saimin

noun

sai·​min ˈsī-ˈmin How to pronounce saimin (audio)
: a Hawaiian noodle soup

Examples of saimin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Come for the mochiko chicken or the saimin broth studded with pork spareribs. Lauren Joseph, Bon Appétit, 12 Oct. 2022 Similar to ramen, saimin is a noodle dish, but incorporates flavors and toppings from various cultures outside of Japan such as China and the Philippines. Amy Nakamura, USA TODAY, 26 May 2022 Why not Hawaii’s saimin, a Chinese-Filipino-Japanese noodle soup that’s fishy, warming, and like nothing else in the States? Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, 9 Jan. 2020 My sister adds chubby little wontons to the saimin. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appetit, 6 June 2018 The lunch and dinner menu at the new Hiro’s Ohana Grill in Hotel Molokai ranges from saimin to steak — make sure to save room for banana lumpia Fosters. Jeanne Cooper, San Francisco Chronicle, 8 Feb. 2018 Every bowl of saimin is a melting pot of Asian influences. David Hammond, chicagotribune.com, 31 Jan. 2018 Spam for the Summer Instead of a bowl of hot ramen, Top Chef alum Sheldon Simeon says that in Hawaii, the locals prefer to fry ramen-like saimin noodles with a ton of garlic when temperatures rise. Jeremy Repanich, Esquire, 31 Mar. 2017 Spam for the Summer Instead of a bowl of hot ramen, Top Chef alum Sheldon Simeon says that in Hawaii, the locals prefer to fry ramen-like saimin noodles with a ton of garlic when temperatures rise. Jeremy Repanich, Esquire, 31 Mar. 2017 See More

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Word History

Etymology

probably from Chinese (Guangdong) sai mihn fine noodles

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saimin was in 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Saimin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saimin. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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