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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    Quote Originally Posted by speedtek
    SPAM =

    S-pare
    P-arts
    A-nimal
    M-eat
    That's pretty creative of you, speedtek, but I believe, Spam is an acronym for "Spiced Ham"!

    I'm not sure if any of you are familiar with Jon Anderson, once the host of a weekday morning show on KGUM 570 AM (K57) in Guam, but a few years back, while he was still on-air with it, he once attended the big annual Spam festival that the city of Austin (MN) puts on every year, complete with remote broadcasts aired back to Guam from there. He felt, in a tongue-in-cheek manner, that it was his obligation to attend this event for the citizens of Guam, as Guam evidently is the number one per captia consumer of Spam among the fifty states and American territories.
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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    I remember when the Hawaii Collector's Edition was available in stores, some folks were auctioning them on eBay as SPAM Musubi "kits". It included the SPAM, an acrylic rectangle musubi maker, Aloha brand Teriyaki Sauce and a package of Nori. Bids were going about $20 last I seen. Some were selling just the HCE SPAM with a starting $5.00 bid.

    That'd be funny... going to the mainland and instead of taking up Chocolate-covered Macadamia Nuts as omiyage, you bring SPAM. Or your kid in college on the east coast calls you up, "Mom, you can send me a case of SPAM".

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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    When I went back home to Kaua'i at the end of May, I bought 3 of the clear double Musubi makers. 2 for me and 1 for a friend. I'm keeping one of mine sealed and stored away, for if anything happens to the one I use now.... it would be over. Ever since I moved up here, I've craved Spam Musubi every now and then. To satisfy my hunger, I'd have to go to Ono Hawaiian BBQ or L&L's Hawaiian Barbecue. Normally it was Ono's. L&L's only if I was desperate. The L&L over here is nothing liek back home. And during it's two years of being opened it's already been taken over by new management. The new management isn't the best. The food has gone from good to just barely paseable.

    I just wish I knew how to make 7 Eleven's Spam Katsu Musubi.

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    Found a previous post and photo link by tiptoetulip:
    [October 3rd, 2005, 03:22 PM mmmm spam!! now where would Hawaii be without spam in our culture??!! I know what you mean! Here in the islands spam is definitely a food group all by itself. All this spam talk has made me think of Spam Katsu Musubi, from 7-11. There was a time when I just loved eating those, but then I got tired of the rice, because there was just too much of it. But my short lived affair gave me much satisfaction! I couldn't find a pic of the 7-11 kine, but I found this pic here, of Spam Katsu Curry, from Sumo Ramen & Curry (http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono...men_curr.html). It has me salivating...and I just made curry last night (with lots of fukujinzuke)!]

    It's probably not the same, texture or flavor-wise, as the 7-Eleven Spam Katsu Musubi, because it's brought out fresh from the Sumo Ramen kitchen, as opposed to wrapped in plastic and set in a warming box for hours (days? ) until somebody buys it.
    Man, now I'm ono for Spam Katsu Curry Rice! I have Spam, I have Panko, I have boil-in-bag S&B curry ... that may trump my earlier onos for Okonomiyaki. I'd planned to make it with Spam anyway -- because yes, Kilinahe, (happy birthday, BTW!) these are those hard days prior to pay day. I was going to do one batch of Okonomiyaki with regular cabbage and one with drained, chopped kim chee ... Maybe I'll just spend the whole afternoon cooking as if some Army were coming over.
    I was also going to prepare some type of black bean dish ... Cuban, Southern, Tex-Mex, I'd not yet decided. What to choose?!
    Of course none of it will get done as long as I'm sitting here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manö'iki
    I just wish I knew how to make 7 Eleven's Spam Katsu Musubi.
    I have the two Spam cookbooks by Ann Kondo Corum, but rather than get up and look for the recipe in either book (well, I can't find one of 'em), I wasted time looking on the Internet without success. *slapping forehead*
    I was stoked/amused to find that the recipes section at AlohaWorld-dot-com gave Spam its own category. Akamai, no?

    I got up and actually found the cookbook with the recipe in it, in about 10 seconds. (Again with the forehead slapping.)

    This is not completely word for word; I've added my own commentary without changing the recipe or method.

    SPAM KATSU

    Flour for dusting
    1 can Spam sliced into 8 slabs
    2 egg whites, beaten until frothy
    Panko or other fine breadcrumbs (garans the Italian seasoned ones would taste different)
    vegetable oil for frying

    Put a little flour on a piece of waxed paper or foil (or a plate, no need waste money).
    Coat Spam with flour, dip in egg whites and coat with panko.
    Heat some oil in a frying pan and fry coated Spam until golden brown.
    Drain on paper towels and serve with sauce (recipe follows):

    1/2 c ketchup
    1/4 tsp pepper (ooh -- vary the pepper! Use Cayenne, or white, or ... )
    2 to 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    Tabasco to taste

    (ee note: Of course if you have Kikkoman Tonkatsu Sauce or Bulldog or some other brand of Tonkatsu Sauce, no need make from scratch.)

    Variation Curry Spam Katsu (from the book):

    Make Spam Katsu and slice into bite-sized pieces. Make some prepared curry sauce such as S&B, Vermont, etc., adding veggies if desired. Put Spam katsu on a helping of hot rice and pour curry all over.

    Rewritten from "Hawaii's 2nd Spam Cookbook" by Ann Kondo Corum; copyright 2001; ISBN 1-57306-135-2 paperback.

    No guarantees that this will be like the Spam Katsu atop the 7-Eleven Spam Katsu Musubi, but it's a start. (I wonder if they cook or marinate the Spam sato-shoyu style first and THEN do the breading-frying? Hmm.)
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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manö'iki
    I just wish I knew how to make 7 Eleven's Spam Katsu Musubi.
    well, you can't!
    an unknown, unnamed unlicensed Kalihi garage kitchen (staffed by 12 year olds and younger, of course, members of the family company...) has the exclusive rights to make 7 Eleven's Spam Katsu Musubi.

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    How can Mailanders hate Spam?
    If dey do, stay 'cuz dey can.
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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    How...
    "Can Mainlanders"
    hate spam;

    they hate spam... passionately, with much complaints. why?! cuz they... Can... Mainlanders!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erika Engle
    It has me salivating...and I just made curry last night (with lots of fukujinzuke)!]
    So Erika how does your curry differ from Korean curry? I looks different.

    I make curry often I was taught by an mother of a guy I was dating.
    It is red curry (or green) made with chicken, potatoes, tofu, and sometimes onion.It is made with water not coconut milk. OH and CARROTS too!
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    I do not like Spam but I skimmed thread and I would taste some of these recipes! If only you cooked them I DONT hate spam, but cmon compared to something like portugese sausage-what you gonna pick? I can relate to the poster that it reminded them of hard times, when my family hit hard times, we ate chipped beef or creamed egg-both on toast, well if bread was in house! My mother acted *creative* I didnt know till I was older at the art of stretching things out thats moms do so well, and I also tht they were tasty!

    I may try the low sodium spam, just to give spam one more try-but I love salt so seems pointless! Portugese sausage is something to talk about-my mom Is Polish, never eats anything but Kielbasa, until she visits me, Portugese sausage baby

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    Quote Originally Posted by dallascat70
    compared to something like portugese sausage-what you gonna pick?
    Well, yeah...if you gonna put it THAT way, of course PS would be my choice, too (even as a non-Island resident.) But Spam can be prepared in quite a few delicious ways, as discussed already. Try 'em! And report back to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueyecicle
    So Erika how does your curry differ from Korean curry? I looks different.

    I make curry often I was taught by an mother of a guy I was dating.
    It is red curry (or green) made with chicken, potatoes, tofu, and sometimes onion.It is made with water not coconut milk. OH and CARROTS too!
    I must confess to cheating on the curry for last night's Spam Katsu Curry Rice meal ... I used boil-in-bag type that had the veggies already in it and just emptied it into a bowl so I could zap it in the microwave.

    I've never actually made curry from scratch. I like Japanese curry and Thai curries ... not a big fan of Indian curry; but perhaps I've not had a good one.
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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    I know that indian curry is made with coconut milk instead of water so it is too sweet for me!

    Maybe I should try putting spam into my curry too!

    That's me staying with the thread!

    Oh and BTW curry from scratch is extremely simple.
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    It is strange why alot of Mainlanders don't eat Spam when it is delicious...The only people I know that eat Spam are either from Hawaii or The Marianas Islands.
    Last edited by Caliguy; August 16th, 2006 at 11:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caliguy
    It is strange why alot of Mainlanders don't eat Spam when it is delicious...The only people I know that eat Spam are either from Hawaii or The Marianas Islands.
    There's a whole social stigma attached to Spam, for many, many people, who regard it as food for poor folks -- you know, "trailer-trash."

    I don't personally recall him ever recoiling over Spam, but I remember my late father's reaction to my raving the first time I tried corned beef hash. It was in an airport cafeteria on the mainland. It isn't so much his words, but his expression that I remember (quite negative). My mother later explained to me that we never ate that at home because he got sick of always having to eat it during the Depression.

    Maybe people have those same feelings about Spam -- sort of like Kilinahe shared.
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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    Everyone has a stigma about some sort of food!

    When I was growing up you were poor if you ate hamburger!

    I agree with you Erika...it just depends on the place and the people.
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    Honestly I think it's just the sticker shock of the nutritional info... people in the US are in general on a health food kick right now. Take a gander at the Spam can some time. One half of one normal Spam can will give you your entire saturated fat limit for the whole day. Discovered this the other day when making some Spam 'n Garlic after reading about it on here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bard
    Take a gander at the Spam can some time. One half of one normal Spam can will give you your entire saturated fat limit for the whole day.
    No, Bard, NO! Don't look at the can, you crazy fool!

    Awww...too late...another pillar of salt. And fat. And gelatin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caliguy
    It is strange why alot of Mainlanders don't eat Spam when it is delicious...
    You have an odd definition of the word "delicious", IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manö'iki
    The L&L over here is nothing liek back home. And during it's two years of being opened it's already been taken over by new management. The new management isn't the best. The food has gone from good to just barely paseable.
    Heh, not much different here - the L&L in Hilo is definitely one of the worst places I've eaten at. Their lunch buffet is basically 7 flavors of stir-fried gristle.

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    Default Re: How can mainlanders hate spam?

    Advise to those that who have not tried spam.
    There are lot`s of way to prepare spam. No worry Hawaii get cook book`s.

    It`s a matter of making a meal out of something like stir-fry vegies or pineapple spam. During hard times spam was there to fill up our belly....

    OGGBOY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio
    Awww...too late...another pillar of salt. And fat. And gelatin.
    *glugglug*

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    Yes the mainlanders here call it a nasty by product.. Till I turned them on to some teriyaki Spam musubi... I made them finish it then told them it was spam guess what they didn't believe me.

    So to give them an understanding I prepared it in front of them.

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    We ate Spam when we were kids---my father loved the stuff. Spam sandwiches, with Spam sliced right from the can, with mustard. Or fried crispy.

    I remember the first time I was assigned to opening the can. The can with the KEY. I screwed up terribly. Went all crooked, then the little metal strip ripped off. Dad was not amused...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindwardOahuRN
    I remember the first time I was assigned to opening the can. The can with the KEY. I screwed up terribly. Went all crooked, then the little metal strip ripped off. Dad was not amused...
    Heh, I remember those! Was commenting to my wife the other day about how they used to have keys.

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