Saimin, Ramen and Oodles of Noodles!

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Whatever you want to call them everyone knows what they are. In Hawaii, we call it Saimin! Which you can actually purchase at McDonalds along with the beloved Spam! My favorite is S&S brand! I can’t seem to find it here. Boooo! I’m sure it’s not everyone’s favorite meal. But you know sometimes you find yourself staring at the cupboard wondering what to eat. Anyhoo, Ramen or Saimin is fairly cheap. Needless to say eating the same old Ramen can get quite boring. There are a good bunch of flavors, we love the spicy ones they are really good. You can also find different kinds at the Asian store! I love the Kimchi ones, they come with a dehydrated pack of kimchi! Which actually tastes pretty good. Ramen is the easiest thing to make and can be hooked up so many ways. Especially if your on a budget due to these crazy gas and food prices! So, I’m just going to share a couple of recipes that we like to make when we want something quick. I can’t always make five star recipes! lol Just kidding! Hey, but I figured everyone has eaten it at one point or another.

Ramen Recipes:

College Student Recipe:
JP turned me on to this. He said a lot of college students like this. I find myself every now and then craving it! lol It’s actually really good.

1 package beef flavored Ramen
1 can cream of mushroom
2-3 smoked sausage (we use Rogerwood)
1/2 cup of shredded cheese

Follow directions for cooking noodles. Drain noodles when they are done cooking. Add in can of cream of mushroom. Chop your sausage and add that in. Throw in the season pack and cheese and mix. We like to add in a little pepper. This is really tasty and filling.

Fried Ramen Noodles:
This is my kids favorite! This can be made so many kind of ways.

1 package beef flavored Ramen
Any type of meat you like: I have used spam, chicken, imitation crab it really doesn’t matter
Veggies: I have used kimchi, cabbage, carrots, green onion and regular onion
1/2 table spoon Soy Sauce (or less depending on how salty you want it)
Oil for frying

Cook noodles according to package. Do not let them get to soft though. Drain water. In a pan, heat stove on medium heat. You can fry your meat and veggies first while your noodles are cooking. Once noodles are done. Put about a tablespoon of oil in pan. Add in your noodles and fry a few minutes with meat and veggies stirring it around constantly. Don’t want it to burn. Add in your soy sauce and half of the season pack. Conintue to mix ingredients until they are fully incorperated. A few dashes of pepper is great too! That’s it your done!

Don’t forget that you can also hook up your regular Ramen with things like egg, spam, green onion, char sui pork, kimchi or really whatever you like! I personally like a little Ramen every now then. I would be happier if I could get some S&S,but I’ll wing it for now! Ha ha!

~Feather

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jackie says:

    My niece will love these ideas for Ramen nooodles – she eats them as a main diet staple! Thanks!

  2. Tammy says:

    This looks great! I’m always looking for something to whip up for lunch with the kids. Thanks!

  3. Kelley says:

    Ya but down here in hawaii, Saimin and Ramen are diffrent things, Ramen is dried in packets and has a ickier flavor, nothing Beats Saimin, fresher noodles and everything else. Brah ono!

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