Musubi Cafe Iyasume | Where to Eat in Oahu
January 12, 2018 by Jen Balisi
My fellow Spam lovers, Musubi Cafe Iyasume is the place for you. Spam musubi is the Hawaiian version of Japanese omusubi that takes marinated grilled spam and rice and wraps it with nori, or seaweed. The result is a super addictive item that can be eaten any time of day, as a snack, or as its own meal. Musubi Cafe Iyasume has seemingly endless varieties of spam musubi, topped with everything from egg and bacon to Japanese toppings like shiso leaf and pickled radish.
Our absolute favorite version was their eel, egg and avocado spam musubi which I will dream about until I figure out how to make it myself (I had 5 of these in my 8 days in Oahu…). Even better, you can find Musubi Cafe Iyasume throughout the main tourist areas, with outposts inside the Ala Moana Center and International Marketplace, as well as standalone cafes. Their main cafe also serves a great poke bowl, as well as varieties of udon soup and Japanese bento boxes.
Eat this: spam musubi (our favorite were: eel, egg and avocado; bacon, egg and avocado; teriyaki spam; shiso herb; takuan pickles); salmon and spicy cod roe omusubi; ahi tuna poke bowl, macaroni salad