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  • Writer's pictureKim Sherry

Making Hawaiian Spam Musubi at Home!

So, my daughter Maya and I were just in Hawaii for a dance competition. Maya had to eat some fast meals on the go because of the hectic competition schedule. She absolutely fell in love with Spam Musubi. So, here is our attempt to make it at home. Thanks to some friends for loaning us there Musubi Mold.

Hawaiian Spam Musubi


  • 1 can of Spam

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce or hoisin sauce (both will add the sweet element)

  • 2 tbsp sugar

  • Nori roasted seaweed used for sushi

  • 6 cups cooked sushi rice, plain

  • Optional - omelet style cooked egg


  1. Slice Spam into 6-8 slices, depending on how thick you like it. Marinate in soy sauce, oyster sauce and sugar mixture for at least 30 minutes.

  2. After marinating, sauté Spam pieces on medium heat, until both sides are golden brown and a bit crispy, approx. 3-4 minutes per side.

  3. Place a strip of nori on a cutting board (shiny side down). Place your Musubi mold across the middle of the nori. Add rice to the mold, pressing down firmly and evenly, so there is about 1-1 ½ inches of rice. (Use water to wipe down mold and on your fingers as you go to prevent sticking).

  4. Remove the mold and place a piece of Spam on top of the rice. If you are using egg, place that on rice first, then add Spam.

  5. Next wrap the Nori around the block, using a little water to seal the edges.

  6. Now you have a cute little Musubi package to eat!

  7. Store wrapped tight in the refrigerator 3-5 days. Reheat in microwave for at least 30 seconds to eat.

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