If you drop by a local eatery in Okinawa, you will surely see an Okinawan dish featuring canned pork meat.

Comprising processed minced pork meat with spices, "pouku" (pork), as locals simply call it, is used in many popular homemade Okinawan dishes including "champuru" and "pork tamago" along with "spam musubi," a Hawaiian dish comprising a thick slice of luncheon pork meat and rice wrapped in seaweed.