Got A New Favorite Item

17 Nov

at Vinh Loi TofuIMG_2446

Having been vegetarian for a while and “off island” even longer sometimes I find myself yearning for the familiar flavors of Hawaii. So when I saw this “Seaweed Roll” on the counter at Vinh Loi amongst the other impulse items I had high hopes. It looked a lot like Hawaiian food you find in convenience stores and delis. My guess (or should I say hope) was that it was going to taste like the queen mother of all Hawaiian heat lamp food: The Spam Musubi.

spam-musubi

So I took it home and warmed it up in the toaster oven to create the full effect. And… Pay off. Move over Spam Sub the Seaweed Roll is my new favorite food at Vinh Loi Tofu.

I don’t know how it would hold up against a real Spam Musubi to a meat eater. But for me it has brought me back to the time I had my first at  pre-Don Quixote Daiei. (This reference may be too inside or mainlanders.)

14 Responses to “Got A New Favorite Item”

  1. flight815down November 17, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    My eldest granddaughter loves Musubi! I’m glad you found something very like it.

  2. synonyme November 17, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    If only you had been on island a year or so earlier, Daiei was called Holiday Mart!
    Congrats on the musubi find, must be hard t get on the mainland, let alone a tofu version. :D

  3. Jypsycat November 17, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Well, there is Google you know… ; >
    http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Jul/30/bz/FP607300311.html
    Always nice to come across something you like.

  4. Donna November 17, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    Wow your back!!! Miss seeing you. I guess I’ll have to try it. Its been years since I had Spam.

  5. John Alexander November 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Is this post technically “spam”? Just kidding. Looks tasty.

  6. Claudia November 18, 2013 at 2:25 am #

    If you are happy, we are happy :)

  7. Kate C. November 18, 2013 at 5:57 am #

    Can’t say it looks great to me, but my son would love it. Seaweed and tofu–two of his favorite things.

  8. mspatty1 November 18, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Fake spam? There’s a joke in there somewhere…

  9. tlc2u November 19, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    Looks awesome.

  10. maki November 20, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    It’s looks delicious!
    If you have a chance, please try INARIZUSHI(rice ball wraped fried tofu).

  11. Jeff November 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    Lovely Spam: http://youtu.be/anwy2MPT5RE

  12. Chinny November 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    Spam, spam, spam………

  13. winnie November 24, 2013 at 1:46 am #

    Next time you are in Hawaii you should try Manabu’s Musubi. They have many vegetarian options.

    http://ow.ly/r7QyT

  14. Shelley Willson December 22, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    Main-lander, but I got it! ;)

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