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Old 01-18-2017, 12:06 PM   #1
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Have you tried Oat Fiber Shirataki Noodles?

I just received a case of oat fiber shirataki noodles, linguine style.
Previously, I had only tried the pure konjac variety.

I am impressed. These look VERY much like regular egg noodles. No taste, of course, but the texture is NOT slimy and resembles al dente pasta with a little chew to it. Even DH liked them.

I still have numerous packages of the plain konjac but I don't mind them. It's just that THESE are BETTER. :jumpy:

My updated system for using them is: Dump into a strainer (ignore somewhat fishy smell), rinse, rinse, rinse. Dump into pan of boiling water with a squeeze of lemon for three minutes. Drain well, then put back in pan to evaporate some of the water off. Sauce as desired or put in soup broth.

I read through the entire thread of making your own noodles from konjac and oat fiber. Was quite tempted to try. But, laziness and convenience won out. Besides, I'm currently working on grit-free chocolate and gluten-free (or nearly) LC bread and buns that have a more bread flavor.

So, if you're not in the mood for LC pasta making right now but can/will eat the shiratiaki plain, try the oat fiber type. I don't know if the other cuts resemble regular pasta in the same way the linguine do.

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Old 01-18-2017, 06:50 PM   #2
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Ginny: definitely going to try this. Did you feel the sauce stuck better than the regular konjac noodles?
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Where did you find these newwwwwwwwwwwwwwdles?
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I saw these on Konjac Foods website but you had to buy 24 packs at a time. Were you able to buy a single pack? If I don't like them, I don't want to be stuck with 23 more packs.
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Carolyn, yes, I did feel the sauce absorbed better after standing for five to ten minutes.

Barbo (and I hope you are feeling much better, dear lady), it's on the Konjac site.

Redeemed, no, I had to buy a case. If you don't like them, perhaps you have a low-carving friend or neighbor? I'd buy them from you if you lived in my neck of the woods! I think Nasoya makes a similar noodle that is available retail. I've seen them at Wal-Mart and Publix. You could try that first even though they are not identical to the ones I bought.

I am happy enough with this noodle to do more experimenting. I love a good cold pasta salad in summer and can eat my weight in peanut-sauced noodles.

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Carolyn, yes, I did feel the sauce absorbed better after standing for five to ten minutes.

I think Nasoya makes a similar noodle that is available retail. I've seen them at Wal-Mart and Publix.
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The Nasoya ones I've gotten from Walmart are called "Pasta Zero" and have several ingredients: Water, Konjac Flour, Chickpea Flour, Potato Starch, Calcium Hydroxide, Reduced Iron, Folic Acid. I've tried these several times and don't particularly like them--in fact I like the House Tofu shiratake much better, which I can get at my local health food stores and at any large Asian market.

I am very intrigued by the oat fiber version, but the shipping is almost half the price of the noodles and they require Paypal, which I don't have. It sounds like the taste/texture/sauce-soaking properties are better than the plain shiratake noodles. Have you tried the tofu shiratake noodles and if so, how do they compare to those?

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Old 01-19-2017, 12:45 PM   #7
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dianafoot, I was wrong about the Nasoya noodles at retail outlets. The only ones I could find today have the chickpea flour and potato starch.

I bought a package and will try them. Then I will be able to give you a comparison to the Konjac oat fiber noodles.

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Old 01-19-2017, 01:27 PM   #8
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Netrition should carry these- I would love to try them!
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I've had the pasta zero noodles at WM..they are slightly better than the straight shirataki
noodles..The best so far are the House Tofu Shirataki noodles..But, waiting for the Oat Fiber
review..Need to get some..Would love Netrition to get them.
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Carolyn, I gave the Oat Fiber Konjac noodles review in my original post. What I have NOT reviewed - because I haven't tried them yet - are the Nasoya chickpea flour/potato starch noodles.

I really like the oat fiber noodles. Found a post by an Asian lady who rinses, drains, and microwaves the noodles several times before using. She says it gives better texture. I'' try that and report.

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Just tried Nasoya Noodles with chickpea flour/potato starch

These are very good and very similar to the Konjac oat fiber noodles. I like the look of the Konjac oat fiber linguine a bit better but taste and texture are almost identical. There is NO slimy mouth feel. Noodles have a bit of "al dente" chew.

I followed the method of preparation found in a post (don't remember where) given by an Asian lady. If you don't microwave, this is not for you.

You need a strainer that is micro safe. I have an OXO Good Grips Silicone Steamer. Open bag of noodles, dump into strainer, rinse, and drain. Put strainer on a plate or in a bowl. Microwave two minutes. Pour out resulting liquid. Fluff noodles with a fork. Micro another two minutes and drain. If there is still a lot of liquid, do it again. This is rare. Noodles are now ready to sauce or add to soup.

For a quick snack, I topped the noodles with a bit of Japanese toasted sesame oil, a chopped green onion, and some soy sauce.

If ordering a large quantity of noodles is not for you, you can find Nasoya in most supermarkets and Walmart.

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Thanks, Ginny. I'm ordering some.
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I went to Konjac Foods, but $40 bucks with shipping is a bit steep for me.
Hopefully Netrition will order it for us.

It looks soooo goood!
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It seems, on the surface, that the price of $40 is a bit steep, BUT you get 24 bags of 8.8 ounces. This is about $1.67 per bag (if my math is right!). I pay more than that at my local Walmart. They may be cheaper at an Asian store, but the closest Asian store for me is about 45 minutes away.
The Konjac site also has a very wide variety of noodles, which may or may not be important to some.

I have noticed quite an uptick in "brands" of these noodles. I suspect that, like many things, the noodles are made by only a few companies who then put different labels on them. These other-branded "diet" noodles are significantly more expensive.

I also think it would be great if Netrition would carry them. Have to wonder though if shipping costs would increase.

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. Have to wonder though if shipping costs would increase.

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Why? Just curious, because Netrition already sells shirataki noodles, packed in water the same way. Not to mention loads of other heavy things like coffee syrups and canned goods
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Dottie, I sure hope I'm wrong and you're right!
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She's right. No reason for an increase...

I say God bless Netrition.
I live way out here on West Coast.
No matter how much my order weighs I pay their very reasonable shipping
costs.
BTW ms. RexsreineSC. How is that white bread coming along?
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Hi Ginny, remember me, we use to shop together and cook in your kitchen in Scottsdale. So you finally made it to NC and are now in SC, lol. I live in Austin Texas now and have 6 grandchildren. I miss trying new recipes of the lowcarb life style with you. I remember your sour dough bread. I hope your happy with your move.

I hope netrition gets these noodles too.

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Barbo, I'm the one who used to do a lower carb sourdough. Somewhere, there are lengthy posts and pictures of my "sourdough saga" days. I'm back to that, but this time, hopefully, minus the large quantities of wheat protein isolates and wheat gluten. I have an eight-year old sourdough starter I'm currently trying to resurrect... It's taking its time... My plan is to get the starter going, use a small quantity of it for flavor, include a bit of Einkorn, but keep the majority of "flour" as oat fiber, resistant starch, coconut flour, flax, and protein powder. I'm aware this may turn out to be a complete bust!

Debbie, yup, we're now out of AZ and now in SC. Remember well our forays into LC together. Happy you are settled and have all those grand babies! Wish I knew someone around here who was into LC cooking. Thanks for the post, Deb.
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Wow, these sound great! I really don't mind the regular shiritake noodles - esp. with Asian dishes - after I learned how to prepare them correctly. But these sound like a big step up, for sure.

So I'm off to the large Asian grocery this morning, and if that doesn't pan out, I'm ordering a case.

CarolynF, where are you in Kansas? Would you be interested in half a case of linguine? I could take them to your DD at Whole Foods to bring to you.
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Yeah, I've kind of burned out on endlessly tweaking "Gluc Noodles", and am ready to throw in the towel on that adventure.

That said, I DO really like the pasta I make with LC Foods Pasta Flour: following the basic recipe on the back of the bag, the pasta is very much like a whole wheat pasta, and 1 Carb per ounce!!! Further, it has a pleasant mild "buttery" taste. I use it in casseroles, soups and Italian dishes, and highly recc'd. it. The flour is $10 / pound, but I sent them a fan letter and they cut me a good deal on 5 lbs.
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Sunny: we are in Independence...SE corner. Thanks for the offer to split, but we aren't going to KC in the near future.

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Marketplace (the radio show) is going to be broadcasting soon from 3 cities named Independence, in KS, MO, and Iowa. Talking to average Americans...are Low Carbers "average"?

The Asian grocery didn't have Oat Fiber Shiritake, but I did get a bunch of flavored shiritake noodles: carrot, spinach, pumpkin and seaweed. Between all that and the case of Oat Fiber Linguine I ordered, I hope I don't lose my taste for the stuff! The idea of decent noodles with practically no calories is pretty enticing.

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Sunny, they were at our local coffee shop on Saturday before I got there.
Oh, let us know how the flavored shiratake is.
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As soon as I saw the post from Ginny, I went to the site and ordered a case. She's right!! They have a wonderful texture, unlike the regular shirataki and seem to take on the flavor of the sauce. I haven't eaten them alone, but mixed w/ 8 oz box of Fiber Gourmet spaghetti after cooking the Fiber Gourmet. I also took Ginny's advice on rinsing, then draining them and putting them in the microwave and draining the water off. Then I put them in a bowl with paper towel on the bottom to draw more moisture off of them. Mixed them in with the Fiber Gourmet spaghetti after draining it and ladled sauce over. I could not tell the difference. SO much better than plain glucomannan noodles.
I'm glad I bought the case, they will be used up, that's for sure.
Next test is to see what hubbys blood sugar will be in the morning.
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