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What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

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.)
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

How`s your cholesteral
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

seriously though have you tried the Brit shop.

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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

Fleischkaese (sorry, no umlauts on this keyboard) is pretty similar to spam: Earoles, arsoles and... oh never mind...

I miss haslet. Same leftovers, nicer spices.
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

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...
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Old 03.01.2008, 21:32
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

Cholesterol? Mmm... been a while since I last checked it.
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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...
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Old 04.01.2008, 09:18
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

Cats would turn up their noses at Spam, Gooner.
But dogs love it.

By the way, I realised where the phrase 'green eggs and ham' came from (other than Dr Seuss). Had sushi the other day and some of the fish or whatever little eggs were green.
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

I actually have no clue what spam exactly contains other than it comes canned so could this be similar to it ?

http://www.le-shop.ch/leshop/Main.do...eisch_in_Gelee



or could corned beef also do the trick?
http://www.le-shop.ch/leshop/Main.do...rned_Beef_340g

Both products are sold by Migros and Coop .


Whilst searching for 'spam' I strumbled across British sausages in Le shop, I don't know again, if the are the real mac coy but I thought I post the link anyway
http://www.le-shop.ch/leshop/Main.do...itish_Sausages
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

[QUOTE=EastEnders;151103]I actually have no clue what spam exactly contains other than it comes canned so could this be similar to it ?

Shoulder of Pork with some lovely stuff added

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(food)

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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

TANX Grumpy Grapefruit,for BOTH informations

I am now sure i have seen the real spam in the shops hereabouts,but can't remember where,I feel an 'unnecessary' shopping trip ( lädele) coming on to enquire further
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

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Meat Cheese...the name has just always put me off.
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

A history of SPAM.

Hormel - the makers of SPAM.
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

How about Lyoner - you know the big fat sausage in the red jacket in Migros?
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

Funny enough, I noticed corned beef on Migros' store shelf for the first time today. Since I spent a fairly healthy holiday season away from home and hadn't eaten corned beef for a year, I told myself I could afford it. I think I'll eat it for breakfast tomorrow with beans and bread (not the square-shaped wheat toast I was brought up on, but the local bread tastes better). http://www.le-shop.ch/leshop/Main.do...eisch_in_Gelee

I bought something resembling Spam at Denner one time, but it wasn't that good and it didn't come packaged with the iconic iron key. I don't pay much attention to Denner labels since they're often in German only, but I think the tin said Fleischkäse.
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

I was at Coop 2 days ago and they had something on their shelves that looked like the local version of Spam. It was in a can close to where Corned Beef is and I think it was called "Frühstücksfleisch" which translates to "breakfast meat."

I had it in the past and it's pretty close to Spam IMHO.
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

Thanks, y'all. I was looking for the local (Swiss) version, 'coz I wasn't willing to pay a higher price for imported ones.

This morning, tried the "with ham" version (CHF1.50) of the Malbuner brand in Migros -- there wasn't much ham in it but the taste was quite similar. OK, now I need not eat luncheon meat again for another two or three months.



(P.S. If anyone is looking for a good & simple Pannacotta recipe, PM me. I adapted one from German chef Schubeck, and it's wonderful.)
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Re: What's the best equivalent in Switzerland to Spam (the luncheon meat)?

I think that what you're looking for is something like the stuff we used to get during my Swiss army "Rekrutenschule" about ten years ago. "Monkey meat", that's what we used to call it. Best use we could make of it was to see who could throw the furthest away . I can't remember if it had a brand name, but it used to come in a can and I believe it looked something like SPAM; don't know about the taste: I tried SPAM only recently for the first time, so it's hard to compare. I wonder if the swiss army still gives out this stuff... Anyway, taste is taste...
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I think that what you're looking for is something like the stuff we used to get during my Swiss army "Rekrutenschule" about ten years ago. "Monkey meat", that's what we used to call it. Best use we could make of it was to see who could throw the furthest away
LOL. That takes me back to my schooldays in the UK when I was in the OTC (Officer Training Corps). I pretty much hated it, so the deal to escape was that I went on the Easter "Arduous Training" ventures, which involved camping in the snow and then starting out early in the morning to climb a mountain.

Breakfast was very important, as without it you won't get up that mountain. Here comes my hatred of porridge, and also cans of sausages in baked beans.

But if I see a can of baked beans with sausage in it, I will always buy it, especially if I am setting off to climb some hill.
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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.)
Hi there, i bought some before from Kaufland in Waldshut, Germany. Tulip brand, the same as the one you can get in Malaysia
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