For generations, Spam has been a part of the Hawaiian diet. From Spam and eggs at breakfast to Spam burgers for lunch, Spam is seemingly everywhere on The Aloha State.
One of the more interesting uses of Spam can be found in Spam musubi. Found at gas stations throughout Hawaii, Spam musubi is a tasty confluence of western and eastern culinary cultures. This local snack treat is filling and budget friendly and consists of a slice of grilled Spam placed on a block of piping hot sushi rice and wrapped in nori (dried seaweed).
We found one at a Minit Stop in Paia, Maui. The saltiness of the seaweed and the Spam paired beautifully with the delicate rice flavor. We loved this island food product and wish it were available at mainland gas stations and convenience stores.
Spam musubi is not only delicious but nutritious as well. With protein packed Spam, vitamin rich seaweed and nourishing rice, it's the perfect super snack!