Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

Inspired by Japanese ramen, Chinese mian, and Filipino pancit, saimin was developed during Hawaii's plantation era. Japanese pot stickers, called gyoza, as well as Chinese wonton, may be substituted for or added to the dish's noodles for special occasions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook fresh noodles in a large pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Cook dried noodles in a large pot of boiling water per package directions. Drain noodles and divide among four soup bowls. Gyoza can be divided 3 to a bowl.
  2. While noodles cook, heat dashi over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Pour dashi over noodles/gyoza in soup bowls.
  3. Garnish soup with fish cake, pork, spinach, and onions, dividing ingredients evenly among bowls. Serve with additional toppings, if desired.