My boyfriend and I were walking around the grocery store and he remarked that he had never eated Spam and wondered what it was like. He's an adventurous boy so we picked up a can. My Korean friend loves pan-fried Spam with a fried egg. With that in mind, I made him a Spam donburi. A bowl of rice was topped with sauteed mushrooms, onions, spinach, shrimp tossed in kochujang, fried spam and a fried egg. Last night, I used the leftover Spam for Spam Ramen.
Boiled eggs, fresh ramen noodles, corn, pickled ginger and the soup base.
Pan-fried slices of Spam.
A bit of sesame seeds and dried nori plus green beans finish off the concoction.
Tonkotsu-shoyu, or a pork-based broth, worked well, however the Shoyu-aji, soy sauce flavored broth, was a little too salty with the addition of the fried Spam. Surprisingly the green beans and Spam were a good combination. The boyfriend has now experience Spam and although he enjoyed the ramen he preferred the donburi.