That being said, I almost exclusively eat the Asian style ones made only from konjac flour, and rarely eat the Italian/American style ones made with tofu. I just haven't had great luck with them, partly because I have yet to create a recipe that I really love. Nevertheless, when I was offered samples of House Foods' version, I decided to give them a shot.
Not only was I quite impressed with them, I came up with a pretty awesome recipe that may just get added into the regular rotation!
So, if you haven't tried shirataki noodles yet, here is why you should:
- Compared with regular grain or starch noodles, they are significantly lower in calories and carbs (and calorie and carb-free if you go with the konjac flour only kind!);
- Shirataki noodles are quick to prepare;
- Shirataki noodles are grain-free, gluten-free and vegan.
House Foods now also sells konjac only traditional style shirataki noodles, as well as Smart Noodle, which are fortified with omega-3 and fibre.
If you are trying to cut calorie and/or carbs, eliminate gluten, or just trying to improve your health, definitely give these noodles a try!
Disclosure: I received the noodles at no charge, but all opinions on this blog are my own.