Spam Tuna Crispy Gau Gee

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Tasting this at a get together at a friend’s home, I could not put my finger on what I was tasting. There are a lot of versions of favorite fillings for Spam Gau Gee, but his one was different. I was happy that the owner shared her recipe with me.Tuna!!

Who knew…Serve crispy Gau Gee as an appetizer, or along side your entrees and/or noodle dishes. Also served boiled in hot soups.

Traditionally folded in half and edges sealed, feel free to change up the style in which you wrap the dumplings. Fold in half and crimp the edges, or fold in triangles.

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Spam Tuna Crispy Gau Gee

Spam gau gee or wontons Hawaii style!  There are a lot of versions of favorite fillings for Spam Gau Gee, but his one was different.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spam, tuna, gau gee, won ton
Yield: 40 Makes.
Author: Deirdre K Todd


  • oil for frying
  • 1 can (12 oz.) Spam, grated
  • 1 can (6 oz.) water packed tuna, drained
  • 1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 stalks green onion, chopped
  • won ton pi wrappers
  • 1/2 c. water as needed


  • In a large skillet or fryer; warm oil.
  • In a small bowl; place water; set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl; combine all ingredients well.
  • Spoon heaping tablespoonful of mixture into wrapper.
  • Fold in half or in triangles; seal edges with water as desired.
  • Crimped edges make a nice presentation.
  • Deep fry until golden.
  • Drain on paper towel.
  • Optional to boil in boiling water or soup.
  • Gau Gee/Won Ton will float when cooked through.
  • Freezes well.

How To Serve:

  • Serve with shoyu-mustard sauce or favorite dipping sauce.
  • Makes approximately 40-50.
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