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asia market in tampa - looking for shirataki noodles

johannatampa Apr 30, 2011 09:22 AM

I want to try these - both gluten and carb free so I want to see if I like them, but don't know where a large asian market is. I actually live close to usf so I suspect something is close by but I am relatively new here. Willing to travel to tampa, brandon and new tampa.

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  1. sunshine842 RE: johannatampa Apr 30, 2011 10:05 AM

    Oceanic Market is just north of downtown -- and if they don't have it, nobody will.

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      johannatampa RE: sunshine842 Apr 30, 2011 12:12 PM

      thanks I will look up the address

    2. Manderley RE: johannatampa Apr 30, 2011 01:01 PM

      i buy shirataki noodles at my local Publix!

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        JillyLeigh RE: Manderley May 2, 2011 02:28 PM

        I have also seen them at several different Publix locations in Hillsborough County. Also- Whole foods has a few different brands of them and I believe they are a dollar or two cheaper per package than Publix.

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        ramblinwrek92 RE: johannatampa May 1, 2011 08:00 AM

        Have you tried MD Oriental? There is a location off of Fowler Ave and there is one in Brandon kind of tucked away near Old Time Pottery and First Choice BBQ in the shopping center with the Home Depot of State Road 60 just west of I-75.

        There is also the Brandon Oriental Market off of Pauls Drive. Its behind Denny's on State Road 60/Adamo Drive.

        1. askdrtodd RE: johannatampa May 2, 2011 08:12 AM

          They have them at Rollin Oats on Cypress and MacDill (which also has kelp noodles BTW).

          1. rhnault RE: johannatampa May 2, 2011 08:22 AM

            I bought them before and they are really awful. I rinsed and rinsed them and cooked them a little extra and no matter what could not find them to be worth the money. They have a strange smell and after taste to me.

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              askdrtodd RE: rhnault May 2, 2011 12:19 PM

              huh. maybe was a bad batch? we've made them a half dozen times, rinsed, let dry a bit, tossed in as a replacement for Pad Thai noodles, thought they were great!

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              johannatampa RE: johannatampa May 8, 2011 05:31 AM

              The ones I saw in publix had tofu - I heard they were the chewy weird texture so I will try the OCEANIC AND md ORIENTAL this week. I saw lots with tofu but want angel hair konjac root

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                kempshark RE: johannatampa May 8, 2011 10:54 AM

                This might be a stupid question, but here goes. I'm assuming the reason you guys are buying this type of noodles would be due to dietary restrictions (need gluten free)? I'm just wondering why you're searching for a gluten free, carb free noodle unless you can't tolerate gluten and must eat gluten free items.

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                  askdrtodd RE: kempshark May 8, 2011 12:19 PM

                  kemp- for me it's because pasta is the devil and is super calorie-dense. Shirataki noodles and kelp noodles are negligible when it comes to calories.

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                    Manderley RE: askdrtodd May 9, 2011 08:55 AM

                    me too. it's not perfect, but it's a good alternative.

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                    Little T. RE: kempshark May 12, 2011 07:36 PM

                    BTW, has anyone tried Quinoa noodle? I tried it for the first time last night and I must say, they are pretty good.

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                    Little T. RE: johannatampa May 9, 2011 07:10 PM

                    Thanks for the shirataki tip! I'll have to keep an eye open for them and try out some different recipes.

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                      johannatampa RE: johannatampa May 13, 2011 05:53 AM

                      thanks - the gluten thing is costly in trial and error. On the shirataki noodles, some have tofu and I don't want to try those,. the ones I am looking for at pur konjac root - a resource of nutrition with no carbs or calories.

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