Sissy Lake-Farm joins us on this Mondays episode of Cooking Hawaiian Style (CookingHawaiianStyle.com) presented by Maui County Farm Bureau. Sissy is the Executive Director at Maui Historical Society / Hale Hō’ikeʻike at the Bailey House. She is the daughter of renowned Historian and Kumu Hula John Keola Lake.
Sissy was born and raised in Maui and feels a deep commitment to ensuring the history and heritage of her home is shared and protected for generations to come. She began dancing hula when she was 5 years old and today, following in her fathers footsteps, she is now a kumu hula herself.
We are excited to have Sissy in the kitchen this week sharing very personal recipes and the stories that surround them.
Maui Style Fried Saimin by Sissy Lake-Farm
- 2-3 lbs. Yaki Soba noodles
- 1 Can Spam (dice into bit size pieces)
- 1/2 Head Cabbage (chop into strips)
- 1 Pack Chop suey mix ( bean sprouts/ cabbage/ carrots)
- 1/4-1/2 lbs. Char Siu (chopped into bit size pieces)
- 3 Stalks Green onion (diced)
- 1 Pack Kamaboko (pink and white version) (dice)
- 4 Eggs
- To taste Pepper
- 1 Packet Shrimp dashi (ss saimin style)
- 2 Cups Water
- 1/2 Cup Oyster sauce
- 1/2 Cup Shoyu
- 1 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. Sesame oil
- 1 Tbsp. Garlic powder
- Pour sauce ingredients into a bowl and whisk until emulsified.
- Put yakisoba noodles into a colander. Rinse with warm water. Drain.
- Put Noodles into a bowl. Add sauce to noodles and mix well.
- On medium heat, fry noodles in small batches for 2-3 minutes in a wok.
- Place fried noodles in a serving tray.
- Brown the char siu meat for 2-3 minutes and set aside.
- Brown the spam for 2-3 minutes and set aside.
- Add water to dashi and mix.
- Wash out the wok. Put cleaned cabbage in the wok with 1 cup of dashi mix until cooked. Set aside.
- Put chop suey mix in the wok with remaining 1 cup dashi until cooked. Set aside.
- In a large flat frying pan, add oil and allow pan to heat up.
- Take 4 eggs and scramble in a bowl. Add eggs to heated pan. Fold eggs To form a roll and place on cutting board and cut into slices.
- Arrange the noodles on a serving tray.
- Add a layer of cabbage.
- Add a layer of chop suey mix.
- Add scrambled egg slices, char siu meat, kamaboko, spam, and garnish with green onions.
- Serve and enjoy.