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Jul 25, 2012 05:46 PM

Kelp noodles are a food made from kelp... Sources?

I just read a blog entry on "My New Roots" about a dish the blogger wrote about a dish she brought to a pot luck picnic - here's a link, hope it works:

The dish was described as "raw pad Thai". The noodle part of the recipe is described as follows:

"Kelp noodles are a food made from kelp (a sea vegetable), sodium alginate (seaweed-derived salt), and water. They are gluten-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, protein-free, sugar-free, very low in carbohydrates and calories, and raw (check the label to be sure)."

OK, so she got me with the fat-free, cholesterol-free, sugar-free, low carbs & calories!

I haven't tried to find these "noodles" anyplace yet - but would really be grateful if anyone out there knows of a source - preferably on the Peninsula - from South San Francisco to Sunnyvale.


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  1. I don't know about kelp noodles, but Wildwood foods make a similar product from tofu and konjac flour that's carried in local "natural" foods stores (including, according to their website, Whole Foods). I occasionally find it at Grocery Outlet -- they're not bad, but I recommending heating them gently to make them less crunchy. They come packed in bags with water, so I'm guessing they're in with the refrigerated tofu.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Thanks for the link Robert. I'll check the Whole Foods stores closest to me.

      2. Try Whole Foods, saw bags of kelp noodles there a few months ago.

        1. fwiw, Rainbow in SF has them.

          1. Hankook Supermarket in Sunnyvale had a refrigerated case of different kinds. The seaweed konjac noodles looked good. I didn't check the prices of the kelp noodles, but they had some large packages.