Tofu Shirataki noodles
A healthy alternative to pasta! I heard so many good/positive reviews about Shirataki that I decided to try it out for myself. I found them in the (Tofu section?) of my local Publix, basically in the produce section. The entire 8oz bag was only 40 calories, and the noodle itself is made from the root of the Konnyaku - a member of the yam family and tofu. And the price wasn't too bad at $2.39 (+ tax of course). It comes in three different varieties: Spaghetti, Fettuccine and Angel hair. Plus I was digging all the health claims on the package.
LOW CARB (only 3g of carbs per serving)
LOW CALORIE (20 calories per 4 oz serving)
CONTAINS 10% CALCIUM
and GUILT-FREE (Oh YEA!)
The authentic aroma (LOL HA! Authentic) wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, kind of fishy. I rinsed the noodles thoroughly and heated them in the microwave for 1 minute per directions so why did my noodles come out smelling like hair relaxer?? That was my 1st red flag. You can also parboil the noodles but Uhhhh yea I was being lazy so anyways, I washed and re-heated the noodles at least 3 times to try and get rid of the
relaxer smell authentic aroma. (2nd red flag)
Once I had the noodles smelling to my satisfaction, I added them to my chicken to make Chicken Lo mein.
Tasty meal indeed right?!
It was soooo not what I was expecting and I was highly disappointed. The noodles were very chewy and rubbery. I can't even begin to describe the taste, all I can think to say is blah! It tasted nothing like pasta, didn't even remind me of past except for the shape. Sadly I couldn't stomach to eat anymore. I had cereal for dinner that night.