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Jan 21, 2007 01:30 PM

Kosher Tofu Noodles?

Anyone know of a Tofu Noodle product that has a hechseher?

They are the rage according to the current media , because they have no carbs and are a possible substitute for pasta that is very high in carbs?


Bruce in Belle Harbor

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  1. I am unaware of a kosher certified tofu noodle brand. A kosher certified soy pasta alternative to regular pasta can be found at the following website:

    1. I've seen them in the supermarket, but never with a hechsher. I hear that it actually tastes like pasta, but I've never checked it out.

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      1. re: sharonlebewohl

        I only seen the Shirataki ones and they aren't kosher.

      2. Are we talking about noodles made of tofu, or noodles made of soy flour? I am going to assume soy flour, because I can't imagine how one could make a noodle out of tofu.
        Please straighten me out. p.j.

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        1. re: p.j.

          The shirataki and cousins are made from konnyaku with a bit of tofu added. They are very low in calories and have no carbs. They are like pasta if you squint a bit (or whatever the eating equivalent of squinting is...) but you will know you're not eating regular pasta.

          Tofu itself is sometimes shaped into long dried noodle-like strands but I haven't tried them.

          1. re: lora

            Thanks, Iora. Could you please explain what konnyaku is? I am not familiar with the term.

              1. re: jeterfan

                Thanks, jeterfan & Iora. Interesting. It sounds as though the konnyaku potato is never used as a fresh vegetable, only dried and used to make "konnyaku", right? I take it that the jelly-like product is not imported to the U.S., and is not made here either.
                Thanks very much for the link--p.j.

                  1. re: skybridge

                    The only one of these three that appears to be kosher is the third (Natural Delicious). The second link (for Tofu Shirataki noodles) explicitly states that the product isn't certified kosher, and the website for the first doesn't discuss it at all.

                    1. re: GilaB

                      House Foods is now claiming on their web site that their shirataki is newly certified by the OU, though the symbol isn't on the packaging yet:

        2. I called House Foods, the company that makes the Shirataki noodles, several months ago. I asked them why, if the noodles were already vegan and so many of their other products were kosher-certified, couldn't they get a hashgacha for the Shiratakis. Apparently, they have looked into getting kosher certification and get lots of calls about it, but the noodles contain yam flour, and they cannot find a kosher-certified yam flour.

          1. I actually just found a link to some newly-kosher certified noodles called Miracle Noodles