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The Mouse’s Saimin

Frozen saimin, just dressed up a little.

To frozen saimin, The Mouse added SPAM strips, kamaboko slices, napa cabbage, braised pork. Since The Mouse did not use the soup packet (salt bomb), he flavored the soup with wakame, peanut butter powder, and wasabi paste (not real wasabi).

Ta da!

Trust me, there are noodles underneath. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Norman’s Saimin

On the menu at the locally owned Ruby Tuesday.

Norman’s Saimin

From the menu: Soy base, roasted pork, steamed dumpling, choy sum, then topped with green onions.

From the bartender: one of the owner’s friends said that he would never eat in his restaurant because there was no saimin. Owner put Norman’s Saimin on the menu in his honor. Pretty good story yeah?

The Mouse thinks especially during this time (and hopefully throughout the year), it is important to remember and value family and friends. 🙂

The Cat had her normal half-rack of baby back ribs.

Mango Kiawe Sauce, Dirty Rice, Broccoli

During this holiday season (your choice), The Cat and The Mouse wish you joy, faith, and all the good.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Established 1935, wow!

Menu Cover

The Mouse ordered old school (small-kid time hanabata days).

Hamburger Deluxe and Small Saimin

Believe it not, the two items are actually listed in the menu as a choice. You don’t have to order ala carte. 😉

The Cat ordered kinda old school.

Nabeyaki Udon

Think of it as the “everything including the kitchen sink” of noodle bowls, shrimp tempura, chicken, egg, kamaboko, etc. The only thing missing would be a teri beef stick. Hee hee.

The Cat saw butterfish on the okazu-ya side of the restaurant, ordered that too to try try.

Butterfish Nitsuke

Butterfish filet simmered in shoyu, sugar, sake/mirin. The Cat really liked and, compared to the fine dining restaurants, inexpensive.

The Cat has approved a return soon. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Another saimin day. “Deluxe” frozen saimin.

Frozen Saimin

The Mouse just added a little more “horse power”, hee hee. Bought a package of fish cake, similar to the single slice packaged with the saimin.

Fish Cake

The Mouse learned, the accouterments should be thinly sliced, to accompany the noodles, not over power it.

SPAM and Fish Cake

The Mouse also added more SPAM, well, just because. Hee hee.

Ohh, also added a pinch of dried shrimp and wakame (more umami), and drastically cut down the powdered soup base (too much sodium).

Dried Shrimp

Everyone into the bowl.

The Mouse’s Saimin Deluxe


A perfect pairing would be to have an old fashion hamburger, nothing gourmet, bun, meat, spread. In The Mouse’s old age, the burger was postponed until dinner.

Old School Hamburger Sandwich

The Mouse had a happy food day. 🙂

The Cat also had a good noodle day.

Dan Dan Mein

The Cat forgot to order “mild”, came out spicy. Still good though.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Saimin! :)

Probably The Mouse’s favorite type of noodle, must be from small-kid hanabata time. A quick lunch woud be a package of S&S saimin.

The Mouse’s lunch. Started with a container of Okuhara saimin (the other small-kid hanabata days brand).

Frozen Saimin

The containers are deluxe, notice the slices of luncheon meat (dunno if SPAM), scrambled egg, green onion, and fish cake (kamaboko).

The Mouse further “accessorized” his bowl, more SPAM (roasted in the toaster oven), wakame, okra, mixed vegetables. Instead of the flavor packet, too much salt, The Mouse seasoned with a little salt, black pepper, and low sodium shoyu, that way he controlled the salt content.

The Mouse’s Saimin

Oh yeah, the SPAM was the “lite” version too, less fat and salt.

The Mouse had a happy lunch. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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