Sixty-two members of Da’ Hawaii Seniors Club came to the Cerritos Senior Center on May 10, 2018, to participate in a Super Spam Party planned by Co-Program VP’s Glenda Ujiie and Aida Kull. Members were asked to bring samples of their favorite spam dishes, with enough to share with 20 people. Hawaii club members are known for their generosity, so two tables were overflowing with scrumptious dishes made with spam. There were different kinds of fried rice and noodles made with spam, spam won ton, macaroni and cheese with spam, egg foo young with spam, spam with vegetables, and of course, many different types of spam musubi, a plate of rolled spam sushi and other spam dishes!
Members were eager to sample the spam dishes, but they had to patiently wait till the business meeting ended and May birthday celebrants were recognized. Glenda Ujiie then announced it was time for the Spam Party to begin. Glenda had prepared signs with individual letters spelling the words, SPAM MUSUBI, and asked members to hold the words up high while Hedy Anduha led the singing of the songs, 1-2-3 Spam Musubi. Frank Yoshii later led the singing of the song “Spam Better Than Ham,” Hawaii Pono’i and Aloha O’e at the end of the party.
Everyone enjoyed trying the spam dishes, and since everyone brought so much spam dishes, many people were able to go back for second samples. Members even took some spam musubi, spam fried rice and non-spam desserts of pound cake, miniature muffins and rice crackers home for dinner.
Artistic Glenda had worked so hard creating flyers to advertise the Spam party and making the Spam Musubi signs, that Aida presented Glenda with a gift bag. Members applauded Glenda and Aida for a fantastic, Ono Ono (very delicious) Spam Party!
Glenda and Aida reminded members to come to the Da’ Hawaii Seniors Club’s International Food Night on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the Cerritos Senior Center from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. They asked members to be prepared to share more of their Ono Ono food and recipes from around the world.
For more information about the International Food Night, contact Glenda Ujiie at 714-527-2066 or Aida Kull at 562-607-7338.