(Closed) Shirataki Noodles?

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
2140 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

IF they are what I think they are (I don’t often look at English names of stuff) I don’t think are similar consistency to rice noodles. More of a clear bean noodle (sometimes called glass noodles) consistency.

Again if they are what I think they are they will work best in a broth because they absorb liquid. Won’t work as well in a “Italian pasta” scenario.

Post # 4
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yes. They are GROSS. GROSS. GROSS. They are not the same consistency as rice noodles.

Post # 5
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I wanted to like them SO BAD. I even bought them four separate times. Everytime, hated them.  Just not for me.  Hungry Girl loves them but I just cannot stomach it.  I’d rather have just a little pasta or something else entirely.  In my experience, when you open the pouch, it smells like gross fish (and I’m a vegetarian whose least favorite animal to have around is fish), and after cooked, I find the texture to be slimey (spelling?) and chewy, hard to swallow.  I apologize for my review if anyone loves them, but that’s my honest experience!

Edited to add: they are nothing like rice noodles, I love rice noodles!

Post # 7
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yeah, you also want to be aware of how much processed soy you consume. I would recommend mung bean noodles/cellophane noodles – best in Asian style dishes though, probably not great for European style dishes. 

Post # 8
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Even you have tried these before, you have to try them again with my great hint. I had them once about 6 months ago and thought they were disgusting. Then I found a wonderful secret online and tried them again and LOVE them.

Here’s the secret. They do smell a littly fishy so you need to rinse them really well. Then you place them in a dry frying pan on low-medium heat. This evaporates the water in them and makes them way less chewy. I even got my fiance to try them and he was shocked how good they were.

Now, of course they don’t taste like pasta, but I love it as a subsitute while trying to lose some lbs.

Post # 9
1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I use them all the time. You need to rinse them and microwave or boil them to get some of the liquid out of them…they leech a bit of water if you don’t. It also takes the unique odour out of them.

I love them with spicy peanut sauce or curry.



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