A staple in Hawai‘i for generations, saimin continues to be a favorite treat for kids of all ages. 

Starting with one egg, two kamaboko (fish cake), and three onions, count each ingredient from one to ten in English and Hawaiian and watch the bowl of saimin grow yummier and yummier.

Take 1•2•3 Saimin in Hawai‘i with you the next time you eat out—not only will your kids be entertained while they wait, they’ll build up a hearty appetite for reading! 

Illustrator: Jamie Meckel