- 2 tbsp. oil
- 1 cup kimchi, chopped
- 5 cups rice, cooked and cooled
- ½ tbsp. oil
- 6 slices of SPAM (from one can)
- 1 tbsp. water
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 2 sheets nori, cut into thirds
SPAM musubi is everywhere in Hawaii. Convenience stores? Find them by the counter. School cafeterias? Students have them on their trays. Restaurants? Bet your a** they’re on the menu. The Japanese-inspired dish is a local favorite for its portability and taste. It’s also ridiculously easy to make—and on this episode of Under PHP200, we show you that you can make it at home for cheap.
Before anything, make sure to keep your SPAM cans. You’ll need them to make these bad boys. We upgraded the usual sushi rice with kimchi rice, adding some heat and acid to the musubi. To balance the flavors, we opted out of using soy sauce with the sugar (we used water, instead) to coat the SPAM. This recipe makes six musubis; and although we meant for it to be lunch for two at PHP151.95 per head, you can definitely share it with a third person and still be full.