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Saimin in San Diego?

shachi Dec 27, 2007 06:45 AM

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

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    oerdin RE: shachi Dec 27, 2007 05:32 PM


    "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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      shachi RE: oerdin Dec 28, 2007 03:13 PM

      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!

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      daimyo RE: shachi Dec 28, 2007 06:19 AM

      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?

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