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Spam Sushi?

spam sushi

I have seen very few U.S. imports on the shelves of Japanese stores, which makes no sense because the dollar is so weak right now against the yen that firms exporting to Japan should be making a killing. One of those few exports of the U.S.A. is this can of spam for sushi. I have yet to see spam sushi on any menu though so I believe spam sushi hasn’t caught on yet.

7 Responses to “Spam Sushi?”

  1. 1
    Sharon (Phoenix Daily Photo):

    Here’s hoping it doesn’t catch on! 🙂
    Of all the things to import, this wouldn’t be on my list.

  2. 2
    kristi y:

    Hey Al,
    “Spam musubi” is actually a very popular snack in Hawaii. It’s sold everywhere, including the 7-11. Just an FYI! I hope Japan is treating you and your family great! Ki wo tsukete kudasai!

  3. 3

    Hey Kristi,

    I see from your response and wikipedia that it isn’t called sushi after all. Do you like spam musubi? I haven’t seen it here except for on one shelf on the picture on the can in the above photo I took. I suppose I shouldn’t judge spam since I have never even tried it.

    I hope all is well with you in Hawaii.

  4. 4

    Maybe it’s just the good photo, but this looks strangely delicious. 🙂

  5. 5
    Angies Mom:


    We had hawaiian kids for homestay, and they made us some of Spam musubi. They even brought special mold….
    Though I had never seen it in Hawaii, it is popular snack there.

    Ususally we put salt on hands when we make Omusubi (Rice ball), but with SPAM, no need for extra salt as Spam is pretty salty.
    I like them, but SPAM are pretty expensive in Japan!

  6. 6

    Hi Al,
    I had it at a Hawaiian restaurant in Ebisu about 4 years ago. It was surprisingly good. So much so, that I took a picture and put it on my blog.

  7. 7

    I hear Spam is actually a delicacy in Okinawa. Maybe you’ll find it there? Joe and I recently took a trip to Seoul and when we went to the international area of the city the 7-Eleven was selling a big gift box of several cans of spam. I assume as omiyage. I was amused.

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