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mammoth357
07-11-2012, 11:48 AM
Hi All:
I have been looking for the zero cal miracle noodles in my area and cannot find them. I did stumble on House Foods Tofu Shiratki noodles this morning in the produce section of my local chain market (Hannaford Foods).
You can see them at
http://www.house-foods.com/Tofu/tofu_shirataki.aspx
They come in an 8oz bag...Angel Hair, Fettuccine, Spaghetti....
They have 20 calories to half a bag (4 oz)...
3 total carbs
2 fiber
0 sugar
1 protein
Gluten & Dairy free

Bought a package to try as 20 calories is not going to change my program any, and 1 net carb, well...not a problem.
Just sharing the info...have no idea if they are any good as making them tonight with roasted pork tenderloin so will know then. I have never in my life had tofu so this should be fun!
Have a great day!
Jake


mammoth357
07-11-2012, 11:51 AM
PS: These are packed in water...you have to rinse them, then boil for like 2-3 minutes and then use them how you want. I will use in a veggie stir fry with my olive oil and herbs and spices and lots of hot peppers!

mammasita
07-11-2012, 12:11 PM
Those noodles are pretty awesome....if you can stomach them LOL. I personally can't do it.

Make sure you rinse them very well.....out of the package they have a "fishy" smell. I don't believe you have to boil them either, they are packaged pre-cooked.

There are a few good tips around here with ways to cook them.

Let us know how yours turn out!


LovelyAndLosing
07-11-2012, 01:42 PM
You don't need to boil, but they taste best if you (1) RINSE them WELL; (2) dab them dry with a paper towel; and (3) toss them in a frying pan for a few minutes ... the last step removes more moisture and makes the texture better. And they do best with asian-type sauces. I usually use Braggs Liquid Aminos (it is like soy sauce) and then add onions, green peppers, etc. along in the frying pan!

mammoth357
07-11-2012, 02:12 PM
Sounds good to me! My plan was asian style anyway and I use lots of herbs and spices always so if they pick up the flavor of those and the oil, I am thinking it could be promising!

They sound a whole bunch better then the miracle noodles which (are not tofu) based on the reviews I read...

I am cautiously hopeful and at only $1.79 a package, affordable anyway...

Cheers!
Jake

NOVAScents
07-11-2012, 03:03 PM
I bought some this weekend at our Asian mart. I always forget to add them to things I'm making though, so its a bit of a failure LOL

Rye
07-11-2012, 03:17 PM
I didnt like them the first time I made them (some stir-fry concoction). I think I'd like them better if I put them in a soup.
One thing to remeber is they are tofu, so if you are expecting some kind of spaghetti noodle type thing you will be in for a surprise!

mammoth357
07-11-2012, 03:30 PM
I have never had tofu in my life...so tonight will be a first! I am just hoping to make my meal a bit more filling for me...
Jake

Cas77
07-11-2012, 04:47 PM
I've got 2 packs of those in my fridge that the wife bought and I'm trying to build up the courage to eat them...but every time I hold that gooey slimy bag in my hands I gag a little and can't get myself to cook them. :p

So keep us posted!

mammoth357
07-11-2012, 05:26 PM
Well I am not too brave either, but I AM hungry...haha...so I will give my report tonight after dinner and let you know if they can be made to be any good!
Cheers
Jake

mammoth357
07-11-2012, 06:45 PM
OK...the dinner event is now completed and I am ready to give my report!
I made an oven roasted pork tenderloin with herbs and spices...it was marinaded in 1/4 cup Lo Salt Soy sauce, olive oil (2 tbsp), sea salt, black pepper, minced garlic, powdered sage, and 2 tbsp dijon mustard. Then placed into a bake pan and baked at 350 for 1 hour whcih cooked it the way we like (well).

Tofu Shirataki: First, opening the bag: Cut with scissors and I smell inside the bag: NO SMELL at all...ZIP! And I mean no smell to them! Cool so far...
I made the Spaghetti version... I dumped the noodles into a collander and rinsed well and then dumped them onto paper towels to drain. Then into a hot fry pan with 2 spoonfuls of the marinade I had set aside from earlier and tossed them good with that sauce on med-high heat. They took on the color and flavor of the marinade perfectly. That being said:

Texture: EXACTLY like slightly over-cooked Ramen noodles...very comfortable to eat,...not overly mushy but "somewhat" mushy.
Taste: As the marinade I made was awesome, the flavor was awesome too and I totally enjoyed these!

I WILL buy these again and use like a restricted item...as they are 20 calories (1/2 package)...and only 1 net carb.

Delicious, no problem to cook, no odor at all, just awesome!I would think anyone would like these and recommend them. They will only taste as good as you make them taste...you have no idea it is tofu while eating but rather slightly mushy ramen noodles and that is exactly accurate.

Cheers!
Jake

sheilsun
07-13-2012, 03:24 AM
I have tried many of the varieties of shirataki noodles however like Miracle Noodle the best, no calories, carbs or tofu. I prefer the noodles without the tofu! After rinsing well, I boil them, about one minute made sure to pat dry them and then......add to so many dishes and soups..I try to be creative with the many sauces I use..they take on the flavor of whatever I add them to. I check freqently with their Facebook page for wonderful easy recipes too. healthy, helps me with my weight reduction and maintenance program, and delicious..a win win! Hope this helps.

Aussieluver
07-13-2012, 07:33 AM
I was just looking at these in the store. The nutritionist there made a funny face and said, "they smell fishy, so make sure you really RINSE them well." Her face said, "YUCK!!!" I picked up the bag and it was cold an squishy; I put it back!! Thanks for sharing your experience :O))

mammoth357
07-13-2012, 08:03 AM
I think people are confusing the two noodles and their traits.

Miracle Noodles: are not tofu...and stink like fish when you open the package. Zero calories.

House Foods Tofu Shirataki Noodles: is a Tofu product, has no smell, and is 20 calories per 4oz serving.

mompattie
07-13-2012, 09:58 AM
OK...the dinner event is now completed and I am ready to give my report!
I made an oven roasted pork tenderloin with herbs and spices...it was marinaded in 1/4 cup Lo Salt Soy sauce, olive oil (2 tbsp), sea salt, black pepper, minced garlic, powdered sage, and 2 tbsp dijon mustard. Then placed into a bake pan and baked at 350 for 1 hour whcih cooked it the way we like (well).

Tofu Shirataki: First, opening the bag: Cut with scissors and I smell inside the bag: NO SMELL at all...ZIP! And I mean no smell to them! Cool so far...
I made the Spaghetti version... I dumped the noodles into a collander and rinsed well and then dumped them onto paper towels to drain. Then into a hot fry pan with 2 spoonfuls of the marinade I had set aside from earlier and tossed them good with that sauce on med-high heat. They took on the color and flavor of the marinade perfectly. That being said:

Texture: EXACTLY like slightly over-cooked Ramen noodles...very comfortable to eat,...not overly mushy but "somewhat" mushy.
Taste: As the marinade I made was awesome, the flavor was awesome too and I totally enjoyed these!

I WILL buy these again and use like a restricted item...as they are 20 calories (1/2 package)...and only 1 net carb.

Delicious, no problem to cook, no odor at all, just awesome!I would think anyone would like these and recommend them. They will only taste as good as you make them taste...you have no idea it is tofu while eating but rather slightly mushy ramen noodles and that is exactly accurate.

Cheers!
Jake

You are DA MAN!! Thanks for the awesome review!!! I'm going tofu noodle hunting!!! Thanks Jake!

mammoth357
07-13-2012, 01:17 PM
You are very welcome mompattie!
I am going to buy more also...later today!
I have only had them that one time and it was the spaghetti noodles...going to see what other kinds the market has!
Cheers!
Jake

NOVAScents
07-13-2012, 01:53 PM
Last night I made the noodles (rinsed and dried) with WF Alfredo Sauce, SO GOOD!

I did the "pan fry" by spraying my pan with Pam and turning it on high then adding the noodles. I "cooked" them for about 2 minutes and then put garlic powder on them and mixed it in and then added the sauce- sooo yum!!

sprite613
07-14-2012, 12:04 PM
Thanks for the awesome review Jake! I saw these in my health food store a few years ago when we were on a different diet but never tried them. After reading your post I decided to give them a try and got some yesterday when I went to the store for my vitamins. I'm not sure exactly how I'll do them yet, but I like the idea of adding them to my chicken stir-fry, to give it more bulk. I think I'll try them tonight actually (while the hubby is away, which is when I try all new stuff first LOL).

Thanks again and keep up the good work and sharing! :hug:

mammoth357
07-14-2012, 02:07 PM
Nova...That sounds awesome...I will be placing an order with netrition soon and will have to try the ALfredo! I can see saving a tsp EVOO, simmering some minced garlic and then flashing the noodles in it...OMG I am so hungry...haha!

Sprite...just remember they have no odor and no taste till you add them...so make it fun! I am having some tonight wuth my chicken stir-fry and I go HOT as in hot sauce and hot peppers etc

I am so glad I found these!

Cheers
Jake

Delgen
07-14-2012, 03:22 PM
I have never had tofu in my life...so tonight will be a first! I am just hoping to make my meal a bit more filling for me...
Jake

Jake, I have attached an excellent recipe I created using tofu. See what you think!

sweetsloan
07-16-2012, 07:04 PM
I found one this weekend at albertsons for $1.69 in the asian section. Its called Shirataki Noodles, but made from 100% Yams!!! it is a 0/0/0 product, so 100% FREE!!

I have not tried it but will report back.

mammoth357
07-16-2012, 07:56 PM
delgen that sounds delicious, thanks!

sweetsloan, I will def be looking for those! Thanks!
Cheers
Jake

mightbe
07-16-2012, 08:59 PM
I found kelp noodles today and they are awesome! They have 0 cal, 0 fat, 1 carb, 1 fiber, 2 pro. All you need to do is give them a quick rinse, no cooking and no fishy smell! :)

mammoth357
07-16-2012, 09:15 PM
Kelp noodles! Will have those to look into also...THANKS mightbe!
Cheers
Jake