Somen Salad

Somen salad is always delicious. It may not be a family classic like Spam musubi or sticky rice, but dang it’s good. Somen are really skinny noodles that look sort of like angel hair pasta. Because they’re so skinny, they take barely any time to cook, so pull them out soon after you put them […]

Spam Musubi

Seaweed, rice and Spam (I insist that you pan-fry it and use a teriyaki glaze) make up Spam musubi, a classic Hawaiian on-the-go food.

There’s something about the combination of salty, pleasantly squishy meat with caramelized bits of teriyaki sauce, firm grains of rice and pliable, briny seawood. It was the first sandwich-like thing I ever ate. For me, it speaks of basketball and sweaty socks and doting mothers. By now, you are probably confused. If you understand, then […]