Cravings: Alohana Hawaiian Grill's spam and noodle soup
I detested Spam when I was a kid. Canned cooked pork with "natural gelatin." No thanks.
What happened: I was visiting my aunt in Ankeny earlier this month and we wanted lunch. Alohana Hawaiian Grill was close and it had a few open seats.
- I felt a bit daring and decided to give "spiced ham" another try.
On my plate: Grilled Spam saimin.
- Ramen noodle soup with diced green onions, topped with grilled Spam ($6.50).
Thought bubble: I inhaled the dish, and plan to go back for more.
- The meat was cut into thin strips, far more pleasing than my childhood memory of it being a cold, jiggly blob.
Open: Mon.-Fri., 10am-8pm; Sat.-Sun., 11am-8pm.
- 802 SE Oralabor Rd., #128 in Ankeny.
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