Happy Style Spam Musubi

Today we want to share with your our favorite way to make Spam Musubi. Spam Musubi is a favorite dish among locals in Hawaii. It’s perfect for a quick meal.

We like using the less sodium version of Spam as we will later add a teriyaki glaze. It gives it a nice sweet flavor. We like to use Aloha brand Mango Pineapple teriyaki glaze. If you can’t find this particular product where you live, feel free to use your own teriyaki glaze.

We like our spam a little crispy so we fry it at a low temperature until it’s crispy on the outside and a little soft on the inside. However you can fry it to your preferred texture.

Another option is to add some furikake seasoning to your rice to give it more nori flavor.

After frying the spam, add the glaze until the spam slices are nicely coated.

Now you’re ready to assemble! Start with a nice strip of nori on the bottom. We like a lot of nori so we used the mold to measure how large to cut it. However, you can customize to your own taste. Next put the mold on the nori, followed by the rice and last but not least the spam. Remove the mold carefully and wrap the nori around your rice ball and spam. You can use a teeny bit of water to seal the nori.

Tada! It’s all ready to eat! You can wrap them up to save for later or to share with your friends. Let us know if you try it!


Happy Style Spam Musubi

Easy recipe for Hawaii's favorite on the go dish – spam musubi
Course Breakfast, Snack


  • Musubi Mold


  • 1 can Spam (low sodium)
  • 1/3 cup cup Mango Pineapple Teriyaki Glaze (or your favorite teriyaki glaze)
  • 2 cups white rice (cooked)
  • 3 sheets nori
  • furikake (optional)


  • Slice spam evenly into about 8-9 slices (depending on how thick you like it) and fry in a nonstick pan on low heat if you like it with a nice crisp outer texture.
  • While the spam cooks, mix furikake into your cooked rice.
  • After cooking spam, remove the spam from the pan and set aside. In the same pan, add the teriyaki glaze. Add the spam slices back into the pan coat each slice evenly. Remove from glaze and set aside. We like to use a cooling rack or you can use a plate.
  • Start assembling your musubis. Layer in this order – 1. A strip of nori (you can adjust the size to your taste), 2. Musubi mold, 3. Furikake rice, 4. Spam slice.
  • Carefully remove the mold. Wrap the nori around the musubi. You can use a tiny bit of water to help seal the nori.

Happy Acai Bowl Recipe

Today, we want to share with you an easy acai bowl recipe. All you need is a few ingredients and a blender. You can top your acai bowl with so many different toppings, but our favorite toppings include our Happy Honey and Aloha Sunrise Granola.

For the base of the acai bowl, you can use any available frozen acai puree. We also use frozen berries and frozen banana (cut up into slices) so that the consistency of the mixture is thick. You can add more liquid to the recipe to make it more of a smoothie base as well.

After blending the mixture, place it in a bowl and add your favorite toppings. We love Aloha Sunrise Granola as it gives it a natural sweetness as well as a nice crunchy texture. Add some fresh fruits and drizzle our Happy Honey to complete the dish. We hope you enjoy our recipe and please let us know in the comments what your favorite toppings are.


Happy Acai Bowl

Yummy and easy acai bowl
Course Breakfast, Snack
Keyword acai
Servings 1


  • Blender


  • 1 packet of acai puree
  • 1/2 large banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1/4 cup milk of your choice (varies based on thickness preference)
  • toppings: granola, strawberry, honey, etc.


  • Blend acai, banana, frozen berries, and milk to your blender's specifications and to how thick you would like your acai bowl to be.
  • Place acai mixture into a bowl and add the toppings of your choice.

Happy Mug Cake using Pancake Mix!

Today we’re going to show you how to make the easiest, quickest dessert using our pancake mix and one of our mugs! Aren’t there days when you are craving a sweet homemade dessert but you just don’t have the energy to do a lot of dishes or make a giant batch of cookies? We have the perfect dessert for you!

Our mug cake is really easy to make using just a few simple ingredients and your microwave. You could customize this recipe to your taste by adding other ingredients like blueberries or bananas instead of the chocolate. Or you could use our banana pancake mix to make a banana chocolate chip mug cake. You could even add a scoop of your favorite ice cream to make it even more decadent.


Happy Mug Choco Chip Pancake

A chocolate chip mug cake using Happy Haleiwa pancake mix.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 1


  • 1/4 cup Happy Haleiwa Pancake Mix
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips


  • In a microwaveable mug, stir together the Happy Haleiwa pancake mix, milk, sugar and chocolate chips.
  • Cover the mug with plastic wrap. Microwave for about 1 minute to 1 minute and 20 seconds. Be careful when taking it out of the microwave, it may be a little hot.
  • Sprinkle more chocolate chips or any other toppings of your choice on top.

We hope you enjoy! Please let us know in the comments below if you tried it and if you created your own fun combinations. You can find all the products used in this recipe on our online shop at http://happyhaleiwa.net.

Haleiwa Sunsets

We took a drive to the North Shore to enjoy the sunset. It’s the start of big wave season here in Hawaii. The flat ocean summer days are over. It’s how we know we’re entering a new season. Here in Hawaii, we don’t have huge temperature drops or the changing of the leaves. We find the season changes in our ocean.

Before we got to the beach, we stopped by our favorite Acai bowl spot in Haleiwa – Haleiwa Bowls! Our personal favorite is the mana bowl – a base of frozen acai puree (like a sorbet), topped with granola, local bananas, raw coconut flakes, and local raw honey. So ono and refreshing. A perfect end to a beach day.

Happy, Hokulani and Hau’oli

Welcome to the re-designed Happy Haleiwa Blog. To launch the new blog, we wanted to tell you about our different Happy Haleiwa Characters.

Left to Right: Hokulani, Happy, Hau’oli

Happy (aka Happy-chan) – Happy represents everything in Hawaii. She is the leader of the pack. She has fiery red hair and was our original character. She’s the OG of Happy Haleiwa and is full of the Aloha spirit. Happy designs are found at both our store locations – Waikiki and Haleiwa.

Hokulani (aka Hoku-chan) – Hokulani means “heavenly star”. Hoku embodies the North Shore of Oahu. She loves going to the beach. Surfing and paddle boarding are her favorite hobbies. She has orange hair, chocolate brown eyes, and a golden tan. Hoku-chan has a laid back personality. You can find our exclusive Hoku designs at our Haleiwa store.

Hau’oli (aka Hau’oli-chan) – Hau’oli means “happy” or “joy”. Hau’oli embodies the lively cityscapes of Waikiki. She loves to dance hula and is usually pictured with Diamond Head. Hau’oli has light blonde hair, bright blue eyes, and a lovely bronze tan. She has a cheerful attitude and a warm smile. You can find our Hau’oli designs at our Waikiki store.

Who is your favorite character? Let us know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚