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SPAM® Manapua

In Hawaii, the filled-bun treat called Manapua is spelled mea'ono-pua'a, which means ""pork cake."" Thankfully, this delicious recipe is a lot easier to make than it is to spell.


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 (340g) can SPAM® Less Sodium, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 5 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp Chinese cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 16 frozen dinner rolls (from 3-pound package), thawed


  1. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil. Add SPAM® Less Sodium; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add onions; cook 2 minutes. Stir in oyster sauce, wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sugar. Add cornstarch mixture; mix well. Cook 1 to 2 minutes longer or until thickened. Remove from skillet to cool.
  2. Shape each dough ball into flat round disc. Fill each piece of dough with about 1 tbsp filling. Close and pinch ends of dough together. Place on parchment squares in steamer basket 1/2 inch apart; steam 12 to 15 minutes over high heat; remove and serve.

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