Stir-Fried Shirataki Noodles with Spicy Ground Pork

A few days ago I bought 4 small packets of Shirataki noodles. I had never tried them in my life but I had a pretty a good idea of what it might taste, since it's made from konjac plant/konyakku and I love konyakku jelly. At the moment I am trying to reduce my carbohydrate and sugar intakes (which is very hard because I love my STARCHY rice and noodles...!!), I thought I should really give these so-called 'miracle noodles' - no calories, no sodium, and almost 0 carbs, a try.

I have to say I was not disappointed. The noodles taste like cellophane noodles but thicker, quite similar to Korean Daang Myun noodles which are usually used to make Japchae, but slightly chewier. I thought chewy noodles would taste better spicy, that's why I used Chinese hot bean sauce and Szechuan crispy chilli in oil (look at the picture below) to stir-fry the noodles.

Szechuan Crispy Chilli in Oil.
When you go to your local Asian grocery store, watch out for glass jars with a picture of this man - he makes very very tasty sauces...! Just absolutely gorgeous!

Shirataki noodles have a rather unpleasant smell, rather fishy I would say, that's why before you stir-fry the noodles, make sure you rinse and pat them dry.

Ingredients - serves 2
400 g Shirataki noodles300 g ground pork2 tbs oil
1 tbs minced garlic1 tbs fish sauce
1 tbs hot bean sauce1 tbs Szechuan crispy chilli in oil1 tbs oyster sauce1/ 2 cup chopped green onions1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 tsp white pepperDirections
Heat 2 tbs oil in a wok.Add the minced garlic and ground pork. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes until the ground pork is slightly brown.
Add fish sauce, hot bean sauce, crispy chili and oyster sauce. Simmer for 3 minutes.Quickly add the noodles and stir until well combined.
Toss in the bean sprouts, green onions and add a dash of pepper. Stir fry for another 1 minute.Serve!

For people who have to take care of their carb-intake, make sure that you check the labels and ingredients for ready-made sauces. They usually have sugar and thus some hidden carbs - so don't use too much!

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