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Spam Masubi

Spam Masubi is a typical Japanese dish served in Hawaii. Great for breakfast lunch. Although it packs well it's best when it's warm. Instead of Spam you can use any meat such as Longganisa sausage or grilled chicken or pork.

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 30 min
Total time: 55 min



  • 2 Cups short-grain white rice
  • 2 Tbs Rice vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Soy sauce (Try Aloha shoyu, sweeter and mellower)
  • 1/4 Cup Oyster sauce
  • 1/2 Cup White sugar (Try Brown Sugar)
  • 1 (12 oz) Can Spam
  • 5 Sheets Nori
  • 2 Tbs Vegetable oil (Try sesame oil)


  1. Cook rice in your rice cooker. Stir in rice vinegar, and set aside to cool.
  2. Slice Spam lengthwise into 8 slices, or to desired thickness.
  3. In a bowl stir together soy sauce, oyster sauce, and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved
  4. In a large pan stir add Spam slices and cook for 2 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Add the soy sauce mix and cook another 2 minutes until Spam is well coated.
  5. Cut nori sheets in half and lay on a flat work surface. Place a rice press in the center of the sheet, and press rice tightly inside. 
  6. Top with a slice of Spam, and remove press. Wrap nori around rice mold, sealing edges with a small amount of water. (Rice may also be formed by hand in the shape of the meat slices, 1 inch thick.)