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Aug 26, 2014 07:50 PM

How do you Spam?


I do the Kimchi Spam Musubi Croissant courtesy of Sharon Wang of Sugarbloom Bakery (at either Taza or Coffee Colab).

Roasted spam, pureed kimchi and encased in a perfectly flaky, light croissant. Win, win. And win!


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  1. I don't spam. Mostly cuz I don't eat much red meat.


    Met friends at Suehiro Cafe in Little Tokyo and they were appalled that I'd never had Spam Musubi and ordered me some. Don't want to be impolite, so I took a bite.

    Oh my. Sweet, salty, carb-y with that hint of seaweed. Pretty darn perfect.

    So that's how I spam. And if I could get the turkey spam, I'd spam musubi much more often!

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    1. re: happybaker

      I've always wanted to make musubi with head cheese.

      If it was pork head cheese, I'd let you take a bite. But just one.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        It would be a small bite. Honest. I'd be good.

        Also now in the mix would be turkey bologna or turkey ham, fried, with teriyaki sauce, rice and nori.

        Considering that I grew up on fried boloney sandwiches, not much of a stretch!

    2. Ips - could I get the boxes of seaweed snacks and use those to play with different versions of musubi, or do I need to buy the sheets of nori meant for sushi?

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      1. re: happybaker

        I don't see why you couldn't use those individual packets of seasoned nori to make musubi.

        It's not like the musubi gods will come down and take away your jellied blocks of pork byproducts.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            PS - I do so hate it when the musubi gods smite me.

            So uncomfortable.

        1. Musubi is the only way that I've ever had spam.

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          1. re: JAB

            Diced in fried rice, part of scrambled eggs/omelets/frittata, as an accoutrement for ramen or udon, as the "dog" in a corn dog, fried in bacon fat and used as sandwich meat ... are all good uses for spam.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Ipsedixit -

              Have you ever had fried salami and eggs? Awesome.

              Also good is fried pastrami and eggs, but not as much of a classic as the salami…

              1. re: happybaker

                I've done fried salami in Mapo Tofu.

                I could see fried salami and huevos being bueno.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  hard salami eggs onions on bagel and cream cheese ... now that's a light snack.

                2. re: happybaker

                  The defunct City Bakery, where Farmshop is currently, had a simple frittata of just thick-cut salami and eggs that was amazing.

                  1. re: happybaker

                    Funny! Just had that for lunch today. I used to love to get this at the deli for breakfast.

                  2. re: ipsedixit

                    Spam fried rice is yummy. Da bomb as the kids say these days. Or is that bomb dot com?

                    1. re: TheOffalo

                      It's gotta be kim chee fried rice with a splash of great pure sesame oil and fried egg.

                    2. re: ipsedixit

                      Fried in mustard then made into a sandwich. Agree about spam fried rice. But I like just about any strong flavored meat diced up for fried rice.

                      1. re: Jase

                        Do you use dry mustard? or coat it in prepared mustard? must know more.

                        1. re: Teague

                          Regular yellow mustard. Heat up a pan with a little oil. Fry. Pretty simple.

                  3. Regular, sliced 1/4 inch, just fried in the cast iron until golden brown. White bread, thin slice of cheddar, light smear of mayo.

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                        1. re: Bobfrmia

                          Absolutely! I've been known to add a couple of tomato slices, too.

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