I finally found the shirataki noodles! I couldn't find them at any local grocery stores, and my Trader Joe's doesn't carry them. So, I headed to a local asian market, and sure enough they had lots of them!
I bought the Hana Brand - regular shirataki noodles (not the tofu). I rinsed them well AND boiled them for 5 minutes. Yes, they did smell yucky/fishy when I opened them, but they were fine after the rinsing and cooking. I had no problem at all with the texture. Thanks to Nelie for posting a no cook asian peanut sauce recipe the other day, which I made and used over the noodles, along with sliced red bell pepper, mushrooms, and onion. The peanut sauce is outstanding, and I LOVED this meal!!! Even better, so did my type 1 diabetic DH, and I'm super happy about that.
Ok, here's my question... if the alimentary paste (made from yam flour and calcium hydroxide) is basically just fiber (hence the no calories and almost no carbs), then why is there also NO FIBER CONTENT???
From what I've been reading, these noodles are high in fiber, filling, etc., so I was really surprised to find that they have 0 fiber. I was hoping it would be another high fiber food for me.
If anyone can explain the fiber paradox to me, I would greatly appreciate it.