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August 09, 2004



reid have you been keeping that can for over a year now? no matter, i think there are people throughout the islands who have had kept cans for decades....

i may have to post about guam's exclusive spam cans!
(although that hula girl is way cuter)


Fascinating - thanks Reid! I'm not even sure if it is available in the grocery store here. I'll have to check, just out of curiousity. I didn't mind it when I was little, but I'm not sure I could bring myself to eat it now. I gather you like it since you've ordered it twice in the last few days - or does it just typically come in those assortments of meats?

P.S. Santos - please do post a picture of the Guam Spam can!


I love Spam! I really think it's underappreciated by many.

Is that Spam sushi on the can? 'Cuz I love Spam sushi :)


man... that looks good. i live in NYC and spam musubis are nowhere to be found. i write this as i have a salad... not the same. :(


Hi Santos,

No I haven't kept the can that long! *wink* Besides, Spam® is processed so I guess we can keep it forever right? I'd definitely like to see the limited edition Guam cans! What was the picture that was featured?

Hi Cathy,

No, I didn't order this as part of the bento. Spam® is usually something that's almost always included. The only time when you'll be able to order this is when making your own bento by going to an okazuya. That's something that I need to feature soon!

Hi Ladygoat,

Thanks for dropping by! I think Spam® is underappreciated by lots of people. I like to eat it from time to time, but I have to admit, it's not very healthy. When I do eat it, I usually buy the low sodium version.

And yes, that's Spam® musubi sharing space on the can with the hula girl! =)

Hi dlnnyc,

Thanks for joining us! Yes, it's hard to find Spam® musubi outside of Hawaii. If you'd like you can always make your own...not very hard to do.

I usually fry the Spam® first in a sauce made up of soy sauce and sugar. Next you can mold the rice with an acrylic press or with your hands. Sprinkle the top of the rice with nori goma furikake (dried seaweed with sesame seeds). Top with Spam® and wrap with nori.


hi Reid, Spam...yummie ...i love it with fried australia we have hot and spicy spam and bbq and original....but my fav is hot and spicy....Spam


Hi Husky9,

Haven't seen you in a while. =) I like Spam® in fried rice too. I haven't tried the hot and spicy, is it really good?


hi spam lover! search for spam
users have uploaded most of the special cans.


Hi Brandon,

Thanks for dropping by my blog. I will definitely have to search for that flikr site. Thanks for the info.

steve ambroso

How can I buy a can of Hawaiian Spam pictured on your website with 2 hula dancers?

[email protected]


Hi Steve,

Thank you for dropping by my blog!

If you e-mail me with your mailing address, I can drop a couple of cans in the mail for you if I can still find some.

Ono Loa

i would love to know if anyone has tasted the bacon spam i was gonna buy some but i was thinking maybe i could get some opinions on it....and how is it different from the hicory smoked spam?

Harry Ramos

another local hawaii boy living in nyc... i'm a performing spoken word poet and i wrote a poem called "i eat spam!" and it is one of my most requested pieces! thank you spam! can't wait for lunch time! hehe!


Hi Ono Loa,

Welcome to the blog!

Please accept my apologies for the late response to your comment.

I have not tasted either the bacon flavored or the hickory flavored Spam as I really only prefer the original (but I eat the low sodium one now!). If you do try either one, let us know how they are.

Hi Harry,

Thanks for dropping by the blog.

WOW! NYC. I haven't been there since the early 90s and I miss it a lot. Where are you performing at? Back in the 90s, people used to perform spoken word poetry at Giant Step.

BTW...don't you notice that people look at you funny when you buy Spam?

Harry Ramos

Once a year there is a Hawaiian style get together in Central Park, NYC and it is pot luck and i am in Spam heaven! hehe. i especially wore my "Spam" shirt for the occassion.

i perform at various colleges in the east coast as well as some lounges(Amherst Coll, Wellesley Coll, Mt Holyoke, NYU, Teabag Cafe, Bar 13, Galapagos etc.). just where ever they would let me on the stage! hehe.

"people look at us funny when we buy it"??? hehe. that is what my poem is about! i should share the poem w/ you one day. take it easy!


Help - I mistakenly opened my friend's "limited edition" spam and she was so sad. . . so now I'm on the hunt to replace it. Thanks.


Continuation to my 2/23/07 posting: If anyone knows how I can get more of the "limited edition" cans of spam, I will be very greatful to them! Please help me.
[email protected]


There was an actual spam restaurant in or near downtown Hon which cooked spam in many different ways and it was well known. Would you this or other non Burger King type of spam restaurants?

Camille Lanier

Why can't I find Spam in Paris? I'm stuck here studying until December and I'm loosing it! Help!!


Is there a spam restaurant in Oahu?

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