Serving up some savory selectionsA La Carte
March 6, 2022
Story By: Jocelyn Lansangan | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO
Escape from the hustle and bustle of the crazy daily grind and head on over to Shiro’s Saimin Haven.
Known to “offer comfort food, with portions not too skimpy and price geared toward the hardworking people from near and far,” this eatery has been serving Hawaii with delectable dining since 1969.
The Fried Noodles with Pork Adobo ($12.55) boasts pork, chicken, white onion and cabbage seasoned with spices, while the pork adobo is slowly braised for hours until tender. The dish is then garnished with char siu, luncheon meat, green onion and egg. “(Customers) love the adobo gravy as it compliments the fried noodles perfectly,” says vice president Bryce Fujimoto.
Diners can warm up with the restaurant’s #32 Roast Pork Saimin ($11.25) that will give them a warm homey feeling, as the saimin noodles, dashi and wuntun are all made in-house. The roast pork is a dry roast seasoned with spices and Chinese cabbage is then added to the dish before it is topped with char siu, luncheon meat and green onion.
“As we are forced to raise prices, we are determined to get more value to the customers,” notes Fujimoto. “We have nearly doubled the roast pork in this saimin.”
The Snack Bento ($4.95) is perfect for families who have sporting events or for workers to bring to an office party. It comes with fried noodles, Spam musubi grilled with housemade teriyaki sauce and mochiko chicken. The bento is offered for catering only, with a minimum 10 count and at least five days advance notice.
Currently, the establishment is working on a repeat customer punch card and logo tote bag discount promotion.