Do you want to know…

This is a follow-up post to the one on the lovely croissants the other day. Well, if anyone is interested, they are only RM7.20 for a pack of 4, just 1.80 each. That is so much cheaper than the ones here or here but I guess these are a bit smaller.

In that post, I mentioned that I had the croissant with some leftover Korean luncheon meat that was so very nice, not salty and with the usual fragrance and taste. That prompted some people to ask what brand it was and how much it cost. Well, I did not have the slightest idea as it was my missus who bought that – twice and because we enjoyed it so much, that day she went back to that supermarket to get some more and if you were one of those who wanted to know, this should answer all your questions.

Some West Malaysian friends asked if it was Lotte and the answer is no, the one we had earlier wasn’t that brand but this time around, my missus bought two brands…

Korean luncheon meat

…one of which was Lotte (RM12.50)…


…thank goodness for the stickers because everything on the can is in Korean and it’s all Greek to me.

The other brand (RM13.95)…


…was what we had and it was very good. We’ll get down to trying the Lotte one soon.

They are a whole lot cheaper than SPAM, also available here, and a whole lot nicer. Incidentally, they have SPAM in Korea too! My flight attendant friend gave me a can

Korean SPAM

…once but only the can was Korean. It was made in the US and it was SPAM, nothing more, nothing less – not nice, so salty!

We also tried a small can of this canned ham…

Korean canned ham

…not too long ago and since it was very nice, this time around, my missus bought some more (RM14.50)…


Yes, I know they sure do not come cheap (I hear they are cheaper if you order via SHOPEE), though cheaper than SPAM and many of the imported brands of luncheon meat (I would not touch the China ones with a 10-foot pole, thank you very much) so I guess it is best if we restrict ourselves to eating these once in a while only. After all, people always say that processed meat and canned foods aren’t so good for health.

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Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

7 thoughts on “Do you want to know…”

  1. I remember you used to like SPAM before but now I bet you have changed your taste to Korean luncheon meat. A big NO NO to China ones too for me.

    No, never really into SPAM but overseas friends kept giving me and before I could find nice luncheon meat, it would just have to do. First had it in the UK in 1994. The made-in-China Ma Ling ones in my younger days were the best but it turned horrible, mushy, kanasai and had a terrible smell. They said imitation but we do not know which the genuine ones were. Gulong not too bad and then there were reports of imitations too. Some nice made-in-Indonesia Singapore ones…but when I found PORKIES, there was no turning back. A bit salty but cheap and nice.

    Have you seen the prices of SPAM lately? Like Walkers Scottish shortbread, cannot afford.

  2. Haven’t try Korean spam before. I think I still to my favourite Danish brand. Cheaper than this Korean brand.

    Luncheon meat, you mean? Porkies? That is nice (and cheap) but a bit too salty. Can’t just pan fry and eat. Must go with rice or fry with lots of egg to balance it. These Korean ones can be eaten just like that.

  3. Now that you post this, I have craving for luncheon meat again, we usually eat with porridge, not rice. Can suggest to my mom to fry with egg next time.

    Oh? Porridge? We’d have that with salted egg, salted fish, fried salted vegetables.

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