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December 12, 2011

Happy Tummy's Spam Musubi

December 12, 2011

Happy Tummy's Spam Musubi

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  83 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
114 foodies rated 4- I love it!
113 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
 50 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
 12 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.


Here is an interesting take on Spam...

Served sushi-style, the slice of Spam sits on a bed of rice wrapped in seaweed. I personally like it served with Wasabi Mayo.

It is a simple concept based on a good understanding of what Filipinos love.

Congratulations, Happy Tummy! :)

The Story of Happy Tummy's Spam Musubi
by Mark Isip

SPAM Musubi is a very popular snack in Hawaii.

As a child, I grew up eating Hawaiian BBQ. Here in the Philippines, Jollibee’s fried chicken is the favorite of most children, and for me, it is Hawaiian BBQ. Of the whole entire Hawaiian BBQ menu, there was one item I would order every time I would eat at the restaurant. This memorable snack is SPAM Musubi.

SPAM Musubi consists of a sliced piece of SPAM on top of a bed of rice, pressed to the size of a block and wrapped with nori; basically SPAM Sushi. As I got older, I started cooking and creating my own recipes for Hawaiian BBQ including SPAM Musubi. My recipes are a twist on the original; you get punched in the face with an awesome mix of different flavors.

Before the boom of food carts and street food markets in San Francisco, I intended to be part of the up and coming trend. Now there are many varieties of food carts. I decided to move to the Philippines for culinary school and found there was the same interest in street food here. So why not bring the Philippines a taste of Hawaii? Midnight Mercato is where I decided to start my journey. My goal is to introduce Hawaiian Cuisine to the Philippines starting with SPAM Musubi and would eventually like to introduce other unique and delicious Hawaiian dishes.

Foodies would love SPAM Musubi because it is a quick, delicious snack you can eat on the go that gives you a Happy Tummy. SPAM Musubi isn’t just SPAM and rice. It is a marinated slice of SPAM on top of a bed of seasoned sushi rice wrapped with nori. You also can choose to add an extra flavor of garlic mayo, wasabi mayo, caramel or chocolate sauce. This isn’t your mama’s recipe -- it's innovation at its finest. LEGO! :D

What Foodies say about Happy Tummy's Spam Musubi:

  • Sauces were good
  • Bounty serving
  • Yummy food
  • Love the caramel
  • Like how it was cooked
  • Salty
  • Not a fan
  • Caramel and spam was fabulous
  • Weird
  • Good combination
  • Great crunch and twist with the sesame seeds
  • Different and addicting
  • Caramel was a pleasant surprise
  • Love spam
  • Chicken was good
  • Super loved it
  • Spam musubi is really good
  • I love spam
  • Wish there was garlic mayo
  • Rice lacked stickiness
  • Loved the spam and mayo
  • Great idea to put sweet dips
  • Points for creativity
  • Serving's too big
  • The nori was making it difficult to eat
  • Taste was really good
  • Wasabi mayo was excellent
  • Average food all in all
  • Love the concept
  • Great innovation
  • Nothing special
  • Sauce is good
  • Didn’t quite figure out the taste
  • Caramel on sushi is good

Price list:

Classic P60
Ninja (w/ wasabi mayo) P70
Garlic (w/ garlic mayo) P70
Caramel (w/ caramel sauce) P70
Chocolate (w/ chocolate sauce) P70

Recommended Beer Pairing: Spam Musubi is best paired with San Miguel Super Dry.


Happy Tummy
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Twitter: @iluvhappytummy
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