I have been really busy with work lately, which means there hasn't been much time to put together a thoughtful blog post, let alone sit down to a nice meal. Constantly running from one place to the next, exasperated and starving, is how I found myself at Musubi & Bento Iyasume in the 96815 the other day. Musubi Iyasume serves up the Hawaiian version of the Japanese Omusubi, which is a combination of rice and grilled Spam wrapped together with nori dried seaweed. I have to admit - I am a little skeptical of consuming the mysterious Spam. I was raised by a health nut who is probably reading this post with disdain. Sorry Mom - I was hungry! Judging by the the crowd outside of the shop, I knew I would at least get something tasty, so I jumped in line. To my delight, the Spam, egg, cucumber, rice combo was wonderful and filling. My locally raised counterpart agreed that it was delicious and uniquely better than those sold at most convenience store checkout counters across Hawaii. We shared a miso soup and ended with a refreshing soft serve vanilla ice cream cone. In this case, once a skeptic, not always a skeptic? I like Spam or maybe I just like it from Musubi & Bento Iyasume.
Spam Musubi - my new favorite meal on the go!
The 96815 Tip - Have time to linger with friends over a musubi? Visit their cafe location with plenty of seating in the Pacific Monarch Hotel at 2427 Kuhio Avenue.
Musubi & Bento Iyasume, 7 Days a week, 7am - 8pm, Seaside Ave. between Kalakaua and Kuhio, the 96815.