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 This Recipe
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!