Spam arrived to to Hawai’i along with all the soldiers and sailors during WWII because of it’s long shelf life. It soon made it’s way into the hands of the locals and in the early 80’s, Barbara Funamura – a Japanese-American woman from Hawaii, invented Spam Musubi. It combines two local favorites, Spam and Rice – it’s then wrapped in nori for the perfect hand held snack. Spam Musubi is so popular all over Hawai’i you can pretty much get it anywhere on the islands, you’ll often find it at the check out stand at any convenience store. It’s hard to get spam musubi in the states, so I’ve been making it at home for years – I like to grill the Spam with with homemade Teriyaki sauce and a dash of Rice Vinegar, it’s balances out the flavors really well.
You’ll need a Spam Musubi Mold to make these