Spam Fried Saimin

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Spam-Fried-Saimin
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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

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Local
Keyword: spam,fried saimin,noodles, hawaiian recipe
Yield: 6 Servings.
Author: Deirdre K Todd

Materials

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Hula brand is my favorite for dried saimin noodles. It’s the only one I have tried that retains that important chewy texture.
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