Do you like fried noodles? I do.
I prefer them dry, not "wet" like some places serve them. In Hawaii, most places use saimin for their fried noodles.
In Japan they are called yakisoba sometimes yakiudon depending on the type of noodles that are used. And there are "dry" & "wet" types of fried noodles here too.
To me, the "wet" types are on the mushy side.
One day, while I was surfing around, I came across a place in Waipahu that is supposed to serve "the best" fried saimin at Sato's Okazuya.
I had never heard of this place before, but wanted to check them out. So after an errand in Waipahu, we picked up the small size to divide amongst my mom, dad and I for lunch...US$4 + tax.
Their small was rather large because when they measure out the serving, they use a paper tray, no weighing, then just heap it on afterwards.
The noodles are dry, chewy, almost al dente, there is a lot of flavor from the spam, char siu and other veggies that are in there too.
While they do have other items on their menu (which we didn't order), I think this one is their star.
Even if you come before the lunch crowd, be prepared to wait, they are constantly making new batches of fried saimin to keep up with the orders.
Do I think they make the best? Maybe and I would definitely go back here to get some when the craving hits me.
94-235 Hanawai Circle (Y-H building across parking lot of Waipahu Festival Marketplace)
p.s. today is Umi no Hi (Ocean Day) in Japan, a national holiday, unfortunately, I hear there may be a typhoon approaching the Pacific coastlines of Okinawa & Japan, stay safe you guys!