Hamura Saimin Recipe

Hamura Saimin Recipe

Hamura Saimin Recipe is the most popular comfort food recipe in Hawaii. It’s available everywhere in the islands even in Coffee Shops, snack bars or local MacDonald’s.

One can add eggs, fresh seasonal vegetables, and seafood of one’s own choice and gobble hot noodles, and drink the broth anytime of the day! It’s also known as the National Dish in Hawaii.

How to Make Saimin:

The Hawaiian Saimin Noodles is very inexpensive noodles. It can easily absorb the flavor of the vegetables, broth or the flavorful herbs used in the broth.

It needs to be boiled and then thrown into eminent broth made with fresh ingredients and soy sauce. Let’s see what ingredients make Saimin recipe so eminent.

Ingredients that you need to make Hawaiian Saimin Noodles:

16 Cups Water (4 Quarts)

1 Tablespoon Salt

1 (8 Ounce) Package Dried Japanese Soba Noodles

4 Cups Chicken Broth

1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger, Grated

2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

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

Method of Preparing Homemade Hamura Saimin Step by Step:

Step 1:

Add water and salt in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add soba noodles and boil 5 to 6 minutes until it gets translucent. Remove from heat, and drain the water. Rinse under warm, running water.

Step 2:

Take a large pot. Heat the pot over medium-high flame, add chicken broth and ginger; bring just to a boil. Lower the heat. Add soy sauce and your favorite toppings; simmer for more 5 minutes or until toppings are prepared. Take away from heat.

Step 3:

For serving proportionately, take cooked soba noodles in a big soup bowl; spoon broth blend (with toppings) over the top and serve hot. 

How to Make Saimin in Dashi Konbu Broth:

This Saimin Noodles Recipe in Dashi Konbu is a lengthy noodle recipe but worth the time you spent on it. It has an intense broth from Dashi Konbu (dried kelp), flavored shiitake mushrooms, bonito fish meal, and monosodium glutamate to increase the favor naturally. 

Ingredients that You Need to Make Hawaiian Saimin Noodles in Dashi Konbu Broth:

For the Dashi konbu (broth)

2 Oz. Dried Bonito

5 Dried Shiitake Mushrooms, Cut in Small Pieces

1 Tablespoon Chopped Fresh Ginger

1 Small Leaf Dashi Konbu (Dried Kelp)

5 Cups Water

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Tablespoon Monosodium Glutamate (Msg)

For the Saimin

  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 8 oz. dry Japanese soba noodles
  • 4 cups dashi konbu
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Toppings (to taste)

Kamaboko (Dried Japanese Surimi), Thinly Sliced

Spam , Sliced

H​Am , Sliced

Roast Pork , Sliced

Char Siu (Barbecue Grilled Pork)

Carrots , Sliced

Green Cabbage , Sliced

Bok Choy , Chopped

​​Shiitakes , Sliced


Eggs (Fried or Scrambled)



Small Shrimp , Cooked, Shelled, and Deveined

Dried Shrimps

Method of preparing Saimin Noodles in Dashi Konbu Broth Step by Step:

Dashi Konbu:

Boil all the ingredients (except salt and MSG).

Reduce the heat and simmer covered over low flame for about 2 hours. Add salt and MSG at the end.


Step 1:

Boil the Soba noodles on medium high heat until get tender. Strain the excess water and wash under warm running water.

Step 2:

In a large pot, add the dashi konbu and ginger. Boil over medium heat.

Step 3:

Reduce the heat to low. Add the soy sauce and the selected toppings. Simmer for 5 more minutes. If the toppings are done cooking then remove from the heat.

Step 4:

Place the cooked soba noodles in a large soup bowl.

Step 5:

Add the broth mixture with the selected toppings and serve immediately.


Hamura Saimin Kauai is such a familiar name in Kauai that you don’t even look for it! This flavorful comfort food is welcoming and entertaining anytime of the day.

This Saimin Recipe is easy to prepare but you must be very patient to make the broth. However, this can be prepared quickly with already prepared broth of your choice. Such a great fit for busy people! So, hurry up and try this delish!

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