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    Sweet potato noodles

    I saw them in the asia store and just had to try them.

    Big mistake....

    Don't do it! SERIOUSLY!

    They are tasteless and you have to chew them like bubble gum.

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    Yeah I can't eat the shiratake noodles either. Some people here have tried them and don't mind the lack of taste/weird texture, but I can't do it and wouldn't personally recommend them. I think when I tried them, I was looking for something to replace noodles/pasta (back when I was losing weight the CW way) and wanted the experience of eating noodles/pasta without the calories. It's so not worth it.

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    I rather like them. If you expect them to taste /feel like wheat pasta then, yes they are weird but, if you are thinking rice noodles, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference. I think they soak up spicy asian sauces nicely.

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    What's in them besides sweet potatoes? I don't mind different textures and it might be nice to have some kind of noodle to eat.

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    Spaghetti squash is awesome

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    Oh yeah, love spaghetti squash. I usually just eat it with a red sauce but it's amazing with shrimp alfredo as well. I was thinking the noodles might be an easy option.

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    I used to love shiratake noodles (must must must rinse them), but now they just upset my stomach. No idea why.
    Warning: I'm the most laid-back primal gal you'll ever meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackcatbone View Post
    What's in them besides sweet potatoes? I don't mind different textures and it might be nice to have some kind of noodle to eat.
    It's just sweet potato starch and water...

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    One thing to note is that they are not made from the sweet potatoes we grow in the western world... Shiratake are made from the Japanese "mountain yam" which, in its raw form, is basically tasteless snot. At least, this is for the Shiratake brand.

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    They're made from something called a konjac root. What ends up in the noodles has minimal calories and carbs. It is basically pure dietary fiber. So yes, it is tasteless. It's meant to be. It soaks up whatever flavor is around it. If what was around the noodles was bland and boring then I can see why someone might get a bad impression of the noodles. For spicy Thai recipes, I find they work really well.

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