Tasty Fried Saimin Recipes
A local favorite tasty fried saimin as a side dish or a light main meal. Enjoy!
Tasty Fried Saimin
Cuisine: Japanese Local Style
- 5 packages saimin noodles, fresh or frozen
- 5 seasoning packets
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium carrot, cut in thin strips
- 2 stalks celery, cut in thin strips
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 1 (8 oz.) package bean sprouts
- 4 dry shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced (pre-soak in hot water, squeeze excess liquid)
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 cup char siu, thinly sliced
- 3-4 stalks green onions, thinly sliced
- Frozen noodles:: Bring water to a boil in a large pot and add frozen noodles. Stir and separate noodles for about 30 seconds and drain well. Be sure water doesn't return to a boil or if using Fresh noodles: Place noodles under hot water to remove starch and drain well. Set aside.
- Vegetables: Add oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Stir fry ginger, garlic, carrots and celery for about 2 minutes. Season with 1 saimin packet. Next, add onions and second packet and stir fry for another 2 minutes. Add bean sprouts and shitake mushrooms with the third seasoning packet and stir fry until all vegetables are well combined. Place cooked vegetables on a platter and set aside.
- Fry noodles: In heated skillet add sesame oil and add well drained noodles. Season with last two seasoning packets or as desired. Combine vegetables and stir fry until ingredients are mixed well.
- Serve: Place fried samin on serving platter and garnish with char siu and green onions.
- 1 pound dried raw Island Noodles
- 3 packets shrimp or bonito dashi
- 3 ounces canola oil
- 2 teaspoons Hawaiian salt
- Garnish: green onion, char siu, fish cake, eggs or your favorites
- In a large pot, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Next, add Hawaiian salt, noodles and cook 1 to 1½ minutes, be sure water does not come to another boil. Drain and rinse with cold water.
- Heat canola oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add well drained noodles and season with dashi while tossing. Cook noodles for about 1 to 2 minutes and place on serving platter.
- Garnish with your favorites.