Saimin Starts Here 6 Days Each Week

Ross Shigeoka starts his day at 6:30 a.m. by mixing and rolling dough for the noodles he serves at Shige’s Saimin Stand in Wahiawa.

He cuts the dough using this 1950s-vintage Japanese machine to produce 60 to 80 pounds of noodles every day, enough for about 400 servings. Noodles are in his blood: His grandparents operated a saimin stand in Haleiwa, and he and his wife, Joann, opened their restaurant in 1990.

TimeThursday, 9:04 a.m.
Location: Shige’s Saimin Stand
Photographer: Aaron K. Yoshino
Categories: Parting Shot, Small Business