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where to find Tofu Shirataki noodles?
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    Post #1 - September 30th, 2008, 1:11 pm
    Post #1 - September 30th, 2008, 1:11 pm Post #1 - September 30th, 2008, 1:11 pm
    I was thinking about these the other day- I knew there was some sort of tofu noodle out there, I think I had tried them before but couldn't remember where I got them. So I googled it.. and apparently they are super trendy right now. But I haven't seen them..it is said they are even carried at some Whole Foods b/c some blogger wrote about them as low-carb. Obviously asian groceries would be the first place I would look, but I don't get out much to explore, and am lacking in time. Anyone seen these in the city recently? I just want to do a drive-by and run in to get them.
  • Post #2 - September 30th, 2008, 1:35 pm
    Post #2 - September 30th, 2008, 1:35 pm Post #2 - September 30th, 2008, 1:35 pm
    Tai Nam if you're near the Broadway-Argyle area. In stock as of last weekend.

    4925 N. Broadway
  • Post #3 - September 30th, 2008, 2:33 pm
    Post #3 - September 30th, 2008, 2:33 pm Post #3 - September 30th, 2008, 2:33 pm
    I bought them at Hmart. The regular noodle and the linguini, in the refrigerator section. You really have to rinse these noodles well and then make sure you dry them with paper towels before using them. They have a weird smell, but hey for 40 calories a package, I find I can do a lot with them. hungrygirl.com, may have another source on their website for them.
  • Post #4 - September 30th, 2008, 2:41 pm
    Post #4 - September 30th, 2008, 2:41 pm Post #4 - September 30th, 2008, 2:41 pm
    The Whole Foods in Wheaton has them, so you might want to give a quick call to your closest one in Chicago and see if they have them too.

    Jen
  • Post #5 - September 30th, 2008, 3:41 pm
    Post #5 - September 30th, 2008, 3:41 pm Post #5 - September 30th, 2008, 3:41 pm
    Whole foods everywhere and Sunset foods in Highland Park definitely have them. They are refrigerated so look for them in the fridge
  • Post #6 - September 30th, 2008, 4:36 pm
    Post #6 - September 30th, 2008, 4:36 pm Post #6 - September 30th, 2008, 4:36 pm
    I've personally seen them at the Whole Foods on North/Clybourn and the Treasure Island in Hyde Park. If I recall correctly, they were only $1.99/pack at TI, which I believe is more than a dollar cheaper than WF.
  • Post #7 - September 30th, 2008, 8:34 pm
    Post #7 - September 30th, 2008, 8:34 pm Post #7 - September 30th, 2008, 8:34 pm
    I have a pack of these in my fridge (got them at HMart) what do I do with them? (and, yes, why do I have a package if I don't know?)
  • Post #8 - October 1st, 2008, 9:24 am
    Post #8 - October 1st, 2008, 9:24 am Post #8 - October 1st, 2008, 9:24 am
    Although not my first choice, they're a pretty decent substitute for other noodles in any type of brothy situation (think won-ton soup or roast duck noodles or tom yum, etc). I'd have to say they absolutely fail as a pasta substitute :? (chewy texture does not equal al dente pasta)
  • Post #9 - October 1st, 2008, 9:27 am
    Post #9 - October 1st, 2008, 9:27 am Post #9 - October 1st, 2008, 9:27 am
    I agree with Puppy. Like I said before, they must be rinsed a lot, and then dried completly with paper towels. I toss them in a stir fry, for a side dish. You can substitute in any udon type broth, I've purchased those at Hmart. They are 40 calories a package, and not horrible.
  • Post #10 - October 1st, 2008, 6:28 pm
    Post #10 - October 1st, 2008, 6:28 pm Post #10 - October 1st, 2008, 6:28 pm
    nicinchic wrote:They are 40 calories a package, and not horrible.

    :|
  • Post #11 - October 3rd, 2008, 10:46 am
    Post #11 - October 3rd, 2008, 10:46 am Post #11 - October 3rd, 2008, 10:46 am
    You can also find them at my favorite-est grocery store ever, Mitsuwa :D
    "There is no love sincerer than the love of food." - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.
  • Post #12 - October 3rd, 2008, 11:00 am
    Post #12 - October 3rd, 2008, 11:00 am Post #12 - October 3rd, 2008, 11:00 am
    Joong Boo has them.
  • Post #13 - October 5th, 2008, 10:36 pm
    Post #13 - October 5th, 2008, 10:36 pm Post #13 - October 5th, 2008, 10:36 pm
    I bought some at Meijer in McHenry. In the produce section.

    lowjones
  • Post #14 - October 28th, 2008, 1:02 pm
    Post #14 - October 28th, 2008, 1:02 pm Post #14 - October 28th, 2008, 1:02 pm
    I recently bought these noodles at the Whole Foods at North and Sheffield and was surprised by how much I liked them. As Puppy said, the noodles wouldn't be good as a substitute for Italian-style pasta but work well with Asian flavors and, like regular tofu, take on the flavors of other ingredients. I made a slightly brothy sauce with garlic, chicken stock, soy sauce and mirin and included mushrooms, spinach and shrimp. It was a tasty and filling meal, and really healthy.
  • Post #15 - November 5th, 2008, 3:32 pm
    Post #15 - November 5th, 2008, 3:32 pm Post #15 - November 5th, 2008, 3:32 pm
    Peapod delivery service has them and they are pretty good!
  • Post #16 - November 6th, 2008, 4:07 pm
    Post #16 - November 6th, 2008, 4:07 pm Post #16 - November 6th, 2008, 4:07 pm
    I get 'em from Mitsuwa. They do run out regularly. I actually parboil them, drain them and dry with paper towels. Then flip them around in a skillet with a little soy or Worcestereshire miso or whatever, maybe some small shrimp or tofu cubes and green onions. Something salty-fishy tasting helps cover up any lingering scent, which to me is not very offensive, just kind of like baking soda. You can get them kind of glazed and crispy, especially the linguine.

    They would be miserable substitutes for Italian pasta IMO.

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