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‘Caps off’ to Shiro’s catering

Digest Now Plating

May 19, 2015

Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: BODIE COLLINS

Graduation commencement ceremonies are on the horizon, which means parties and well-wishes will abound as students begin new chapters of their lives. Thankfully, Shiro’s Saimin makes catering for celebratory gatherings easy, and offers delicious food options for extremely reasonable prices.

According to general manager Bryce Fujimoto, many people already have placed catering orders and the establishment’s Cosmopolitan option is coming out ahead.

“Basically, you get four side dishes and your choice of anywhere from two to five main dishes,” explains Fujimoto, who also serves as the eatery’s catering manager. Side dishes include favorites like country friend noodles, pancit, namasu, sweet potato tempura, steamed sweet potato, tossed salad and more.

Customers also can choose main dishes that feature chicken, beef, pork or seafood.

Depending on how many main dishes you order, prices range from $7 to $11.75 per head.

For the graduation season, Shiro’s is asking customers to put in their orders at least one week in advance, and catering deliveries are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For those wishing to dine in and celebrate, Shiro’s serves up its famous saimin, which features Five Star Noodle Factory noodles and loads of garnishes. Making the classic that much more special, Fujimoto adds that his brother Joshua recently took over the noodle company’s operations. “It’s exciting,” he says.

You can choose from any of the dozens of saimin concoctions on the extensive menu, or dive into the Ron Mizutani Special ($8), which comes with a burger and wun tun min.

“We named it that because Ron Mizutani did a very nice piece on Shiro (the restaurant’s founder) when he passed,” explains Fujimoto. “And he (Mizutani) always comes in and orders that saimin.”

For locals, sometimes a rice-dish craving hits hard, and Shiro’s has them covered with its a la carte entrees.

Shiro’s now boasts a third-generation family history, and continues to please patrons with comfort food that’s reminiscent of hanabata days, enjoying a delicious meal with the ones you love.

Shiro’s Saimin Haven

Waimalu Shopping Center
98-020 Kamehameha Hwy.,

488-8824 (restaurant and catering)
488-8834 (takeout)

Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-11:30 p.m.


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