Did you know the spam musubi was invented by a lady from Kauai in 1983? Barbara Funamura created the first triangle-shaped rice musubi with spam because she said it combined two island favorites: spam and rice. Later, the shape was changed to the rectangular shape that we know and love today. (source: The Garden Island)
In Hawaii, we consume 5 million pounds of spam a year which is more than any place in the world. But slowly, the world is catching on to our iconic handheld fast food. Food trucks and island celebrity chefs are spreading the taste of this local favorite.
Are you a Musubi Monster?