To Feature Open Mic, & Talk Story
January 12th Gathering at Maui Tropical Plantation
(News article published on Jan 6, 2016 by Maui Now)
KAHULUI, HI – Did you know the word, “saimin” was cooked up in Hawaiʻi? Its origins are unclear but most think it is a linguistic mash-up between the thin Chinese noodle called saifun and the popular Japanese noodle soup named ramen. Whatever its origins, saimin is a popular anytime dish in the islands, featured even in our McDonalds menus.
A “make your own saimin bar” will be featured at the next Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Business Talk Story at 5:30 PM, Tuesday, January 12 at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu. Caterer Hoaplili Ane will offer up an ono array of toppings for steaming bowls of saimin. Guests will also enjoy a selection of Chinese bao (manapua) to ring in a new year of new business opportunities. Saimin toppings including char siu, wonton, roast pork, shrimp, fish cake and an array of fresh Maui-grown vegetables.
“With the cooler nights of January everyone can warm up with a hot bowl of saimin, some networking and talk story,” said MNHCoC President Doreen Pua Canto. “We always have a lot of fun at our Open Mic nights so it’s a happy way for us to launch 2016.” During the Open Mic session, MNHCoC members may promote their businesses, urge support for local nonprofit causes and events or even tell a joke or two.
Prepaid admission is $20 for members or $25 for non-members who pay online in advance. Advance payment may be made through PayPal on www.mnhcoc.org. Members who wish to pay at the door will be charged $25 or $30 for non-members. To reserve your spot please visit www.mnhcoc.org or call 808-633-3079 by Sunday, January 10.
MNHCoC’s mission is “to promote and sustain Hawaiian values and culture, and enhance the socio-economic status of Native Hawaiians in business and as individuals.” Membership is open to anyone with an interest in perpetuating the spirit of Aloha through commerce, culture and community. The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce welcomes Hawaiians and Hawaiians at Heart to share in their mission.