How to Celebrate National Spam Musubi Day

Did you know that August 8th is National Spam Musubi Day? The 8/08 date pays tribute to the state’s area code. After a long hike and dip in the ocean there is nothing like a Spam Musubi to satisfy your hunger.

The delicious little snack origins can be traced back to World War II. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the American military was deployed to the Pacific, and troops made their way to places like Guam, Japan, the Philippines and South Korea and wherever American troops went, Spam followed. With mass food shortages and rationing on some Pacific Islands, Spam became a necessity for survival for many local residents due to food rationing and restrictions during the war.

Barbara Funamura, a Japanese-American woman from Hawaii, is credited with having invented Spam Musubi, a slice of grilled Spam on top of a block of rice, wrapped together with nori.

Being stationed on Oahu is amazing opportunity to try cuisine and local food like no other. On island everyone has their favorite place to pick up a SPAM Musubi, ours was always Mamaya.

If you want to try it for the first time or you’re already a fan, L&L Hawaii Drive-In is celebrating the big day with FREE Spam Musubi! That’s right. To get one, first download the L&L Hawaiian Barbecue app. Next, ONLY on Monday, August 8, download the coupon for a free Spam Musubi from the app. The deal is only good for today, so visit select L&L locations to claim your free sample! For more details, click here.

If Spam is not your jam, make sure to check out my other article of local dishes to try. Follow me on Instagram for more foodie finds and family fun!

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