Fried Saimin, My Kind Of Beach Food

I could eat Fried Saimin any time of day or night, it’s so ONO (delicious). WHOA! Did you hear that? That was my stomach, that’s how much I like this dish. I never thought to make it myself; back home in Hawaii you can get it even at the gas station. I know, I know the jokes about gas station food, but in Hawaii there’s a company that only makes grab-n-go foods for gas stations, and they are very good.

On our last trip home, every day we went to the beach, duh! And on the way I made DH stop to get something to take with us on our long days of baking in the sun; it was a tough job, but someone had to do it. A favorite place for me is Zippy’s, a family restaurant with take outs and at most locations a full service restaurant and bakery. I counted no less than 4 times I got Fried Saimin or noodles. When we got home I did several searches on the Internet and morphed a recipe I like, maybe you will too.

Zippy’s Fried Saimin @ the BEACH!!

Zippy’s Fried Saimin @ the BEACH!!

Fried Saimin or Noodles

1 pkg. fresh Yaki Soba noodles (I get JFC Intl. brand, no sauce included)

1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil

¼ C. Water

Prepare the noodles first, by heating the oil in a large non-stick pan over medium; add all 3 individual servings of noodles in along with the water. Wait a few minutes and loosen the noodles with tongs, tossing gently, until they are just warmed. Place in a large bowl and set aside.

Now let’s build:

½ – 1 C. matchstick Carrots (I buy the bagged stuff)

¼ of small Cabbage, shredded

½ of a pkg. Bean Sprouts (mung bean is best)

6-8 stalks Green Onion, chopped reserving some for garnish

1 6oz. pkg Kamaboko, sliced into large matchsticks (see photo below)

Approx. ½ lb. Char Siu or Chinese BBQ Pork, sliced (also see photo below)

Toss all of the above ingredients with the warm noodles.

You need a sauce:

½ C. Water

3 Tbsp. Soy Sauce (I go with Aloha brand Shoyu)

2 Tbsp. Oyster Sauce

1 tsp. Sesame Oil

<edit, I totally forgot>  1 tsp. – 1 Tbsp. Dashi, to taste

Combine your sauce and pour and toss with your noodles. Set aside to allow the sauce to be absorbed into your noodles mixture.  <edit – So sorry, I forgot about the dashi or the dried soup mix that usually comes with a package of Asian-style noodles.  If not, you can always look for that separately, it’s a great seasoning for other things too.>

Garnish with a handful of chopped Green Onion and more Char Siu. Serve warm or at room temperature.  Leftovers are excellent for breakfast.

Kamaboko or Steamed Fish Cake

**Tasty Additions-crispy fried SPAM!!!  Glorious SPAM!!

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12 thoughts on “Fried Saimin, My Kind Of Beach Food

  1. Mrs Beans December 4, 2013 at 6:50 pm Reply

    That looks DELICIOUS!! I could eat noodles (or rice!) any time!

    • auntiedoni December 4, 2013 at 8:18 pm Reply

      MMM, rice with Aloha shoyu and furikake,that’s my kind of comfort food. With winter coming upon us, it’s won ton mein with char siu and green onions here in the middle of the desert…warms the body and soul.

      • Mrs Beans December 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm

        You’re keeeeeeeling meeeeee.

        Today it snowed and was COLD like in just into the double-digits. I had hot rice & natto for lunch. Yum.

      • auntiedoni December 5, 2013 at 8:58 am


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  3. auntiedoni May 9, 2015 at 2:11 pm Reply

    Reblogged this on My Kitchen In The Middle Of The Desert and commented:

    Oh My GRAVY all ove my two scoops rice (that’s OMG! in my world)… I re-read this post and I realized that I forgot one of the key ingredients… DASHI. I add it to taste, maybe a teaspoon all the way to a tablespoon, depending upon how much noodles your making, but I don’t care for it as the predominate flavor of the dish. The soup base package that comes with commercial saimin will do fine, but if you’re using yakisoba noodles, as I did, you can find dashi sold by itself. I use the leftover packettes for my deluxe won ton mein, but that’s another post :

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  5. koolaidmoms January 2, 2016 at 3:22 pm Reply

    Sounds amazing. Not sure if I can find all the ingredients but thank you for the pictures so I know what to look for!

    • auntiedoni January 2, 2016 at 3:31 pm Reply

      Ya know what I say, a recipe is simply someone else’s idea; take it and make it your own! 😉

  6. Catherine February 16, 2016 at 4:10 pm Reply

    I gotta tell you, this is so good. My husband makes this ALOT, he’s making it right now, so I thought I really should comment and say we love this recipe a lot!

    • auntiedoni February 17, 2016 at 8:12 am Reply

      Mahalo, thank you Catherine. I’m glad that you stopped by and that you and your husband enjoy the Fried Saimin, it’s ONO! Please let me know if you’ve tried anything else that you’ve found here in #MyKitchenInTheMiddleOfTheDesert. A hui hou, Auntie

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