... hehehe

anyway, spam has evolved and has more variety than ever ...

credits to royce william for this spam collection image


SPAMJAM, a manila-based cafe/diner, was once opened (i remember eating there at glorietta 4) they served all sorts of spam -- spam burger, spam spaghetti, spam nuggets, spam salad... but it closed not long after they opened... i think it was too pricey for something that can be created at home.

photo from chotda / K Santos

for those who do not know, cafe bola is also serving spam. they call it the spamwich. i tried to copy it at home by adding honey to my regular spam but i can only come close, still not exactly the same... they must have a secret ingredient i cannot seem to guess... 

happy spamming!

INTERESTING FACT: spam.budwin.net has reviews of how all of these different SPAM® types taste!


8 comments:

  1. "SPAMJAM, a manila-based cafe/diner, was once opened (i remember eating there at glorietta 4) they served all sorts of spam -- spam burger, spam spaghetti, spam nuggets, spam salad... but it closed not long after they opened... i think it was too pricey for something that can be created at home."

    Aside from the prices, it's also relatively easy to duplicate by simply using SPAM as an ingredient. Other aspiring restaurants could have name such as SPAMSLAM, SPAMmer, SPAM YUM, etc.

    I also think people are more health conscious nowadays. Thus, reducing the number of potential customers.

    btw, Nice review.

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  2. discovered this while here in the states.....SPAM MUSUBI...pan-fried & caramelized spam dipped in teriyaki sauce then sprinkled with sesame seeds over a block of plain rice and wrapped in a strip of nori....a sweet & salty calorific delight! available in the nearest Hawaiian fast-food resto.

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  3. discovered this spam treat here in the states....SPAM MUSUBI: pan-fried slice of SPAM dipped in teriyaki sauce & sprinkled with sesame seeds over a block of steamed white rice hugged by a strip of nori....a sweet & salty calorific treat! available in the Hawaiian fast food resto

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  4. hi candice! ...that description makes me want to try it.... yum! it's funny you can get that in a hawaiian resto while it sounded japan-ish...

    thanks wp! do you like spam?

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  5. hawaiian cuisine was influenced by the settlers there: american(spam!, fries), japanese(sushi, sahimi, tonkatsu), chinese(rice, sweet & sour), korean (kimchi), portuguese (bacalao, chilipeppers), even ilocano (adobo, camote)....and of course, the native polynesians (nuts, fruits, roast pig similar to lechon)....so it's a halo-halo luau! reminds me of a fusion food court...sarap!

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  6. aside from tuna, chicken and pork, Spam is one of the main meats in hawaii, hwhw

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