Calorie Counters - Low Calorie Noodles saved my life (not really, but they're good)

04-26-2013, 05:25 PM
Shirataki noodles! Has anyone tried them?

They have tofu ones that are 20 cals per serving (40 for the whole bag) and Yam ones that are 0 calories.

I found them at Whole Foods market and I use them a few times a week. If cooked well they're pretty good! :D

04-26-2013, 06:54 PM
I've heard mixed reviews on those noodles but I am so tempted to try them out! What do they taste like exactly? Any funky aftertastes?

How do you cook them properly?

04-26-2013, 09:50 PM
I'bve found the best way is to strain them, rinse them with warm water to get the odd smell off.. Then let them dry out for a bit. Cook them in a pan with just a bit of cooking spray. They'll get less stretchy and mushy and then you can add sauce. I enjoy them but only if they're cooked well done.

04-26-2013, 10:16 PM
I love these!

I make mine like Mr. Noodles or Sapporo Ichiban, but dryish.

I rinse them in hot water, then add broth powder to the strained noodles.

I don't cook them, but will try in the future to see what they're like.

04-27-2013, 09:33 AM
I really want to try these, but I can't find them anywhere around here! I checked all the grocery stores, including Trader Joes. We don't have any asian markets near me.

04-27-2013, 08:28 PM
Sounds like something I'll have to try.


04-28-2013, 07:52 AM
I find it hard to believe that any food can be zero calories. I wouldn't trust the calorie count on that one.

04-28-2013, 09:15 AM
Interesting, I guess I'll stick with my 200 calories of angel hair that don't have a funky smell. And provide my body with energy in the form of kcals.

What are you eating the noodles with that you only want them to have 20 calories? Alfredo sauce?

04-28-2013, 09:28 AM
I don't have any experience with the yam ones (which are Japanese, I believe?) but the tofu ones I've tried and use occasionally. I can find them without a problem at stores around here, always with the other tofu products (Tofurkey, veggie hot dogs, etc.).

If you're familiar with Hungry Girl - the website and books - she has a lots of uses for them and tips for using them. Here's a link for more info:

04-30-2013, 12:08 PM
I've never had the Miracle noodle brand, but I do buy tofu shirataki noodles from my local Asian supermarket.

I wrote this before, but the trick is to have them in an Asian style noodle bowl - make a stir fry with a lot of veggies, maybe some protein, and add the rinsed and dried noodles with some broth and strong stir fry sauces (hoisin, sriracha, oyster, etc), and finish with scallion and cilantro or thai basil/mint. I sometimes like to top mine with a poached egg - they're similar to ramen. I wouldn't, for example, top them with marinara or cheese. That flavor doesn't fit with these noodle for me.

If you don't like the texture, you can take the rinsed and dried noodles and spray a nonstick skillet with some oil spray, then crisp them slightly so you end up with something like Hong Kong crispy noodles.