Fried Saimin an okazuya staple which is a favorite of mine. As a youngster I would often have a small order of fried saimin, served on a paper plate wrapped in butcher paper and that was it, I was happy.
A drier noodle dish than the traditional Chow Mein, there is no sauce really, just the flavorings from the saimin seasoning, soy sauce and oyster sauce.
I prefer the fresh saimin noodles for this recipe, the texture remains chewy, but the frozen type works just as well and may be more readily available.
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Spam Fried Saimin
- 4 (3.5-4.5 oz.)pkg. frozen saimin pkgs or
- 2 (9-11 oz)pkg. fresh saimin noodles, cooked according to pkg. directions,drained or
- 2 (7oz.) Hula brand dried samin, cooked according to pkg. directions, drained
- 1 TB vegetable oil and 2 tsp Aloha shoyu
- 3 pkg. saimin seasoning packets
- 2 TB vegetable oil
- 1 (12 oz) can Spam, thinly sliced
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 1 large carrot, thinly sliced, slivers
- 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced, slivers
- 2 oz. string beans, trimmed, thinly sliced diagonally
- ½ medium head cabbage, shredded
- 1 (9 oz) bag bean sprouts or chop suey mix
- 6 stalks green onion, chopped, white and green parts separated
- Water as needed, ½-3/4 cup
- 1-3 TB Aloha shoyu
- 2 TB oyster sauce
- 1 tsp. sesame seed oil
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Place frozen saimin in a colander and rinse to thaw.
- Drain well.
- Toss noodles with oil and soy sauce; set aside.
- In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat; warm oil.
- Stir fry spam until slighlty browned.
- Add onion, carrot, celery, string beans and white parts of green onion; stir fry until crisp tender about 2 minutes.
- Add cabbage, bean sprouts and seasoning packets, cook 2 minutes.
- Stir in ½ cup of water, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, pepper, green parts of green onion and noodles.
- Toss well to combine.
- Add additional water as needed.
- Taste for seasoning, add additional soy sauce as needed.
How To Serve:
- Remove from heat.
- Serve immediately.
- Serves 6-8.