Hamura Saimin Recipe

Hamura Saimin Recipe

Hamura Saimin Recipe is a specialty of Sichuan cuisine. It is a delicious, quick, and very simple dish. The ingredients are all in very small portions. The saimin is made from thin bean curd, ham, ginger, and vinegar which gives a fresh taste to the dish. In this recipe, thin bean curd is used. The thin bean curd is wrapped in a thin layer of rice flour and then fried.

Hamura saimin is a dish that has been around for years. It is one of the most popular dishes in Hawaii, and even people outside of the islands have fallen in love with it. The only thing you need to make this tasty dish are instant ramen noodles, soy sauce, salt, sugar, green peas, eggs, and ham. Throw all these ingredients together into a pot and let them simmer! Then enjoy your delicious meal!

I love eating saimin, but it’s hard to find good vegan versions in my area. So why not try making some myself? This recipe is super simple and tasty. It only took me about 10 minutes from start to finish, so there was no waiting around either. Give this great recipe a shot yourself!

How to make a Hamura Saimin

This is a recipe for Hawaiian-style saimin noodles. This dish is often eaten at the Haleiwa Cafe on Oahu’s North Shore, but you can make it anywhere! You may also like our pork adobo recipe.

Ingredients to make a Hawaiian Saimin Noodles

  • Water, 16 Cups (4 Quarts)
  • Salt, 1 Tablespoon
  • Dried Japanese Soba Noodles, 1 (8 Ounce) Package
  • Chicken Broth, 4 Cups 
  • Fresh Ginger, Grated, 1 Tablespoon 
  • Soy Sauce, 2 Tablespoons

Toppings (as you prefer) in your Saimin Recipe

  • Spam, Sliced
  • Baked Ham Slices
  • Roast Pork, Slices
  • Carrot, Sliced
  • Green Cabbage, Shredded
  • Bok Choy, Chopped
  • Mushroom, Sliced
  • Green Peas
  • Egg, Boiled, Scrambled or Fried
  • Scallions, Chopped
  • Small Shrimp, Cooked after Peeled and Deveined

Instructions to Hamura Saimin

Step 1:

Water and salt should be boiled in a large pot. Add soba noodles and boil for 5 to 6 minutes, until they become translucent. Drain the water and set aside. Rinse with warm water.

Step 2:

You will need a large pot. Bring just to a boil the chicken broth and ginger in a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Reduce the heat. Soy sauce and your favorite toppings; cook for another 5 minutes or until toppings are ready. Remove from heat.

Step 3:

To serve proportionately, place cooked soba noodles into a large soup bowl; pour broth (with toppings) over the top and serve hot. 

Ingredients to make Hawaiian Saimin Noodles in Dashi Konbu Broth

For the Dashi konbu (broth)

  • Dried Bonito, 2 Oz.
  • Dried Shiitake Mushrooms, Cut in Small Pieces, 5 
  • Chopped Fresh Ginger, 1 Tablespoon
  • Leaf Dashi Konbu (Dried Kelp), 1 Small 
  • Water, 5 Cups 
  • Salt, 1 Teaspoon 
  • Monosodium Glutamate (Msg), 1 Tablespoon 

For the Saimin

  • Water, 4 quarts 
  • Salt, 1 tablespoon 
  • Dry Japanese soba noodles, 8 oz.
  • Dashi konbu, 4 cups 
  • Grated fresh ginger, 1 tablespoon 
  • Soy sauce, 2 tablespoons

Toppings (to taste)

  • Kamaboko (Dried Japanese Surimi), Thinly Sliced
  • Spam, Sliced
  • Ham , Sliced
  • Roast Pork, Sliced
  • Char Siu (Barbecue Grilled Pork)
  • Carrots, Sliced
  • Green Cabbage, Sliced
  • Bok Choy, Chopped
  • ​​Shiitakes, Sliced
  • Peas
  • Eggs (Fried or Scrambled)
  • Scallions
  • Chive
  • Small Shrimp , Cooked, Shelled, and Deveined
  • Dried Shrimps

Instructions for Saimin Noodles in Dashi Konbu 

Dashi Konbu:

Step 1:

All ingredients (except salt and MSG) should be boiled.

Step 2:

Reduce the heat and simmer covered over low heat for about two hours. At the very end, add salt and MSG.


Step 1:

Soba noodles should be boiled until tender on medium high heat. Rinse under warm running water after straining out excess water.

Step 2:

Add the dashi konbu and ginger to a large pot. Heat over medium heat.

Step 3:

Turn the heat down to low. Add the soy sauce and the toppings of your choice. Continue to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat when the toppings are done cooking.

Step 4:

In a large soup bowl, place the cooked soba noodles.

Step 5:

Serve immediately with the broth mixture and selected toppings.

Hamura Saimin Recipe

Type: Dinner

Cuisine: Hawaiian

Recipe Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 316.2 Calories

Preparation Time: 5M

Cooking Time: 20M

Total Time: 25M

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