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Hamura's Saimin Stand in Kauai, Hawaii
Hamura's Saimin Stand
Price: $4.75 to $7
Scoping it out: Rub shoulders with politicians, agricultural workers, retirees and savvy tourists at the counters of this locally famous noodle shop, in an aging downtown section of Lihue. We tried the specialty saimin, a steaming, heaping bowl of ham, Chinese cabbage, pork won ton, roast pork and saimin noodles in a hearty pork broth ($6.50). Also terrific: the teriyaki beef or chicken sticks ($1.75). Great for lunch, but expect to wait.
Large chicken noodle bowl with teriyaki beef stick on the side.