Wednesday, September 1, 1999


By Kathryn Bender, Star-Bulletin

Spicy fried saimin

If you are a fan of the fried saimin at Jumbos, you can satisfy your cravings at home and you can do it Korean-style.

Since 1996, Jumbos has been selling packages of saimin-ready-to-fry, but in the last few months a Korean flavor has turned up in supermarkets -- look in the refrigerated sections near the tofu and other fresh noodles.

Rod Sugai, Jumbos manager, says the company is testing other flavors, among them a Filipino-style and li hing mui. "The sky's the limit on this."

Fried saimin is a signature dish at the 32-year-old drive-in. Reproducing it at home is a simple matter: Rinse the noodles off under running water while stir-frying your choice of vegetables. Drain noodles well, then add to the vegetables and stir in the pre-packaged sauce.

The noodles sell for about $2.50 for a 15-ounce package that serves 2-4 people, depending on whether their appetites are normal or Jumbo-sized.

Mammogram coupons to be distributed

Forty free mammogram coupons will be distributed to qualified women 40 and older, on a first-come, first-served basis at the Kalihi Stream Chevron, 2160 N. King St., between 6:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8.

Hawaii First Lady Vicky Cayetano and former House Vice Speaker and breast cancer survivor Jackie Young will be at the station to help promote breast cancer awareness.

Chevron is partnering with St. Francis Medical Center and the Hawaii chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in the "Give Breast Cancer the Buck" program. Between Monday and Sept. 26, Chevron will match donations to the foundation, made at participating stations, up to $15,000.

During the same time period, participating stations will also be offering a free "Breast Care Fast Facts for Women" audiocassette featuring health tips, including the American Cancer Society's three-step program for breast care that includes conducting monthly self-examinations, visiting a health provider regularly for clinical breast examinations and receiving regular mammograms, every one to two years beginning at age 40.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among women ages 35 to 54. One in nine American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Eighty percent of women diagnosed have no known risk factors.

For more information, call the Susan G. Komen Foundation at 973-5967 ext. 4.

Registration is also being taken by the foundation for the Hawaii Race for the Cure, taking place beginning 6 a.m. Sept. 26 at Kapiolani Park. The cost to sign up is $18 before Sept. 18; $22 after that date on race day.

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