A Simple Low Carb Noodles Recipe Using Shirataki Noodles

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A simple low carb noodles recipe using shirataki noodles, fresh tomato, and fried beancurd rolls.

Shirataki noodles are made from the konjac yam. It is thin, translucent and gelatinous. It is often used to make keto dishes as it is very low in calories and carbohydrates. 

The first time I came across this type of noodles is in Xndo food. Xndo is a food brand selling health food for weight loss and digestive health. They claimed to provide a practical, healthy and sustainable solution to weight loss. They want to do this while still satisfying taste buds and fitting the modern lifestyles. 

They introduced a range of ready-to-eat meals using shirataki noodles. The meals can be heated up using the microwave oven or boiled in water.  

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I thought they got a good idea. However, the execution wasn't strong. The flavour of the meals did not appeal to me. It still tasted too artificial.

I knew the shirataki noodles are sold separately. But I have never tried cooking with plain shirataki because I heard that it has an unpleasant smell.

Recently, I watched this video by Heavenly Fan where she made shoyu ramen with it. She mentioned rinsing and washing the noodles to get rid of the smell and to parboil the noodles to make them firmer and springy.

So I decided to try making a simple noodle soup with it. Here's my version of a low carb noodles soup. 

Recipe 1: Low carb noodles recipe with tomato, beancurd roll and egg

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of shirataki noodles
  • 1 egg
  • 2 fried bean curd rolls 
  • 1 fresh tomato
  • 500ml soup stock
  • Salt, pepper and sesame seed oil

Method

  1. Drain the liquid from the shirataki noodles and wash thoroughly
  2. Bring a pot of water to the boil and parboil the shirataki noodles for a few minutes. Drain for use later
  3. Wash and cut the fresh tomato into small cubes
  4. Bring 500ml soup stock to a boil, add the tomato and bean curd rolls
  5. Cook till the tomato and rolls are soft
  6. Add the noodles and cook for a few minutes
  7. Season with salt and pepper
  8. Add the egg gently on top of the soup
  9. Cover and cook for a further 2 to 3 minutes till the egg white is set. The egg yolk might still be runny. If you don't like runny yolk, you can stir the yolk into the soup to cook it
  10. Drizzle with sesame seed oil before serving

Verdict: The noodles is springy and the unpleasant smell is gone. Yummy! 

Happy Souping, Phoebe

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