How to Make Fried Saimin


Saimin is a noodle dish that is Hawaiian but fuses elements of many cultures, including Filipino, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. It is so popular in Hawaii that it's served nearly everywhere, from fast food restaurants such as McDonald's to sports stadiums. Typically it is served in a soup, but a pan-fried version inspired by the Filipino dish pancit is also very popular. It is often cooked with Spam or char siu, Chinese barbecued pork.

Things You'll Need

  • Package of saimin noodles 2 slices of Spam 2 cups water Cooking oil
  • Bring two cups of water to a boil in a small pot. Add a package of saimin noodles and cook until tender. Do not add the saimin seasoning packet to the pot. When the noodles are done, drain and set aside.

  • Chop the Spam into small cubes.

  • Coat a frying pan with a small amount of oil so the noodles do not stick.

  • Fry noodles and Spam over medium-high heat for three to five minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking.

  • Pour the contents of the saimin seasoning packet over the noodles, stirring thoroughly to combine the seasoning with the noodles and Spam. Continue frying for one minute, then remove from heat and serve.

Tips & Warnings

  • Popular additions include bok choy, sliced green onion, char siu and soy sauce. Experiment with ingredients to customize this fried saimin recipe to your taste.

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