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Old 06-07-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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Tofu Sirataki noodles...

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Old 06-07-2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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The skinny spaghetti is ok, but the thick fettuccini is unbearable to me! Very rubbery...
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:08 PM   #3
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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I buy the angel hair type and I soak it in water for awhile and clean it a few times before cooking it. I also find that frying it in butter first helps a lot.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #5
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I buy the angel hair type and I soak it in water for awhile and clean it a few times before cooking it. I also find that frying it in butter first helps a lot.
If you squeeze lemon juice on it the "fishy" small goes away completely.

I learned that from someone on this board but I don't remember who. Now I can eat them with no problem, so thanks to whomever it was!
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:04 PM   #6
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I have learned to like them but it took a while. I love the fact that the tofu noodles are low carb. It was the texture that I had to get over. Now,I can have veg soup with noodles, stir fry, spaghetti, etc. I eat about 3 packages a week and they are so filling.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:37 PM   #7
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The Nasoya brand is the only kind I like. I like to make my own version of Ramen noodles with them.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:35 AM   #8
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They're great added to stir-fry. If I'm having them alone, I boil them for a few minutes & enjoy them with just butter, grated Parmesan, pepper, garlic, & onion.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:40 PM   #9
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I just tried them for the first time for dinner. I fried them in butter with some shrimp and bacon and a couple of tablespoons of salsa. Except for the texture (which I will get used to), they did the job. I won't be craving them but they are an option for me!
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Old 06-10-2013, 11:04 AM   #10
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:47 PM   #11
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:51 PM   #12
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:25 PM   #13
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I prefer the shirataki noodles without tofu as I am opposed to tofu in general but interms of palitalility, the noodles with tofu are better in my opinion.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:53 PM   #14
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Looks like you love 'em or hate 'em. No "meh"
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:41 AM   #15
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I can eat them but only as part of an Asian-style dish. They just do NOT do it for me as a regular pasta substitute. I'd rather have zoodles (zucchini "noodles") or spaghetti squash.
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Old 06-13-2013, 01:24 PM   #16
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Just bought a package each of the tofu ones and the regular ones. Sometimes I don't tolerate soy very well, but I'm going to try those first since they are substantially cheaper and some people on here have said the soy ones taste better. I'm going to do a comparison of the two with the same sauce and see which I like better.
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:26 PM   #17
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My asian market sells regular Shirataki (yam noodle) for $2.50 for a 14oz package. The nice lady (who also teaches chinese food cooking classes) told me "I've been selling these for 38 years, and now some TV doctor says they're great and sells them for twice what we do and they are all the rage."

I went hunting for them today after watching some youtube videos about them. Looked in a couple of supermarkets - nothing - then went to the asian market - 5 feet from the front door in a fridge cabinet. I got 5 "regular" and 1 seaweed flavored. No tofu versions. They did also have "yam cake" same stuff only a block like tofu. 0 calories, <1 carb per serving.
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I only like the spaghetti type and cut them in small pieces with scissors while I am cleaning them in a strainer. Favorite is mixed with Chicken, Chili Paste and Peppers.
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My asian market sells regular Shirataki (yam noodle) for $2.50 for a 14oz package. The nice lady (who also teaches chinese food cooking classes) told me "I've been selling these for 38 years, and now some TV doctor says they're great and sells them for twice what we do and they are all the rage."

I went hunting for them today after watching some youtube videos about them. Looked in a couple of supermarkets - nothing - then went to the asian market - 5 feet from the front door in a fridge cabinet. I got 5 "regular" and 1 seaweed flavored. No tofu versions. They did also have "yam cake" same stuff only a block like tofu. 0 calories, <1 carb per serving.
The yam cake is good for slicing yourself into thicker noodles similar to fettuccine or something like that.
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:11 AM   #20
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Wasn't crazy about them. The texture got to me.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:32 AM   #21
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Dana Carpenter has the best trick for cooking these. Rinse well (really well). Nuke for 90 seconds. Rinse and drain again. Nuke again. Drain. The double rinse/nuke seems to get rid of the fishyness. Then they are hot and ready to eat. I add a little cream cheese and cheddar for quick mac-n-cheese.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:36 PM   #22
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If you rinse them for a few minutes under running water, and then boil them for a few minutes they come out like ramen noodles with no odor or flavor. We made shrimp shirataki alfredo last night. good.
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I much prefer the tofu version over the plain yam ones -- better mouth feel. But the plain ones don't need to be in the fridge whereas the tofu version does. So I don't get the tofu ones in the summer as mine have to come mailorder. I'm getting ready to fix LC stroganoff today and will use my last tofu noodles with it. Delish!
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When I discovered them, I tried to love them--once the fishy smell was rinsed off, but it was short lived. Now that I am back on LC, I wouldn't touch them if you paid me! I prefer zucchini ribbons, which are much less of a hassle and a lot cheaper to make!
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If they are rinsed well the fishy smell goes away, but the weird texture remains. I like them in soup or stir fry, but not as a pasta substitute (ie, with pasta sauce).
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Dana Carpenter has the best trick for cooking these. Rinse well (really well). Nuke for 90 seconds. Rinse and drain again. Nuke again. Drain. The double rinse/nuke seems to get rid of the fishyness. Then they are hot and ready to eat. I add a little cream cheese and cheddar for quick mac-n-cheese.
Totally...There is a huge difference between the tofu brand and the plain brand without the tofu..Huge..

I do like the tofu brand and there really isn't that much soy in them at all.
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