Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stir Fried Thin Spaghetti with Spam

Do you loved luncheon meat? We do as we grew up eating pan-fried luncheon meat. My mom used to pan-fried slices of luncheon meat, some sunny side up eggs and toasted bread for us to have as lunch. It was really a treat then because instead of the usual rice and dishes, we got to eat western food and with ketchup. As a kid, I was really looking forward to it. Now that I am older, I only buy SPAM luncheon meat, no more luncheon meat made in China for me anymore. Better yet, SPAM Lite where there is 50% less fat, 33% fewer calories and 25% less sodium and still tasted great, how cool is that? I stock up when it was on sales for $2 each, just for a day when I feel like cooking SPAM.

Today was the day as I have half a packet of leftover thin spaghetti and mee rebus sauce and a Presto Pasta Night event to catch. So, I sliced some carrots, washed some Chai Hsin (a Chinese veggie) and chopped some garlic to whip this up.


  • 1/2 packet thin spaghetti, cooked as directed and drained
  • 1 cup Mee rebus sauce (mine was a leftover from mee rebus dinner)
  • 1 Tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • A little soy Sauce
  • 1/2 thinly sliced carrot
  • 1 soup bowl of washed and cut chai hsin
  • 1/2 canned SPAM Lite, cut into small pieces like above pictures
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped


1. Heat up wok with oil. When heated, add in cut SPAM and stir-fry until slightly brown. Scoop to the side, add in garlic, chai hsin, and carrot. Stir-fry until chai hsin is soften. Add soy sauce, stir-well.

2. Add in drained noodle and stir fry well. Add in mee rebus sauce and dark soy sauce, stir to coat well. Serve hot!

Now, I would love to share this dish with Presto Pasta Night, an event created by Ruth from Once Upon a Feast. This week host is Daphne from More Than Words, do go and check out her round up on Friday!


Ruth Daniels said...

Great photo and thanks for sharing the dish with Presto Pasta Nights.

I must admit, canned luncheon meat was never on our plate growing up, but my mom used to fry salami with eggs and other things. Very tasty.

Pearl said...

hehe that looks yummy.

Su-Lin said...

Oh yum yum yum! This combines two of my favourite things: Spam and noodles! That looks really delicious.

tigerfish said...

Have not have SPAM for years years years. My childhood breakfast was MaLing Luncheon pan-fried, then sandwiched in bread with egg. :D

Bits said...

Hey! Luncheon meat is one of my favourite! It has been long long time I didn't had some!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

thin spaghetti is equal to Angel hair right? I still have a pkt of anger hair, dont know how to cook it, but you have gave me an idea, thanks for sharing.

ICook4Fun said...

We love luncheon meat too. We love it so much as a kids that we wanted to have it everyday until my mom put a stop to it and told us it was made out of hippo meat and we believed her LOL. I am able to get the luncheon meat made from Canada at the asian store here. Maybe you can get it too from your asian store there.

jadepearl said...

Ooo..this is delicious! I also tried stir-frying spaghetti before...nice ya? :)

My Asian Kitchen said...

I like Spam too!! yummy mee wt cut green chili!! I also store plenty of Spam in my pantry when there is a sale..hubby feel weird when I cook Spam with fried rice or noodle..

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Ruth, always a pleasure. :)

Thanks Pearl. :)

Thanks Su-Lin. Spam is my hubby favorite too.

Haha Tigerfish, you ate the same thing as me when we were small ya. our mothers knew to cook it the same way? TV? Newspaper?

Bits of Taste, it's time to get some! ;) It comes in Lite version now.

You're welcome Emile. Yeah, I think it's the same as angel hair or angel hair is finer, not really sure. LOL! Anyway, it's good in stir-fry or treated like yellow noodle in curry mee. ;)

Gert, why? Is the luncheon meat from Canada better than SPAM from USA? I am curious!

JP, nice lah. I also took the whole wheat spaghetti to stir-fry already. :P

Hahaha Les, he was not used to see it being cooked this way I guess. Or he simply not a Spam person? I know there are people who won't touch/eat Spam.

Chibog in Chief said...

I think I'm gonna cook some pasta tonight :-)!!yummy entry!!

Food For Tots said...

I luv luncheon meat too but haven't cooked it for my family. Some brands from China were banned in Singapore one year ago. Your version of stir-fried spaghetti looks so interesting and delicious!

Cindy Khor said...

i love this recipe... stir fry pasta with any ingredients and you will get yum...

is spam and luncheon meat the same thing?

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Dhanggit and F4T.

Yes Cindy, Spam and luncheon meat is the same thing. Spam is the brand name of the luncheon meat made in the US.