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(YouTube)   Why We Eat: Spam Musubi. More like, why the hell am I not eating Spam Musubi Right Now, Dammit, because it's farking delicious   (youtube.com) divider line
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2022-07-05 3:58:27 PM  
wait... so he adds salt to the furikake and then adds both mirin and shoyu to the spam?

musubi is already unhealthily delicious, so that seems maybe just a bit extra.
 
2022-07-05 4:08:56 PM  

tintar: wait... so he adds salt to the furikake and then adds both mirin and shoyu to the spam?

musubi is already unhealthily delicious, so that seems maybe just a bit extra.


He did use reduced sodium spam, so your pancreas and liver will pickle just slightly slower.

I have all the ingredients for that except sushi rice, so I shall make a trip to the store later today.
 
2022-07-05 4:19:54 PM  
More need one sitdown kine dish,cuz - in Waimanalo we eat spam saimin.
 
2022-07-05 5:02:37 PM  
Spam musubi is like pineapple on pizza or ketchup on steak -- people will refuse to eat it on principle, but it's absolutely delicious and those people are missing out for no good reason.

Spam is great.  Long live Spam.
 
2022-07-05 5:16:18 PM  

mauro7inf: Spam is great.  Long live Spam.


Your nuts!

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2022-07-05 5:17:25 PM  
I lived in Hawaii for three years. Just because you CAN incorporate a food product into all your dishes doesn't mean you SHOULD.

Still don't like SPAM.
 
2022-07-05 5:22:19 PM  
Ha.  We went to Hawaii last month, and my mom - a Food Network junkie - said one of the "Must Do's" for her, was to have musubi.  our airBnB host, a native Hawaiian, would check in with us almost daily and was our de facto concierge.  I asked him, "hey, where can we can find the best, I mean, the best spam musubi?"

He laughs and goes, "....honestly, any gas station you see.  it's not exactly a fancy thing, it's like you mainlanders and gas station hot dogs.  better yet, just go to the store and buy rice, seaweed and spam."  I thought he was pulling my leg, and the wife had asked someone else the same question, and got the same answer.  "lady, no such thing like 'fancy' musubi.  just go gas station, yeh?"

sure as shiat, that's what we ended up doing. ha.  (and my mom after having it was like, "welp.....that was .......interesting."
 
2022-07-05 5:25:29 PM  

tintar: wait... so he adds salt to the furikake and then adds both mirin and shoyu to the spam?

musubi is already unhealthily delicious, so that seems maybe just a bit extra.


I only add furikake if it's the low sodium stuff.

But a question for people: how do you press your musubi?

I usually clean out the spam can while it's in the griddle, then cut a strip of parchment paper to use as a sling.  So the can gets paper, spam, rice, then fold the paper over the rice and pack down with a narrow shot glass.

Then extract, and wrap with nori.  And I usually slice them in half.  (As it's less messy if I eat towards the nori, as I never pack the ends as well as the middle)

do people have opinions on the professionally made presses?
 
2022-07-05 5:38:59 PM  

rickythepenguin: Ha.  We went to Hawaii last month, and my mom - a Food Network junkie - said one of the "Must Do's" for her, was to have musubi.  our airBnB host, a native Hawaiian, would check in with us almost daily and was our de facto concierge.  I asked him, "hey, where can we can find the best, I mean, the best spam musubi?"

He laughs and goes, "....honestly, any gas station you see.  it's not exactly a fancy thing, it's like you mainlanders and gas station hot dogs.  better yet, just go to the store and buy rice, seaweed and spam."  I thought he was pulling my leg, and the wife had asked someone else the same question, and got the same answer.  "lady, no such thing like 'fancy' musubi.  just go gas station, yeh?"

sure as shiat, that's what we ended up doing. ha.  (and my mom after having it was like, "welp.....that was .......interesting."


I was once waiting in line at a service station and had someone on line in front of me marvel at eating spam on rice. It was a very easy way to declare, not from around here.


/protip when using salty meat like spam 1. a little goes a long way. Big pieces can be overwhelming. 2. Fire makes it good, a nice pan fried sear makes it taste immensely better than without.
 
Ant
2022-07-05 5:41:46 PM  

Oneiros: But a question for people: how do you press your musubi?


My son makes it sometimes. He uses plastic wrap in the Spam can to press it all together.
 
Ant
2022-07-05 5:43:52 PM  

rickythepenguin: We went to Hawaii last month, and my mom - a Food Network junkie - said one of the "Must Do's" for her, was to have musubi.


If I ever go to Hawaii, my must do is to have some good poke.
 
2022-07-05 5:44:31 PM  
I have never had spam musubi, but I just had a fried egg, cheese, and Spam breakfast sandwich on a Bay's English muffin yesterday and it was delicious. One day, I'm going to ground up Spam and make a true Spam cheeseburger. I had one once at the MN State Fair and gorram, was it freakin' awesome. Don't forget their tagline

Sizzle
Pork
And
MMMMMMMMMMMM!

The cat's not lyin'
 
2022-07-05 6:00:51 PM  

Ant: If I ever go to Hawaii, my must do is to have some good poke.


yeah, one regret of sorts is we were hoping to have a "fancy" meal, but all the sightseeing we did, we'd just hit up the food trucks.  which themselves were generally amazing.  we had food truck Indian that was insanely good, and another one I recall was food truck hawaiaan pulled pork that was astounding.
 
2022-07-05 6:03:17 PM  

markie_farkie: He did use reduced sodium spam, so your pancreas and liver will pickle just slightly slower.


man, much as I miss turkey spam, it is now decades later and they still don't have a low sodium version of that one :(

Oneiros: tintar: wait... so he adds salt to the furikake and then adds both mirin and shoyu to the spam?

musubi is already unhealthily delicious, so that seems maybe just a bit extra.

I only add furikake if it's the low sodium stuff.

But a question for people: how do you press your musubi?

I usually clean out the spam can while it's in the griddle, then cut a strip of parchment paper to use as a sling.  So the can gets paper, spam, rice, then fold the paper over the rice and pack down with a narrow shot glass.

Then extract, and wrap with nori.  And I usually slice them in half.  (As it's less messy if I eat towards the nori, as I never pack the ends as well as the middle)

do people have opinions on the professionally made presses?


never made musubi specifically, but I bet any of the garden variety oshizushi ones work fine. and whether wood or plastic press, line it with plastic wrap, waxed paper, or as you mentioned baking parchment.

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AlgaeRancher: 1. a little goes a long way. Big pieces can be overwhelming. 2. Fire makes it good, a nice pan fried sear makes it taste immensely better than without.


yes! whenever I see actual commercial ads or stupid cooking clips, ugh the way they cut off ridiculously ginormous slabs, and then barely cook it at all. no! medium thin (on down to even bacon thin) slices, and crispetty the hell out of it. I want to see char! on both sides!
 
2022-07-05 6:15:26 PM  

markie_farkie: tintar: wait... so he adds salt to the furikake and then adds both mirin and shoyu to the spam?

musubi is already unhealthily delicious, so that seems maybe just a bit extra.

He did use reduced sodium spam, so your pancreas and liver will pickle just slightly slower.

I have all the ingredients for that except sushi rice, so I shall make a trip to the store later today.


Strangely, the "Spam with Bacon" has slightly less sodium than the "Less Sodium Spam." (520 mg/serving vs 570) Thought I would share that.
 
2022-07-05 6:57:47 PM  

mauro7inf: Spam musubi is like pineapple on pizza or ketchup on steak -- people will refuse to eat it on principle, but it's absolutely delicious and those people are missing out for no good reason.

Spam is great.  Long live Spam.


Spam musibi is good.

Pineapple on pizza is mediocre.

Ketchup on steak depends on the ketchup.
 
2022-07-05 7:13:46 PM  

Ant: rickythepenguin: We went to Hawaii last month, and my mom - a Food Network junkie - said one of the "Must Do's" for her, was to have musubi.

If I ever go to Hawaii, my must do is to have some good poke.


Just don't tell the waitress you wan poke squid
 
2022-07-05 7:50:34 PM  

tintar: AlgaeRancher: 1. a little goes a long way. Big pieces can be overwhelming. 2. Fire makes it good, a nice pan fried sear makes it taste immensely better than without.

yes! whenever I see actual commercial ads or stupid cooking clips, ugh the way they cut off ridiculously ginormous slabs, and then barely cook it at all. no! medium thin (on down to even bacon thin) slices, and crispetty the hell out of it. I want to see char! on both sides!


I find if I cut it so it ends up as 9 or 10 slices, that's a good size, but I have to do it in two batches on my round cast iron griddle.  It leaked out a fair bit of grease, but I typically use that the next day to fry up some vegetables and eggs for a breakfast burrito.

And then my little mini rice cooker (1.5 "cup") works out just right for a good spam to rice balance.

Although I've only had stuff I've made myself, so maybe there's some other balance that's better.

And leftovers are better warmed up a bit.  If you're not taking it for a lunch hours later, a few seconds in the microwave to take the chill off.
 
2022-07-05 8:52:54 PM  
Hell f*ckin yeah
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2022-07-05 9:10:47 PM  
Because it is disgusting, hyper processed, canned schitt-meat that is unhealthy as all hell?
Yeah, I'd say that is why...

Musubi with a side of Doritos, all washed down with Mountain Dew, and a Twinkie and a rail of bath salts for dessert?
Subby has major food issues.
 
2022-07-05 9:32:17 PM  

Percise1: Because it is disgusting, hyper processed, canned schitt-meat that is unhealthy as all hell?
Yeah, I'd say that is why...

Musubi with a side of Doritos, all washed down with Mountain Dew, and a Twinkie and a rail of bath salts for dessert?
Subby has major food issues.


Oh course that's unhealthy.

You should stop after the Twinkie
 
2022-07-05 10:27:40 PM  

Ant: rickythepenguin: We went to Hawaii last month, and my mom - a Food Network junkie - said one of the "Must Do's" for her, was to have musubi.

If I ever go to Hawaii, my must do is to have some good poke.


Kinda like the spam musubi/ gas station answers, you can get good, authentic poke at most grocery stores, like Safeway.

Locals don't want to go to a lot of trouble to get what they love.
 
2022-07-05 10:44:17 PM  

Percise1: Because it is disgusting, hyper processed, canned schitt-meat that is unhealthy as all hell?
Yeah, I'd say that is why...

Musubi with a side of Doritos, all washed down with Mountain Dew, and a Twinkie and a rail of bath salts for dessert?
Subby has major food issues.


Oneiros: Oh course that's unhealthy.

You should stop after the Twinkie


oh, man! I didn't know you could still get bath salts!

/I should start looking for different gas stations
//and buy some twinkies
///still not a fan of the dew, tho'
 
2022-07-05 11:21:40 PM  

Ant: rickythepenguin: We went to Hawaii last month, and my mom - a Food Network junkie - said one of the "Must Do's" for her, was to have musubi.

If I ever go to Hawaii, my must do is to have some good poke.


You're in Seattle, right? We've got a bunch of places to get poke nowadays. On 45th a block away from Taco Time is a place to go.

Also, when you do go to the aina, make sure you pack your slippers in your carry on so that you exit the airplane in style and comfort. Then go straight to just about any place open for business and get a POG and a pail of poke and hit the beach before going to the hotel. Do not dismiss the little places or even the regular grocery stores like FoodLand and Supermarket Times.
 
2022-07-05 11:26:40 PM  
Forgot to mention the Kona Kitchen on 5th NE for a spam Benedict. They also make musubi to order which is kind of weird because it's all warm and toasty and on a plate rather than chilled and wrapped in plastic for 2 bucks like on the aina.
 
2022-07-06 7:04:12 AM  

Percise1: Because it is disgusting, hyper processed, canned schitt-meat that is unhealthy as all hell?
Yeah, I'd say that is why...

Musubi with a side of Doritos, all washed down with Mountain Dew, and a Twinkie and a rail of bath salts for dessert?
Subby has major food issues.


No joke, subby should tone it down and just stick with loco moco

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2022-07-06 7:39:11 AM  

Percise1: Because it is disgusting, hyper processed, canned schitt-meat that is unhealthy as all hell?
Yeah, I'd say that is why...

Musubi with a side of Doritos, all washed down with Mountain Dew, and a Twinkie and a rail of bath salts for dessert?
Subby has major food issues.


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2022-07-06 7:41:20 AM  
Bacon & egg musubi is the breakfast of champions.

/literally, at the Hawai'i judo tournaments.
 
2022-07-06 7:46:09 AM  

rickythepenguin: Ha.  We went to Hawaii last month, and my mom - a Food Network junkie - said one of the "Must Do's" for her, was to have musubi.  our airBnB host, a native Hawaiian, would check in with us almost daily and was our de facto concierge.  I asked him, "hey, where can we can find the best, I mean, the best spam musubi?"

He laughs and goes, "....honestly, any gas station you see.  it's not exactly a fancy thing, it's like you mainlanders and gas station hot dogs.  better yet, just go to the store and buy rice, seaweed and spam."  I thought he was pulling my leg, and the wife had asked someone else the same question, and got the same answer.  "lady, no such thing like 'fancy' musubi.  just go gas station, yeh?"

sure as shiat, that's what we ended up doing. ha.  (and my mom after having it was like, "welp.....that was .......interesting."


7-11, too.
The 7-11s also had great Manapua.

Manapua are big damn bao - meat filled buns - and the food of the gods.  I won't say manapua is what I miss most about Hawai'i, but they will enter the discussion.

Hawai'i was far from the perfect paradise mainlanders fantasize it is, but it is a glorious place for food.
 
2022-07-06 7:47:53 AM  

tintar: wait... so he adds salt to the furikake and then adds both mirin and shoyu to the spam?

musubi is already unhealthily delicious, so that seems maybe just a bit extra.


Yeah, friends there insisted their high blood pressure was hereditary, but their dad and granddads ate the same sodium rich stuff they did.
 
Ant
2022-07-06 10:30:06 AM  

baxterdog: Ant: rickythepenguin: We went to Hawaii last month, and my mom - a Food Network junkie - said one of the "Must Do's" for her, was to have musubi.

If I ever go to Hawaii, my must do is to have some good poke.

You're in Seattle, right? We've got a bunch of places to get poke nowadays. On 45th a block away from Taco Time is a place to go.

Also, when you do go to the aina, make sure you pack your slippers in your carry on so that you exit the airplane in style and comfort. Then go straight to just about any place open for business and get a POG and a pail of poke and hit the beach before going to the hotel. Do not dismiss the little places or even the regular grocery stores like FoodLand and Supermarket Times.


I can't afford to live in Seattle. I work downtown when I go into the office, but I live in Federal Way. There's no poke out here, lots of Korean food, but no poke.

Closest poke I know of is in Tacoma.
 
2022-07-06 8:39:03 PM  

Ant: Closest poke I know of is in Tacoma.


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The closest poke available is the one you make. It's so damn easy, there is no reason not to.
https://www.yummly.com/recipes/hawaiian-poke?prm-v1=1

Salmon poke is awesome. Do you have any salmon available closer than Tacoma? ;)
 
2022-07-06 8:49:05 PM  

Laobaojun: Percise1: Because it is disgusting, hyper processed, canned schitt-meat that is unhealthy as all hell?
Yeah, I'd say that is why...

Musubi with a side of Doritos, all washed down with Mountain Dew, and a Twinkie and a rail of bath salts for dessert?
Subby has major food issues.

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Yes, because that is exactly where I was coming from, and your discerning intellect was the only one capable of rooting it out. Now run along, you angry chinchilla.
 
2022-07-06 10:38:08 PM  

Percise1: Laobaojun: Percise1: Because it is disgusting, hyper processed, canned schitt-meat that is unhealthy as all hell?
Yeah, I'd say that is why...

Musubi with a side of Doritos, all washed down with Mountain Dew, and a Twinkie and a rail of bath salts for dessert?
Subby has major food issues.

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Yes, because that is exactly where I was coming from, and your discerning intellect was the only one capable of rooting it out. Now run along, you angry chinchilla.


Aww.... and yet we persist in ignoring your edicts which are above question or doubt.
 
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