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Kaua‘i's Favorite Recipes


Type of Cuisine: Samoan
Provided By: Mereane Ige
Category: Entree Pupu

Sapasui is a Samoan version of chop suey, or pancit. Sapasui can be served as a side dish, or a meal on its own. A Samoan family gathering isn’t complete without sapasui!


1 lbpork or beef, thinly chopped
1 packagevermicelli noodles
2 tbsvegetable oil
3 clovesgarlic
1onion, finely chopped
3 tbsshoyu
½ cupwater - reserved from cooked noodles
1 packagefrozen vegetables
To tastesalt
To tastepepper


  1. For pork – thinly chop, season with salt & pepper, then boil the meat to remove excess fat. Once cooked, remove the meat from the water. For beef - thinly chop, season with salt & pepper, and sauté in oil.
  2. Prepare the noodles according to the package instructions and cut the noodles using kitchen scissors. Make sure not to overcook and set aside.
  3. In a separate pot, sauté the garlic and onion in the oil.
  4. Add the meat to the pot.
  5. Add the shoyu and mix together
  6. Add the cooked noodles and mix, adding water to combine.
  7. Stir and let simmer over medium heat until water evaporates
  8. Add frozen vegetables and cook for five minutes
  9. (Optional) Thinly chop cabbage and stir in
  10. Add salt and pepper to taste

Recipe submitted by Mereane Ige

Mereane, with her two grandkids, Ava and Lincoln