6 Wacky Spam Foods You Can Eat at the Waikīkī Spam Jam Festival 2016

Local restaurants get creative with Hawai‘i’s favorite luncheon meat.

In Hawai‘i, you can find Spam at local convenience stores and even on restaurant menus, including McDonald’s and Burger King. In fact, Hawai‘i consumes more than 7 million cans of Spam every year even with only 1.4 million residents, more per capita than any other state in the nation. The Waikīkī Spam Jam Festival gives us yet one more good excuse to eat Spam. 


Waikīkī Spam Jam Festival marks its 14th year with a restaurant lineup touted as the largest ever, and more than 25,000 people are expected to pack the streets of Waikīkī. This year, you’ll find 17 local restaurants and businesses serving new takes on this comfort food, including Spam pineapple fried rice, Spam mac ’n’ cheese and Spam ice pops. Take a break from musubi this weekend and try these six wacky dishes made with Spam at the street festival:


1. Spam Lau Lau 

Spam lau lau at Atlantis Seafood and Steak.
Photos: Courtesy of Waikīkī Spam Jam 

$8, Atlantis Seafood and Steak, booth F11 


2. Tempura Spam Fries 

Tempura Spam fries at Waikiki Spam Jam.

$4, ABC Stores, booth F7


3. Mongolian Spam Poke Bowl 

Mongolian Spam poke bowl at Waikiki Spam Jam.

$5, Mac 24/7, booth F14


4. Flan with Kona Coffee Salted Caramel and Candied Spam 

Flan with Kona coffee salted caramel and candied Spam at Waikiki Spam Jam.

$5, Mac 24/7, booth F14 


5. Spam Siu Mai 

Spam siu mai at Waikiki Spam Jam.

$3, Seafood Village, booth F15  


6. Spam Loco Moco Burger 

Spam loco moco burger at Waikiki Spam Jam.

$8, Mahaloha Burger, booth F6


Event Map

Waikiki Spam Jam event map.


Free, 4–10 p.m., Kalākaua Avenue, Spamjamhawaii.com


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