Noodles, shmoodles. Who doesn’t like noodles!? This place is known not only for noodles like saimin, chow fun and dry noodles but also a delicious flaky pastry called manju, which is filled with sweetened lima beans. Mmm… lima beans. Remember that Sam Sato’s broth is made the old-fashioned way: from scratch. Everything is better from scratch and Maui Time Weekly readers seem to agree! Open Mon-Sat, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 1750 Wili Pa Loop, Wailuku, 244-7124.
runner-up (tie): house of saimin. lahaina shopping center, 667-7572/ba-le. lahaina cannery mall, 661-5566. (lg)