Friday, August 3, 2007

A Quick Bite @ Shiro's

We were running late one day and decided to catch a quickie lunch. As we were around the Waimalu area, we decided to go to Shiro's. There's a lot of places that sell saimin but Shiro's is one of the few that I actually like. For me, I'll eat saimin any place as I love noodles but sometimes there's places where you just savor the experience... Here, they have curly noodles that are chewy...the way local-style saimin should be. And the broth is tasty, not overly salty like some places. I remember when Shiro's first opened and people were saying that they had all of these different varieties of saimin. When I later visited in person, I found out that a lot of the "varieties" included some kind of food item on the side (saimin with _____). These days, I've found that the economy has affected the size of the bowls at Shiro's as the amount you are served is much smaller than I remember.

Here's a "table-view' from the front...


There's all these sayings that Shiro Matsuo (the owner) created and printed out and posted on the walls all over...great for reading while you wait for your food...




A snapshot of the first page of the menu...




And what did I eat? Guess you could call this a carbo-special...a medium saimin, no vegetables (veggies cost extra) and an order of crinkle cut fries...yum!






Shiro's Saimin Haven

98-020 Kamehameha Hwy

2 comments:

mama penguin said...

I had to laugh when I saw the description for the Haole Saimin. Too funny.

Kathy said...

haha, the Haloe Saimin is quite funny! :) I've yet to visit Shiro's though I enjoy reading all his 'poems' and words of wisdom in the ads in the Sunday Honolulu Advertiser's Dining Out section!