Since when did it become so trendy to like Spam, once considered a shameful secret? Photo: Shutterstock
Since when did it become so trendy to like Spam, once considered a shameful secret? Photo: Shutterstock

Spam, adored by Asians, is no longer the ‘secret shame’ you dare not admit to loving

  • Created in 1937 in the US state of Minnesota, Spam has gone through something of a glow-up, shedding its shameful connotations to become a beloved pantry staple
  • Luncheon meat is used in many Asian cultures – in a South Korean stew, topping instant noodles, in a classic Spam sandwich – and some chefs swear by it

Since when did it become so trendy to like Spam, once considered a shameful secret? Photo: Shutterstock
Since when did it become so trendy to like Spam, once considered a shameful secret? Photo: Shutterstock
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