saimin

noun
sai·​min | \ ˈsī-ˈmin How to pronounce saimin (audio) \

Definition of saimin

: a Hawaiian noodle soup

Examples of saimin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "12 Honolulu Restaurants—For Something Other Than Poke," 9 Jan. 2020 My sister adds chubby little wontons to the saimin. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appetit, "In Hawaii, Nothing Says You’re Home Like Mac Salad," 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, "Best new dining and diversions in Hawaii," 8 Feb. 2018 Every bowl of saimin is a melting pot of Asian influences. David Hammond, chicagotribune.com, "To find Honolulu's most interesting eats, hit the streets," 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, "Actually, Spam Is Good," 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, "Actually, Spam Is Good," 31 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of saimin

1949, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saimin

probably from Chinese (Guangdong) sai mihn fine noodles

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“Saimin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saimin. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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