Saturday, 22 January 2011

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 noodles
  • 300 g ground pork
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 1 tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 1 tbs hot bean sauce
  • 1 tbs Szechuan crispy chilli in oil
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 1/ 2 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
Instructions
  • 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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23 comments:

  1. THis dish looks simply fantastic....there really is no need to say more!

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  2. I always have a jar or two of the same crispy chili in my pantry. I eat it with my noodles and dumplings :)

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  3. I need this for lunch tomorrow. I love all the bean sprouts there. Looks very delicious.

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  4. Me encanta este tipo de platitos, deliciosos.

    Saludos

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  5. this chilli oil is my favourite brand as well....=)....This dish looks delicious

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  6. Absolutely Droolworthy noodles. Delicious looking meal.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Love this stir-fry! Full of flavours and texture.

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  8. LOL that man indeed looks...tasty! LOL LOL

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  9. enak ya shirataki noodles, kenyel2 hehehee...gua pernah coba dulu...
    eh iya itu chilli oilnya pernah liat di sini, nanti ikutan beli juga deh...selama ini gua pake yg thai punya

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  10. Very very good!!!! ;-)
    Buon week end Cara kisses.-**

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  11. lovely dish. a really healthy meal for people who are trying to lose weight like me :P

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  12. I have to look out for these noodles! Love the sound of it - chewy..!

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  13. Never heard of Shirataki noodles...will check out my nearest Japanese grocery store the next time! THe noodles don't look any different from the starchy noodles - which is the good part of everything!

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  14. I like this dish, love with lots of bean spouts!

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  15. Very creative! Never thought of using shirataki noodles for a stir-fry.

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  16. Hello there! This is crazy. I've been looking for chili oil for a recipe I want to try. This would be perfect. What great timing.

    Hope alls well with you. Have a terrific 2011 and keep cookin/bloggin.

    Keri
    samwich365.com

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  17. I love to try out new pasta/noodle dishes and this one has made my "to make" list. All i need to do is find that schezuan sauce and i may use chicken or beef since i don't eat pork but even then, i am sure this would taste wonderful!

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  18. My goodness, this must be so flavourful with the spicy bean sauce. And you made it looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great day.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  19. This look really delicious, and I feel so hungry now, despite already having my light breakfast!

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  20. Love this brand ...it just make everything more tasty!
    Beautiful presentation of noodles too :-)

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  21. OMG we love the szechaun crispy chili oil. It goes great with a lot of asian dishes. Yours looks absolutely delicious.

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  22. The picture on the jar is of a woman, lol. That looks absolutely delicious, i've never tried shiritaki noodels but i bet they're a life saver for dieters

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