Do you remember the time when spam was a kind of processed meat? Well, in Korea, that’s still true. We’ve noticed it in the supermarkets but Edward spotted an interesting link on the BBC website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24140705) that has prompted me to write something on my blog about it.
We had the annual Chuseok (mid-Autumn) national holiday last week, and according to the BBC, gifts of Spam are quite common at Chuseok. So, here’s a photo I took in the bus station in the small town of Haenam as we passed through: for travellers who need a present for their relatives, gift packs of Spam. It seems to be a legacy of the Korean War – another US cultural export which is still going strong 60 years on.
For those who subscribe to my blog, I hope the e-mail about this post doesn’t end up in your trash folder…
Spam, mash and baked beans in a kind of cake was one of my favorite teas when I was younger!
I remember the same, but made with corned beef instead of spam. Another favourite from the past (beyond my days, happily) was brawn – which we saw yesterday evening on an old “Dad’s Army” episode…
Spam used to be a recurring item in my school lunchbox. Spam sandwiches, Spam and rice, Spam and noodles… The company must have made so much money with the amount I ate!
Very funny post. I confess to still liking Spam, to the extent that my two girls both like it. But gift packs of Spam does seem rather odd.