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Dec 27, 2007 06:45 AM

Saimin in San Diego?

Does anyone know of a good place to get Saimin in San Diego?

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    "Kealani's - 137 West D Street, Encinitas, Ca. Phone: (760) 94-ALOHA
    This one's on my Must Visit list: from malasadas to musubi, from a cup of saimin to kahuna-sized plates of kalua pig, with occasional luchtime Uke serenades. Also an Oceanside location (I believe Al-ii recomends this one?): 207 N. Coast Highway 101, Oceanside, Ca.
    Phone: (760) 72-ALOHA "

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    1. re: oerdin

      Ahh, thanks for the list. Hamura's above is where I first tried Saimin. I wanted to buy some dried noodles when I was on the island but the line at the grocery store was way too long for my patience. Thanks again!

    2. What (if any) is the fundamental difference between ramen and saimin? I know there are different varieties of ramen (ie shoyu, miso, tonkatsu) which pertain to the broth. I always assumed the term ramen was based on the noodles. The noodles are the same thickness and the broth is usually shoyu based in saimin. Is it just a Hawaiian pigeon thing or what?