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Spam musubi is a popular dish in Hawaii that consists of Spam (a canned meat product) on top of a block of rice, wrapped together with nori (seaweed). The dish is believed to have originated in Hawaii in the 1970s, when Spam was introduced to the islands by the US military. Spam quickly became a popular ingredient in Hawaiian cuisine due to its convenience and affordability.
The first known recipe for spam musubi appeared in a local Hawaiian newspaper in 1981. The dish gained popularity in the 1990s, when Hawaiian chef Sam Choy began serving it at his restaurant. Today, spam musubi can be found at most Hawaiian restaurants and is a popular dish among locals and tourists alike.
There are many different variations of spam musubi, but the most common version is made with white rice and Spam. Other popular variations include brown rice, sushi rice, or even quinoa. The Spam can also be replaced with other meats, such as chicken, tofu, or lobster.
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|sheets sushi nori|