One of the most versatile yet underrated ingredients today, is the humble luncheon meat. Americans might be more familiar with the name “SPAM“. No, not the junk mail. As in the canned meat.
You can choose to eat the meat as it is, though we wouldn’t recommend it as it’s REALLY salty.
Restaurants have begun serving SPAM as a side dish and we have never been more excited to try each and every one of them because we’re honestly quite done with truffle fries.
So That’s Why It’s Called SPAM
Say bye to truffle fries because these SPAM snacks are the best thing to ever grace the dinner (or lunch) table.
1. SPAM Fries @ Curious Palette
Thick cut strips of fried SPAM served with a side of mayonnaise. It’s a simple dish but so so good.
The mayonnaise helps to cut through the oiliness of the SPAM fries. But let’s be honest, the fries disappear before you even touch the mayonnaise.
It’s a little pricey at $11.90, but it’s so worth it.
Address: 64 Prinsep Street, Singapore, 188667
Opening Hours: Sun – Mon: 9AM – 10PM; Wed – Thu: 9AM – 10PM; Fri – Sat: 9AM – 12AM; Tue: Closed
Contact no.: 6238 1068
2. Free Flow SPAM Fries @ TAP Craft Beer Bar
This is the greatest piece of news ever. Every Thursday at TAP Craft Beer Bar, you are entitled to their free flow SPAM fries with any drink purchase.
You can also order the SPAM fries ($8) off the menu, if you’re not going on a Thursday.
These greasy strips of decadence come with a sweet chilli aioli that just elevates the dish to another level. If this doesn’t ignite a fire in your soul, we don’t know what will.
TAP Craft Beer Bar
Address: Capitol Piazza, #01-K1, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore, 179906
Opening Hours: Daily: 12PM – 12AM
Contact no.: 6384 7188
3. Ma Ling Luncheon Crisps @ Sinpopo Brand
Are you getting sick of fries yet? Don’t worry. This one’s different. It’s still luncheon meat, but it’s deep fried mashed luncheon meat. Same but different.
True to their name, these are so delightfully crispy and savoury, it’s just happiness with every bite. The best part? It’s only $6. Now both our stomachs and wallets are happy.
Address: 458 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore, 427671
Opening Hours: Tue – Thu: 12PM – 10PM; Fri – Sat: 12PM – 12AM; Sun: 12PM – 10PM; Mon: Closed
Contact no.: 6345 5034
4. SPAM Chips @ PARK at Holland Village
Think Doritos, but made of SPAM. A SPAM Dorito. A SPAM Chip.
These SPAM Chips ($8.50) served at PARK cafe at Holland Village are so good and easy to eat.
They’ll disappear faster than you can say “PARK Cafe”.
PARK at Holland Village
Address: 281 Holland Avenue, #01-01, Singapore, 278996
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 10AM – 12AM; Mon – Closed
Contact no.: 9721 3815
5. SPAM Musubi @ Aloha Poké
For those of you who don’t know, Musubi is essentially SPAM sushi. Because sashimi is expensive.
Aloha Poké has managed to create these addictive little musubis, where each slab of SPAM is coated with a caramelised secret sauce and rests upon a bed of sushi rice.
For $11, you get a serving of 6 musubis. Our only gripe? 6 musubis is not enough.
Address: 92 Amoy Street, Singapore, 069911
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11.30AM – 2.30PM, 5.30PM – Late; Sun & Public Holidays: Closed
Contact no.: 6221 6165
Address: 200 Victoria Street, #04-01, Singapore, 188021
Opening Hours: Daily: 11.30AM – 8.30PM
Contact no.: 6266 8553
Address: 8A Marina Boulevard, #B2-46, Singapore, 018984
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30AM – 8PM; Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: Closed
Contact no.: 6634 0730
Address: 1 Raffles Link, #B1-65, Singapore, 039393
Opening Hours: Daily: 11.30AM – 8.30PM
Contact no.: Daily: 11.30AM – 8.30PM
Address: 30 Raffles Place, #01-34, Singapore, 048622
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30AM – 8PM; Sat: 11.30AM – 3PM; Sun & Public Holidays: Closed
Contact no.: 6533 0801
6. SPAM Musubi @ Pololi Singapore
Pololi serves up SPAM musubis ($3.50 each) and SPAM musubis with egg ($4.50 each). If you’re getting these for lunch, get the ones with egg for something more substantial.
Be sure to grab yours fast as their SPAM musubis always sell out quickly!
Address: China Square Food Centre, #01-06A, 51 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore, 048441
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30AM – 9PM; Sat & Sun: Closed
Contact no.: 6909 0589
7. SPAM WHAM! @ Tanuki Raw
This. This is the ultimate SPAM dish.
Thick cut SPAM fries piled with cheese, black garlic brown butter gravy (we know, right?), sour cream, guacamole, and onions. Honestly, is there anything better?
For just $13.90, you get to relish in this sinful bowl of SPAM. Just looking at this gives us life.
However, do note that SPAM WHAM! is only available at the Orchard Central outlet.
Address: Orchard Central, #04-01, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore, 238896
Opening Hours: Daily: 11.30AM – 10PM
Contact no.: 6636 5949
Fries have never looked more outdated and our stomachs have never growled any louder. We’re going to get all of these for a SPAM buffet.
Which SPAM dish are you going to try first?
(Header Image Source: Burpple Users Nobelle Liew, Yeung Kai Ho)