I discovered Spam Musubi on a trip to Hawaii years back. I began seeing these little cute packages of seaweed, rice and SPAM in cellophane everywhere I went. From corner markets, to plate lunch palaces—Musubi was everywhere. Intrigued, I tried one and could not believe how much flavor was packed into this little “deck of cards” with just a few ingredients. I imagined they were all created equal unto I began to make my own at home. What I discovered is that many that I had previously enjoyed out were very flat on flavor. The cooks were skimping on a few simple techniques which increase flavor tenfold—and add greater depth to this amazing snack. As a Californian—I’ve discovered that the addition of MY local food—avocado—sure makes this dish irresistible.
You can purchase a musubi maker here.