- Can luncheon meat ever be premium?

Travels in Tinned Food; Chinese Spam

Can't buy normal Spam? Ma Ling is here to help.

30w ago

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In the midst of this pandemic and panic buying there is a shortage of certain foods on the shelves, and one of this foods that is short is Spam. I like Spam. I won't lie. It's a fun little treat from time to time either fried up as fritters with beans and some toast for breakfast, or in a sandwich at lunch. But I cannot get my hands on it for love nor money these days. But then in the exotics aisle of my local Tesco I spotted this Ma Ling Luncheon Meat.

If this gets taken down for nudity I won't be surprised...

If this gets taken down for nudity I won't be surprised...

What's it like Jesse?

Pretty much like Spam. It doesn't have the same strong flavour as Spam spam. But is still sufficiently spammy. The texture is the same, albeit with the odd hard bit, which is concerning... It still goes well in a sandwich with a dash of tomato sauce. Fried up with some onions it's much the same as regular spam, although it didn't brown as much as Spam spam does. I'd be interested to see how it goes with a Lobster Thermidor au Crevette with a Mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top. If you got that reference I'll be damned impressed.

That rich cross section. MMMmmmm

That rich cross section. MMMmmmm

Would you buy it again?

Yeah. You can buy it online here.

And if you want more of my travels in tinned food, click here to find out what 59 pence chilli con carne tastes like.

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Comments (12)

  • I just so happen to have a can of spam at this very moment... $50 and it's yours 😂

      7 months ago
  • Nope! I think I'd avoid that!

      6 months ago
  • It's probably synthetic, you know, made of plastic... :) Two great things to do with Spam, Spam Fritters as per photo, second, popular in South Korea and Malaysia, cut in to strips, deep fry and serve with something like Sriracha Mayo.

      6 months ago
  • I have not seen that brand around here.

      7 months ago
    • I wasn’t particularly looking for it and just stumbled across it. Tesco’s have it, although they carry different things in different places. The old big Tesco in Reading used to carry a few Croatian/Eastern European items, so I could buy my...

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        7 months ago
    • Nice! There is a big food store about an 1 1/2hr drive from me that carries all kinds of different foods from all over the world. Im sure they would have it.

        7 months ago
  • Perhaps because no one in their stockpiling frenzy is drawn to Chinese writing.

      7 months ago
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