Thursday, December 23, 2010
My judge and I have talked numerous times about different Hawaiian foods that I have either tried or should try. He has regularly insisted that I try spam musubi. You may remember that it is also one of the Top 5 traditional Hawaiian foods (profiled by 5@5) I wrote about before. Well, today, my judge brought me one. Here are my thoughts: it doesn't taste terrible. In fact, the spam adds some flavor to the rice, which is otherwise pretty bland. That said, it doesn't look appetizing, AT ALL. It is kind of slimy and has a weird texture. One person likened the taste to a hot dog or bologna. I more or less agree with the processed bologna, but not a hot dog. Spam is much saltier and slimy. Like I said, it's not terrible, so I feel comfortable recommending that you try it at least once. If you're here visiting or something, give it a whirl. I don't think I will make it a regular part of my diet, though.