Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Hong Kong-Style Macaroni Soup with Spam

Hong Kong-Style Macaroni Soup with Spam 1

Before I started blogging, my Chinese restaurant visits were pretty much limited to dim sum houses and Hong Kong cafes. The latter is great for late night eats and the odd Chinese/Western fusion dish.

So back in May 2009 when I bought my used-new camera, I drew upon one of those quick fusion recipes to test out some shots. Not that such a simple recipe really needs much direction, but just in case you've never heard of such a dish. You can even top it with a fried egg if you'd like. Needless to say, this is one of those dishes that's more appreciated in the late night hours.

Hong Kong-Style Macaroni Soup with Spam 2

Hong Kong-Style Macaroni Soup with Spam

For 2 servings, you'll need:
2 quarts homemade chicken broth
1/2 cup macaroni
1/2 13-oz can corn
4 slices Spam, pan-fried

Optional: Fried egg on top

Cook the macaroni in the homemade chicken broth. If you don't have any homemade stock in hand, heat up 2 quarts of water and add a chicken bouillon cube or 1 cup of packaged chicken broth. Drain and add the corn.

Meanwhile, slice and pan-fry the Spam until crispy. Set aside.

When the soup is done, top with the Spam slices.

When you eat, make sure you get a bit of Spam in each bit of macaroni soup. The saltiness of the Spam evens out the plainness of the soup.

Serve with milk tea if you wish.

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Other Hong Kong-style fusion recipes:
Hong Kong-Style Tomato Borscht 

1 year ago today, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant giveaway for my third year anniversary.
2 years ago today, terrible twos!
3 years ago today, Wandering Chopsticks turned 1 and I posted about how and why I started blogging.
4 years ago today, because I was too embarrassed to take out my camera, my sad little first post about Claro's Italian Market - Upland.


  1. I like this variation! i usually eat my Spam with just rice and a sprinkle of furikake. :)

  2. Ah, yes, this does sound like a late night concoction. And I can totally see a fried egg on top :-)

  3. CC,
    I usually make a sandwich or Spam musubi.

    Yeah, the fried egg turns it into hangover food. :P


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