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Old 12.04.2011, 09:53
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

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Many would find it gross, but canned luncheon meat is a great winter warmer that's sure to chase away the tummy growls.

My idea of heaven when I come in from the cold is to fry up some sliced onion, beat up a couple of eggs, scramble them in a pat of butter (and the onions) with some chopped parsley or cilantro and small cubes of Spam. Eat it on toast!

The Greatwall brand from China is tasty. Used to stock up on that in Malaysia. Anyone knows a close equivalent here? (No, Fleischkaese is not it.)
argus, not sure if you've found an alternative but we like the brand "Ma Ling". mum uses it back home and I grew up on that brand. Easily available from Lien Hwa Asian supermarket at wiedikon.

My favourite is to chop it up and add it as part of my fried rice, together with some chinese sausages and eggs.
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Old 12.04.2011, 09:59
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Hi there, i bought some before from Kaufland in Waldshut, Germany. Tulip brand, the same as the one you can get in Malaysia
Thanks, but Tulip brand is not very good in texture and taste.

I have since found that the little tubs (with peel-off foil top) of Malbuner Delikatessen (3 different 'flavours') found in Migros are an acceptable substitute but I seldom eat luncheon meat nowadays.


P.S. Summerrain, yes, Ma Ling is good. Will check it out the next time I'm in Zurich. Thanks.
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argus, not sure if you've found an alternative but we like the brand "Ma Ling". mum uses it back home and I grew up on that brand. Easily available from Lien Hwa Asian supermarket at wiedikon.

My favourite is to chop it up and add it as part of my fried rice, together with some chinese sausages and eggs.
Chinese sausage! I have been looking for it. Can you get that in Lian Hua as well? I have heard about Lian Hua but have never been there because driving in Zurich is such a hassle with the never ending road works. We have not been to NAM for more than a year because of that.
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Meat Cheese...the name has just always put me off.
Now I am really confused. In a previous thread about Fleischkaese, I was hauled over the coals for suggesting that it was otherwise known as Meat Cheese ...
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Old 12.04.2011, 20:34
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Now I am really confused. In a previous thread about Fleischkaese, I was hauled over the coals for suggesting that it was otherwise known as Meat Cheese ...
It is a name that doesn't translate well. I first thought is was some kind of meat and cheese combination.
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Old 12.04.2011, 20:41
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

I'm sure I've seen Spam in Orell Fuessli. I have definitely seen it recently somewhere on Bahnhofstrasse, but can't exactly remember where

Mmm, Spam fritters - gorgeous and so healthy
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Many would find it gross, but canned luncheon meat is a great winter warmer that's sure to chase away the tummy growls.

My idea of heaven when I come in from the cold is to fry up some sliced onion, beat up a couple of eggs, scramble them in a pat of butter (and the onions) with some chopped parsley or cilantro and small cubes of Spam. Eat it on toast!

The Greatwall brand from China is tasty. Used to stock up on that in Malaysia. Anyone knows a close equivalent here? (No, Fleischkaese is not it.)
Is, what you mean, THIS


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Such stuff was (most likely still is) a central part of the Emergency Ration (picnic ration) of the Swiss Army. It among the soldiers has a politically most incorrect name, and is generally rather detested. Good kitchen chiefs at times collect the stuff and mix it into sauces, as for example a combination of it with tomato sauce (and an assortment of spices) results in a kind of Bolognese sauce. No retailer however will use the "name" of "Gschtampfte Juud" unless eager to earn the wrath of the JWC !
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

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Oops. I really ought to have read to the end of your post.

Fleischkase is a bit similar to Spam, though, no?

I'm pretty sure I've seen Spam being sold somewhere, but I can't think where - Co-op maybe? Or Globus in Bellevue? I'll have a look next time I'm in town...
Similar but not the same. And more expensive.
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How about Lyoner - you know the big fat sausage in the red jacket in Migros?

No, no, the Lyoner-Wurst is a nice delicacy, and quite good with some spicy sort of Dijon-mustard. And it is not particularily fat, possibly rather the contrary of it.
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

Spam, Lyoner, Fleischkäse, etc. are all in the ballpark of 30% fat. Lyoner just doesn't seem as greasy because it's such a fine grind.
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Now I am really confused. In a previous thread about Fleischkaese, I was hauled over the coals for suggesting that it was otherwise known as Meat Cheese ...
Here is the interesting point.
Planthead said this on 4 Jan 2008, you joined in May 2009, so must have been reprimanded after this post, and by different people, with different opinions.

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Chinese sausage! I have been looking for it. Can you get that in Lian Hua as well? I have heard about Lian Hua but have never been there because driving in Zurich is such a hassle with the never ending road works. We have not been to NAM for more than a year because of that.
Yeap, it is also available in Lien Hwa as well
PS: you've been missing out!!!
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Such stuff was (most likely still is) a central part of the Emergency Ration (picnic ration) of the Swiss Army. It among the soldiers has a politically most incorrect name, and is generally rather detested.
Over here it's called "singe" or monkey meat. What do they call it on the Swiss German side?
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Over here it's called "singe" or monkey meat. What do they call it on the Swiss German side?
"Gschtampfte Juud"
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