Vile plastic noodles
Terrible noodles, tasteless and of a plasticky texture
There's a fishy smell when you open the bag but no
There's a fishy smell when you open the bag but noodles don't taste fishy. I would recommend to rinse it in the water a few times and then boil it before use. I love the texture as it reminded me of Kanomjeen ( fresh, thin rice noodles in Thai cuisine which are made from rice ) it's lovely when eating with red or green curry.
overpriced and needs effort to be made good
the texture needs some adapting to. this product is overpriced [hint: look for konjac noodles in the international section, they're the same thing but cheaper] and there's little information on how to cook them to make them actually decent. I find that rinsing them with water in a sieve until the smell has gone, leaving them in boiling water with white wine vinegar in until the water has gone, and THEN frying them like the packet says makes the noodles the most tolerable. the white wine vinegar counteracts the weird taste, and the boiling water acts almost like a par-baking would for the base of an apple pie. it's a lot of effort to make them decent.
Strange chewy texture
There is a fishy smell but it goes away after cooking the noodles and it has zero taste of fish. Low rating from me since the texture is horrible in my opinion, very far from ''standard'' noodles. I don't tend to be bothered much but texture of food but this one is so much different. Texture is more chewy, Id compare it to a mushroom? Noodles have also no taste. Bought it to try and I'm quite disappointed, specially when its so expensive compared to other noodles. I wish I could like them since theyre low on calories.
Great way to bulk up a meal, guilt-free!
These noodles are a great way to bulk up a meal without adding the calories! It's true that they have a bit of a fishy smell when you open them, but just rinse them through a sieve with a kettle of boiling water and you're sorted. I used my packed to add to two meals – a miso soup and a tofu salad. In both cases, they made the meals filling whilst still being very light. They do have a slightly different texture to usual noodles, but they're not at all unpleasant. The only negative for me is that they're a fair bit more expensive than standard noodles, but I guess that's something you just have to accept because of the health payoff. Will definitely buy again.
Gross compared to other brands
I have eated a few brands of konjac noodles from other retailers and bought these from tesco as they were the only ones available. I am gutted, i have another packet and they are vile, they dissolved the sauce i usually have with konjac noodles into a soup, and added the most awful flavour. I never leave food but after a few disgusting mouthfuls i couldnt eat any more, what a waste of food, will not be buying again... Gross...
Will buy over and over again.
Taste so nice! Not rubbery and zero fish smell- no idea what the other reviews are based on; but these were fantastic.
Smell was off putting at first but once rinsed I a
Smell was off putting at first but once rinsed I added to stir fry and surprisingly they taste nice they don’t taste like rubber at all there not chewy they just resemble a bean sprout texture to me but as for taste they tasted lovely in a stir fry and for a lot less calories they are great I’ll deffo buy again
Like eating rubber bands
Amazingly low carbs but I just can't get over the texture and they seem to be entirely indigestible.
Agree it's a 'No Brainer'
Agree with the 'No Brainer' reviewer. These are ideal for those trying to lose or maintain weight. They need a rinse - under a cold running tap into a colander, how hard is that? They absorb the flavour of the dish you're preparing. Just served them as part of a 'Chinese' dish and honestly couldn't tell the difference between these and 'normal' noodles. Yes, the preserving fluid smells a bit 'fishy' - so rinse and enjoy in your fav dish.