Do you enjoy making bento for yourself or your family" Look what I made today! Super adorable Piggy Spam Musubi!
What Is Spam Musubi"Spam Musubi is a popular snack or lunch from Hawaii and it is composed of just three ingredients; a slice of grilled spam, rice, and nori (seaweed).Spam was a main course for the troops during World War II, and the local Japanese in Hawaii created omusubi or onigiri (rice ball in Japanese) with spam on top. And that’s how spam musubi was invented.These days spam musubi have different variations (some with furikake/rice seasonings, etc) and they can be easily found at restaurants and even convenience stores in Hawaii.Not Just Spam Musubi, It’s Piggy Spam Musubi!Last month I received a copy of this amazing Yummy Kawaii Bento cookbook written by my friend Li Ming Lee from Bento Monsters.My children and I went through the entire cookbook together in one sitting. We discussed which one was our favorite and both of my children especially loved Ming’s Piggy Spam Musubi bento and wanted to make it.It might seem intimidating to try when you look at the fancy bento. However, with really thorough step-by-step tutorials like Ming’s cookbook, you would quickly realize how easy and simple it is to make.Some of you might be unfamiliar with working with rice and making the rice into a specific shape. No worries, Ming suggested to use the tin that Spam was in it. You can easily make a nice and firm bed of rice with the tin.You might wonder how the piggy’s ears and nose stay where they belong when the kids open their lunch box. We use uncooked spaghetti to secure them onto the spam. The rice contains enough moisture so by lunch time, the spaghetti is soft and edible!
Yummy Kawaii Bento Cookbook & Bento Supplies Giveaway!Ming’s 250-page Yummy Kawaii Bento cookbook has 70 cute bento recipes and 160 step-by-step tutorials with so many ideas! I’m totally blown away by all the pictures, tuto...