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Shiro’s Saimin Haven celebrates 50 years in Hawaii

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Shiro’s Saimin celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Anthony Valencia and daughter Dorian Pagaduan place lunch orders at Shiro’s Saimin Haven in Waimalu.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Linda Matsuo, owner of Shiro’s Saimin Haven, and her son, general manager Bryce Fuji­moto, with a 2008 issue of “Dining Out” featuring founder Shiro Matsuo.

Some 50 years ago, a plain bowl of saimin was sold everywhere. It was Franz Shiro Matsuo who “dared to glorify and glamorize saimin as it has never been done before,” coming up with more than 60 combinations. Read more

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