Old Hawaii Saimin

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Old-Hawaii-Saimin
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A favorite snack or light meal for all of us!  Prior to the days of instant soup bases and frozen, ready -to-eat saimin, saimin was prepared this way.

My mom always made homemade saimin, usually on weekends.  I  always looked forward to our weekend lunches.

Old-Hawaii-Saimin
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Old Hawaii Saimin

Homemade saimin, hawaii's version of ramen.
Course: Snack, Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Christine Souza, Japanese, Local, Noodles, Hawaii, Saimin, Snack, Meal, Dried Shrimp
Author: Christine Souza

Materials

  • 9 cups water
  • 1/4 cup dried shrimp
  • 1 piece (6 inches) dashi konbu
  • 2-3 small pork bones
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Aloha shoyu
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 packages fresh saimin noodles
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 lb. char siu,cut  into strips
  • 8-12 slices kamaboko

Instructions

  • Combine water, shrimp, konbu, bones, pepper, soy sauce and salt in large pot to prepare soup stock; bring to boil over high heat; lower heat and simmer 30 minutes;  strain.
  • Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • Pour into colander; drain and place noodles in soup bowls. 
  • Pour hot soup stock over noodles and garnish with green onions, char siu and kamaboko.

Notes

Cooked bean sprouts or cabbage may be placed atop the noodles, if desired.
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