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Shirataki Noodles


We stock Japanese Shirataki noodles.
Shirataki noodles are low fat, low calorie noodles.
As a result they don't have a taste of their own. Instead they readily absborb the flavours of dishes they are cooked in. They are good in broths, soups, stews etc.

Traditionally they are used in a dish called Sukiyaki.

They are ready to eat from the pack and can be added directly into the dish you are cooking,
but some prefer to boil them a little first. You need to drain the liquid they are packed in and rinse them.

Not to be confused with Tofu shirataki noodles which are currently available in the USA, not UK.


More about Japanese Shirataki noodles...
Shirataki noodles are thin, translucent, gelatinous traditional Japanese noodles made from the starch from the roots of the Konjac plant which grows in subtropical and tropical parts of eastern Asia; a yamlike tuber known as "Devil's Tongue".

The word shirataki means "white waterfall," alluding to the appearance of these noodles.
Also known as konnyaku and elephant yam (not related to any other species of yam), shirataki noodles have very low caloric or digestible content, mostly consisting of a water-soluble dietary fiber called glucomannan.

They largely lack flavor by themselves, but absorb the dominant flavors of the soup or dish to which they're added, so they can be easily combined with other ingredients such as tofu, garlic, vegetables, Sukiyaki Sauce or simply soy sauce.

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