Splosh

 

So I like Okinawa as it is a  backwards gateway to childhood culinary delight. What I mean is that folks here eat a lot of SPAM and Corned Beef without shame. In grey, green, greasy 1950’s Britain where I spent my early years both of these were staples. I loved them. I do not think there is much to beat Fried Spam and Eggs. Then there is Splosh which is a carefully crafted mix of Corned Beef and mashed potatoes whose name derives from Onomatapoeia.

Splish,Splash I was taking a bath

An Altar

Then there was Westbourne Stew  – delicate mix of canned peas, beans, SPAM, meat paste and canned soup – tomate de preference. My Mother would balk when implored to prepare it, claiming high expense as defence.

Feed the World Cousin

Now I am so rich I can eat Westbourne Stew  every night. I have made it.

I went to a banquet the other night and was served an Okinawan delicacy of scrambled eggs, goya and SPAM.

Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
  When a new planet swims into his ken;   10
Or like stout Cortez, when with eagle eyes
  He stared at the Pacific—and all his men
Look’d at each other with a wild surmise—
  Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
Legitimatized SPAM
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6 Responses to Splosh

  1. Mike Taylor says:

    Chanpuru, yummy.

  2. ZedMac says:

    Bubble & Squeak.

  3. Alan says:

    Splosh! Happy memories but surely you need HP or Daddy’s Sauce to make it properly? Is that available? You might get away with a good dash of Worcester which ISTR the Japanese are fond of.
    Mind you, that Hereford corned beef looks doubtful. If it’s not Fray Bentos then….

  4. AMac says:

    If its not frae bentos, i’d usually say leave it alone.

    However, with a soft boiled egg, almost any corned beef leaves caviar choking in the gastronomic dust.

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