Spam Jam 2017

My family goes to the Waikiki Spam Jam every year, but this was a first time for Ev, Connor and I.  Spam Jam is an annual street festival held in Waikiki celebrating one of Hawaii’s favorite foods (Spam) and is a benefit the Hawaii Food Bank.DSC03775This year Spam Jam was held on April 29th from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm. My family likes to go early to beat the crowds.  DSC03778Kalakaua Avenue is closed to cars, and they set up two large stages for entertainment and various food and merchandise vendors.  My mom buys a SPAM shirt every year from the festival, and this year she found this cute cat shirt holding a piece of spam.DSC03781Each of the food vendors served at least one Spam featured food item.  This year’s line up included food from the ABC Stores, Atlantis Seafood and Stek, Buho Cantina, Eating House 1849, Eggs ‘n Things, Flour and Barley, Gordon Biersch, Hula Grill, Kani Ka PIla Grill, Kona Grill, Mahaloha Burger, Noi Thai Cuisine, Ono Pops, PF Changs’, Seafood VIllage, Stripsteak, Waikiki Yokocho, an Wai’olu Ocean View Lounge.DSC03782Ev bought the Spam Katsu curry from Waikiki Yokocho. I bought Spam tacos and a Mexican street corn from Buho Cantina. Connor ate a spam musubi from Foodland.  DSC03785My mom bought a plate of Spam Lo Mein from PF Changs.  Ross bought tiny bowl of Pho from Wai’olo Oceanview Lounge.  My aunty Ann bought a Spam “pastrami” Reuben and Spam potato salad and my uncle Gary ahs some Spam and pineapple fried rice from Noi Thai Cusine.DSC03795Growing up in Hawaii, my of the spam dishes weren’t that unusual.  However, Ross won the award for the most interesting spam item – a Spam saimin popsicle from Ono Pops. My mom tasted like a slightly sweetened bowl of saimin frozen into a popsicle.  It was kinda gross, but hey, it’s spam jam so why not! DSC03796


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