WAHIAWA (KFVE) -- Just in time for the cold, rainy weather, Russ and Lyle head to central Oahu to warm up in this week's Cheap Eats.
When you think of comfort food, at the top of that list has to be a big bowl of hot saimin. And this week's Cheap Eats is at a saimin institution – Shige's saimin stand in Wahiawa.
At Shige's it's all about fresh. They literally make their noodles fresh every day. They start off with raw flour.
"Add the water, the salt, the eggs and we hand mix it," says worker Ross. "So just flour, water, eggs and salt…and other things. This has been done for years and years. The machine is from 1957. It was brought from Japan." That machine mixes 300 pounds of flour, and after all that work it ends up in the bowl. The saimin at Shige's is just as you would expect it. But if you'd like it fried, they got you covered with their fried saimin. Or if you'd like udon style, they have fried udon.
But if you want to go the non-saimin route, Shige's has plate lunches too. They have hamburger steak that comes with rice, mac salad and corn. You can also go with the traditional cheeseburger, hamburger or teri beef on a hamburger bun. They also have barbeque meat sticks, which you can also use to top off a bowl of saimin.
Shige's saimin stand is in Wahiawa on Kukui Street.
70 Kukui St # 108