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.
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. http://www.wildwoodfoods.com/products...
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.