Post # 1
I am a HUGE pasta lover, and mostly cook with multi grain or wheat pasta. But I recently came across shirataki noodles and wanted the skinny. Has anyone tried them? Are they actually good? I’m thinking that based on the description, that they may be similar in texture to rice noodles?
I’ve tried making spaghetti squash, but lets be real, its not like pasta, esp when you try to add sauce 🙂 So before I try another pasta alternative I wanted to get honest opinions before I search down the stores that carry them.
Post # 3
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
Yes. They are GROSS. GROSS. GROSS. They are not the same consistency as rice noodles.
Post # 5
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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 # 6
Thank yall for your honest opinions. I am a pretty picky eater, and based on your responses, I don’t think I will like these.
Thank you for helping me save my time 🙂
Post # 7
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
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
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.