Saimin (\?s?-?min\). Comfort, Hawaiian style. Inspired by Japanese udon, Chinese mein and Filipino pancit, saimin is uniquely Hawaiian. Hot savory broth, soft noodles, tender chicken, fresh veggies and a delicious blast of Aloha. —TheLastWonton
green onions, chopped
broccoli, chopped into large bite-size pieces
homemade (or good quality) chicken or turkey broth
(3.5oz./100g) Sapporo Ichiban or similar dry ramen/Asian soup noodle mix
chopped fresh cilantro
deli-roasted rotisserie chicken, removed from the bones, chopped or broken into large, bite-size pieces
handfuls crunchy, fresh bean sprouts
Fresh lime for squeezing
Shoyu (soy sauce) for drizzling
Sriracha or sambal for embellishing
Lime wedges and thinly sliced jalapenos, for garnish
In a large pot heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chopped green onions and saute 2-3 minutes, until starting to caramelize. Add chopped broccoli and stir-fry another 2-3 minutes.
Add broth and broth seasoning packets from noodle soup mix. Bring to a boil. Boil 2 minutes. Add noodles and cilantro and cook just 3 minutes, until noodles are al dente.
Have 4 large soup bowl ready. Distribute noodle soup mixture evenly between bowls. Top each bowl with 1/4 of the chopped chicken and a good handful of bean sprouts. Squeeze a generous bit of lime juice over each bowl. Drizzle with shoyu. Serve right away, garnished with fresh lime wedge and thinly sliced jalapenos, if desired. Sip, slurp, munch. Mmmm. Onolicious!