Nori’s Saimin & Snacks – Hilo, HI

We made a grave mistake this night. We didn’t complete our research in full and missed out on bringing home omiyage from Nori’s Saimin & Snacks. Yes, this trip I missed out on my favorite Chocolate Mochi Cake. Maybe it’s for the better, I probably would have gobbled that thing down before sharing it with anyone. The food here? I like the variety on the menu but I am pretty sure it had plenty of MSG because I was thirsty all night. The workers are nice but they were very busy with very little help, it was a bit of a mess. And hot. So hot. I will not miss the lack of air conditioning at restaurants in Hilo, lol. This post will include some random other things since I didn’t have much to share from Nori’s.

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Curly Ramen Won Ton – Large Special

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Special bowls comes with one BBQ chicken stick. The chicken stick was hard, not great.

Next couple of pictures consist of the decor inside of Big Island Candies. I like how detailed they are!

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It’s a bit random to share a shave ice picture but I really really enjoyed this one! I got it fromĀ Da Hawaiian Brain Freeze Shave Ice & Ice Cream. How can you go wrong? This is their Keiki Size. KEIKI. Cute they serve it with a genki sushi kine plate underneath. I got lilikoi with li hing powder. It was perfection. Perfectly shaved ice, nice syrup and the li hing powder was not at all sour and complemented the dessert so nicely. I would definitely return here!

3 comments

  1. jalna says:

    I went to Nori’s once a long time ago and was really disappointed with my saimin. It was like they didn’t stir the noodles while it was boiling and I ended up with a clump all stuck together. And yes, the help was not too helpful then too.

  2. Arlene says:

    I’ve had Nori’s chocolate mochi cake before at one of Shirokiya’s (now defunct?) Island Fairs. I liked Nori’s a lot. It has something extra I think compared to the home recipes I’ve tried. Welcome back again to blogging!

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