31 Ways to Eat Spam: All the Food Coming to Saturday’s Spam Jam

Everything from Spam bombs and Spam pad thai to Spam pecan cupcakes and candied Spam Hula Pie.


Hawai‘i’s biggest celebration of its favorite canned meat product returns to its street festival format this Saturday, April 29. Up and down Kalākaua Avenue, 16 restaurants will be joined by other vendors and live entertainment on three stages from 4 to 10 p.m.


But let’s face it—whether we nibble or feast, it’s the Spam creations that draw us to this uniquely Hawai‘i event. This year’s menus start with Spammy breakfast items, naturally, and run the gamut from Spam-laced nachos and sandwiches to pizza, tacos, pancit, dim sum and plenty of Spam desserts.


Spam Mascot At Hawaii Food Bank

Photo courtesy of Waikīkī Spam Jam


Two things to note: Spam Jam is a fundraiser for the Hawai‘i Food Bank, so bring canned goods or donations to drop off at its two tents. The event also donates to the Waikīkī Community Center and the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawai‘i. In short, you can walk Waikīkī, eat Spam, do good. And second, Saturday’s Spam Jam is only Part 1 of the canned meat celebration. Part 2 happens April 30 to May 14, when 21 restaurants continue the homage by offering special Spam dishes on their menus.


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Admission is free. For more info including the entertainment lineup, check out spamjamhawaii.com. Now here’s what you’ll eat at Saturday’s Spam Jam:


skewers of grilled spam, tomatoes and onions

Instagram image courtesy of Aloha Beer Co.


  • Aloha Beer Co.—Spam Flatbread, Spam Montecristo Sandwich, Spam Kebab, Spam Candy Bar
  • Asato Family Shop—Exclusive Spam Flavor Sherbet
  • Bite Size 808—Spam Pecan Cupcakes, Spam Ice Cream with either Poi Mochi or Banana Lumpia
  • Buho Cocina y Cantina—Spam Tacos, Spam Taquitos
  • Dick’s Lechon—Lechon Fried Rice with Spam, Pancit with Lechon and Spam
  • Duke’s Waikīkī—Teriyaki Spam Katsu Sandwich, Buffalo Style Spam Katsu Sandwich, Candied Spam Hula Pie
  • Hula Grill—Steamed Spam, Pork & Shrimp Shumai; Spam & Kalua Pig Nachos
  • Khan Skewer Restaurant—Spam & Pork Belly Skewer, Spam with Asparagus Skewer
  • Kirin—Spam Spring Rolls, Spam Manapua, Spam Pork Hash, Spam Fried Rice
  • L&L Hawai‘i—Spam Musubi
  • Mahina & Sun’s—Spam Fried Rice, Spam Jam Spread
  • Maui Brewing Co.—Spam Bombs
  • Olay’s Thai-Lao Express—Spam Pad Thai
  • Shorefyre/Skybox Taphouse—Poke Nachos with Spam flakes, Aloha Spam Pizza
  • Stripsteak—Spam Corndog with Sriracha Aioli, Unagi Sauce & Furikake
  • Yomie’s Rice x Yogurt—Spam Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread


a can of spam next to a spam-stuffed cream cheese roll

Photo courtesy of Waikīkī Spam Jam


Want more Spam?

Find special Spam creations on these menus from April 30 to May 14:


grilled Spam and pineapple atop Pancakes

Eggs ’n Things Spam pancakes. Photo courtesy of Waikīkī Spam Jam


  • 7-Eleven Hawai‘i (all stores)—Buy 2 Original Spam Musubi Get 1 Free (May 1 – 14)
  • Aloha Pizzeria—Spam Pizza
  • Aloha Table—Spam Burger with Easy Over Egg
  • Banzai Burger—Spam Burger
  • Crackin’ Kitchen—Seafood Combo with Spam Cubes
  • Eating House 1849—Tempura Spam Bao Buns
  • Eggs ’n Things—Spam Pancakes, Spam Eggs Benedict
  • Giovanni Pastrami—Spam Loco Moco, Spam Katsu Sandwich


fried spam rolled in a gyro

Greek Grotto’s Spam gyro. Photo courtesy of Waikīkī Spam Jam


  • Greek Grotto—Spam Gyro
  • Hard Rock Cafe—Spam Burnt Ends over Rice, Spam Tempura Mac & Cheese
  • Hashi & Spoon—Add Spam to Any Ramen
  • Hideout at the Laylow—North Shore Breakfast Spam Sandwich, Dinner Only Panko Crusted Spam Fries
  • Kelley O’Neil’s—Spam Mac & Cheese with Fries
  • La Pina Cantina—Spam Nachos
  • Liliha Bakery—Spam Saimin, Spam Fried Rice, Spam Kim Chee Fried Rice
  • Mahina & Sun’s—Spam Fried Rice, Spam Jam topping


Spam Nachos with jalapenos

Maui Brewing Co.’s Spam li hing mui nachos. Photo courtesy of Waikīkī Spam Jam


  • Maui Brewing Co.—Spam Li Hing Mui Nachos
  • Mitsuwa Marketplace—Assorted Spam Musubi
  • Moani Waikīkī—Spam Mac & Cheese
  • Spitfire in Dukes Lane Market & Eatery—Spam Carbonara Pizza
  • Zippy’s Kapahulu—Double Zipster Points on select Spam items


chunks of fried saucy spam on a bowl of rice

Hard Rock Cafe’s Spam burnt ends. Photo courtesy of Waikīkī Spam Jam


Waikīkī Spam Jam
Part 1: Saturday, April 29 from 4 to 10 p.m. on Kalākaua Avenue
Part 2: April 30 to May 14, find special Spam dishes at the restaurants above
Admission: Free
Info: spamjamhawaii.com, @waikikispamjam