Tasty Fried Saimin

Tasty Fried Saimin Recipes

A local favorite tasty fried saimin as a side dish or a light main meal. Enjoy!

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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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve: Place fried samin on serving platter and garnish with char siu and green onions.

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Fried Saimin Noodles
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Cuisine: Local Style
  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Garnish with your favorites.


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