Shiraki Noodles

Shiraki noodles are made from tofu and yam flour.  They are wonderfully low calorie, low carb, and low fat.  Literally they are around the same calories as an apple.  I was a little skeptical of trying this noodle, but thought I better do it because of how healthy they are. 

The noodles have a similar texture to Mr. Noodles, but I wouldn’t boil them like Mr. Noodles.  I have heard of them tried a few different ways, and simply getting rid of the water and rinsing them under the sink seems to taste the best.  Don’t forget to rinse them, because otherwise they have a bit of a strange smell.  Then you can just fry them up in a frying pan with whatever veggies you want.  They aren’t as good as regular rice noodles or other noodles, but for the calories they are amazing!  Here is a recipe that we tried that was really good.

Shiraki Curry:

In a pan/skillet, put 1 tbsp of coconut oil or other healthy oil that you can use at high heat.  Add fresh or frozen green beans, red and yellow peppers and mushrooms (all cut up).  Cook them until desired texture then add the package of shiraki noodles.  Add pepper to taste. We also added pine nuts to ours (about 2 tbsp).   

In a seperate container mix together 1/2 cup of yogurt and 2 tbsp. of curry and 1 tbsp garlic powder.  Add 4 tbsp. of creamy goat cheese (can buy at superstore, costco, etc).  Stir the yogurt sauce mixture into the noodles/vegetables and serve hot.

(You can buy these noodles at T and T market in coquitlam, Safeway or in the States). 


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