13 Spam Dishes in Manila that will Elevate Your Love for Comfort Food


It’s time for Spam to steal the spotlight.

Everyone has their own go-to choice of comfort food, and we all have special memories that come with it. But it’s highly unlikely that Spam isn’t part of those moments – the sound of the slices crackling in the oil, the whiff of meat passing through the kitchen door. Breakfast (and/or lunch and dinner) is served.

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Naturally, there’s always room for improvement – even for the best comfort food the groceries have to offer. Take it up a notch and try out elevated dishes around Metro Manila with Spam as the star of the show.

Poke Poke

Poke Poke allows you to customise your own poke bowl. You can choose from a wide array of ingredients and toppings like salmon, unagi, steak, rice, bacon, avocado and peanuts; but their Seaweed Spam is an easy treat to pop in amidst the healthy options.

Recommended dish: Seaweed Spam and Spam Musubi

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Spam Musubi Bowl from Poke Poke
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Yo! Panda

Yo! Panda is a new restaurant concept serving modern Asian inspired dishes and desserts. They specialize in soft serve bubble waffles in different flavors like Mango Cheesecake, Choco Matcha Jelly and Ube Quezo.

Recommended dish: HK Spam and Egg Ramen Soup

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HK Spam and Egg Ramen Soup
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4/F SM Megamall, Bldg A., Ortigas, Mandaluyong

UCC Vienna Cafe

Aside from being the home of premium coffee in the Philippines, UCC Vienna Cafe boasts of a full and delectable menu serving the best and freshest food to go with your perfect cup of coffee, with Asian twists to breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes.

Recommended dish: Hokkaido French Toast (Japanese style milk bread French toast with Spam and Cheese)

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Hokkaido French Toast
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G/F Tomas Morato Plaza, Tomas Morato Ave, Sacred Heart, Quezon City
(02) 928 6964

The Original Hawaiian Bar-B-Que

Hawaiian cuisine is a fusion of influences from Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Koreans, Polynesians, Portuguese, and native Hawaiians. Only here will you get a mixture of cultures that will satisfy any hungry human bean.

Recommended dishes: Hawaiian Spam & Fries, Spam Musubi

Spam Fries from The Original Hawaiian BBQ
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Mother Ignacia Ave. near Tomas Morato, South Triangle, Quezon City
(02) 374 3798

Kaya Korean

Kaya Korean Restaurant is a casual dining that offers a wide selection of authentic Korean dishes. They are famous for Kalbi Jim, Haemul Pajeon and Bibimbap.

Recommended dish: Bude Chige (Korean stew with Sausages, spam ham, kimchi, rice cakes, tofu, ramyum, & assorted vegetables)

Bude Chige from Kaya Korean Restaurant
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62 Jupiter St, Bel-Air, Makati
(02) 899 0640

Pi Breakfast + Pies

Pi Breakfast & Pies serves specialty breakfast and pies all day, everyday. It is most popular for its signature Kitayama Wagyu Beef Sirloin Tapa.

Recommended dish: Caramelized Spam (served with garlic fried rice, kimchee, five-minute egg, pesto, and scallions)

Caramelized Spam from Pi Breakfast & Pies
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39 Malingap St., Teacher Village, Quezon City
(02) 931 2337

Tipsy Beans

Redefining your coffee experience, Tipsy Beans offers a choice of Sober or Tipsy in their menu, but more importantly aims to satisfy your drunken cravings.

Recommended dish: Spam Tempura

Spam Tempura from Tipsy Beans
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2/F 50 Domingo M Guevara Street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong
(02) 621 6330

Sn’p & Roll

Sn’p & Roll offer lots of choices from appetizers, rice meals, shakes, and your favorite house special maki.

Recommended dish: Spam Teriyaki and Spam Maki

Spam Maki from Sn'p & Roll
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30 Poblacion, Poblacion, Valenzuela
(0923) 473 6625

Kuppa Roastery & Cafe

Kuppa Roastery & Cafe is a specialty coffee shop serving light meals along with their coffee.

Recommended dish: Spamchi (Spam with Kimchi Rice)

Spamchi from Kuppa Roastery
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Commercenter Bldg., 31st St cor 4th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 587 0560

Takashi

Offering affordable and authentic Japanese cuisine including sushi, rice bowls, curry selection, ramen, and even fun, kawaii character sushi, Takashi has been a place where the locals and working citizens to get their fix of Japanese’s umami dishes.

Recommended dishes: Spam Musubi, Spam Gyoza, Spam Curry

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Fritoss

Fritoss is a local food joint that serves up playful and mouth-watering comfort food that’ll surely satisfy your most insatiable cravings.

Recommended dish: Spam Fries

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Spam Fries from Fritoss
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3/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati
(0917) 707-8027

Zark’s Burgers

Serving greasy and jaw breaking burgers at student-friendly prices, whether you’re a student on a budget or a worker who just wants a sinfully good burger, then Zark’s burger is the place to be.

Recommended dish: Jawbreaker (Triple Cheeseburger with spam, bacon, and overflowing cheese sauce on top)

Fun fact: If you finish the Jawbreaker within 5 minutes, it'll be free and you'll have your picture on the Wall of Fame!
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Wrong Ramen

A tiny, unconventional, local ramen house made by LowBrow, despite the name, we’re pretty sure Wrong Ramen doesn’t fail to serve up ramen bowls that are nothing but right.

Recommended dishes: Hot Junk Ramen & F.U. Ramen

Hot Junk from Wrong Ramen
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Forbes Town Center, Forbestown Rd, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 838-8249

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