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  • n. A Hawaiian noodle soup garnished with green onions.


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  • The broth is perfect, the noodles perfect, the kamaboko fish cake slices add the right extra dimension, and -- bless 'em -- they top off the saimin with slices of Spam instead of chashu.

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  • These camped-out Hawaiians, eating Zippy's specials and saimin and Cheez Doodles, guzzling Big Gulps, said they worshiped the land.


  • I drove into downtown Las Vegas and headed straight for the California Hotel and Casino, where I ordered a bowl of saimin (Hawaiian noodles) with haupia (coconut pudding) to go along with the Ross MacDonald book I was reading.

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  • From chili fries to katsu, saimin to gravied loco-moco.

    Aloha Aloha! Day Five

  • He walked up Kapahulu Avenue and stopped at Zippy's where he had a bowl of saimin and worked on the description of the two girls.

    Joe Burke's Last Stand

  • When I sat down with my bowl of saimin I got out my insulin pen and got ready to inject a bolus.

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  • It had never been tested before like the day when Asa went to help Katie's fun-run day at Holomua Elementary, visited the dentist, went shopping for Tori's upcoming birthday, got her hair cut and then sat on a concrete bench at Ewa Town Center, eating saimin.


  • It is added to saimin or fried rice, mashed with tofu, or served with cold sōmen or baked macaroni and cheese.


  • A few days ago would be last Thursday, when Diner A was in the mood for saimin, with the first place coming to mind for us to try being Boulevard Saimin on Dillingham Boulevard in the heart of the industrial / business district of middle Kalihi, or more specifically,

    The Tasty Island

  • This is listed as the > Hamburger Sandwich with small saimin

    The Tasty Island


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  • Name comes from the Chinese words for thin noodles xì miàn, according to Wikipedia. But the dish is unique to Hawaii.

    April 18, 2009