So I just had my first bowl of Saimin....
.... from McDonald's
............... Yes, McDonalds'
.... no not some cutesy place named Chun McDonald's Bowl of Saimin
I mean McDonalds... WASP McDonalds.... like red headed Ronald... in the U.S.
(Well granted Hawaii is really a foreign country)
I mean how can you go into the Temple of Evil Junk Food Imperialism and not order it... right? Yes, I know its bound to be a terrible version... heck they can't even make Burgers well there right?
But what is done is done. My first bowl of Saimin... clear.... very, very clear broth with a bunch of noodles, a few floating pieces of Nori & the red & white swirl slices of processed seafood (can't remember the name). My first impression is that it had a strong fish smell... very plain & clean... and neither the noodles or broth had much flavor to it... they were just aromatized with some kind of fish flakes. I didn't like it at first.... so I went on & finished my Double Cheeseburger & Taro Pie... but as I sat there waiting patiently for my wife & daughter to finish eating... I kept going back and having some more... it started to grow on me.
Please educate me on what I can expect if I go have an exceptional bowl of Saimin.