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 Post subject: tofu shirataki
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 1:35 pm 
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Anyone tried this stuff? Use it regularly? I am looking for a good pasta replacement that's low in WW points plus. It seemed great, the whole 8 oz bag for one point. But then I bit into it and it was super squishy. And I'm an al dente pasta kind of girl. I'm wondering if I didn't get it dry enough before I added the sauce?


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 Post subject: Re: tofu shirataki
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 11:09 am 
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It pretty much comes squishy whether you add it to hot sauce or just rinse it from the weird fishy smelling water it comes in. It's kind of a love it or hate it kind of thing. I for one, love it.

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 Post subject: Re: tofu shirataki
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:17 pm 
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VeganFoodRocks wrote:
the weird fishy smelling water it comes in


This. I was freaked out, I almost didn't want to eat it! I am going to give it another go. I can see a pasta salad type thing. If I slather enough Italian dressing on it, I probably won't care how squishy it is.


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 Post subject: Re: tofu shirataki
PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 9:27 pm 
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Have you tried dry-roasting them first? I know that with regular shirataki noodles you can do that to make them more pasta-like.

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 Post subject: Re: tofu shirataki
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 9:05 am 
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katiepillars wrote:
VeganFoodRocks wrote:
the weird fishy smelling water it comes in


This. I was freaked out, I almost didn't want to eat it! I am going to give it another go. I can see a pasta salad type thing. If I slather enough Italian dressing on it, I probably won't care how squishy it is.



yeah you have to rinse them really really well to get rid of that. It's gross.

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Have you tried dry-roasting them first? I know that with regular shirataki noodles you can do that to make them more pasta-like.


dry roasting?! I need to try that out!

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 Post subject: Re: tofu shirataki
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 12:33 pm 
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I've seen similar looking stuff at asian grocery stores, except it's made out of yams instead of tofu. I haven't had a chance to try it yet, but maybe the consistency would be a little different? it's got all the same attributes (no calorie, etc), but I'm thinking maybe since it's made of yams it at least won't have that weird smell.


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 Post subject: Re: tofu shirataki
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 5:28 pm 
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I tried them and never will again. It was like trying to eat rubber bands.


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 Post subject: Re: tofu shirataki
PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2011 7:40 pm 
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fatcat wrote:
I tried them and never will again. It was like trying to eat rubber bands.



I agree. They were the nastiest thing I ever ate, so kudos to everyone who likes them!


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 Post subject: Re: tofu shirataki
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:07 am 
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i recently had a frozen meal made with those and a vindaloo curry. it was too intense and too saucy. would have been better with more veggies, beans, or noodles. normally a sauce overload doesn't bother me, but in this case it did. the noodles were weird, but not gross.

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note: i would never buy these. i got one free at my local food pantry. the pantry tends to carry vegan and vegetarian items. it's crazy to see people fight over day old doughnuts, but no one is interested in tofu or asparagus.

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