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Jan 25, 2006 04:20 PM

Tofu Shirataki Noodles

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Does anyone know of an Asian market in Montreal (perhaps in Chinatown) that sells tofu shirataki noodles? These are low fat, low carb noodles from Japan that are packed in liquid. I've been looking for them with no luck and wondered if anyone knows of a local source. Thanks-

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  1. Have you tried Miyamoto on Victoria in Westmount? They are an excellent source for all things Japanese.

    1. Try Fruits du Parc at the mall on Parc Avenue (where the Cinema du Parc is).

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      1. re: chili pepper

        Yes, I've bought them there. Good for sukiyaki, right?

        1. re: Plateaumaman

          Sukiyaki, stir fries, soups, cold noodle salads.....

      2. I just saw Shirataki noodles, House brand (same as I used to get in the states), at a grocery store here in Montreal. Unfortunately, I can't remember where! It wasn't an Asian market, though. I think maybe it was the grocery store underneath the La Cite building near McGill. Can anyone confirm? I'll check next time I'm in the neighborhood.

        They also have something called "tofu noodles" at Rachelle Bery in the Plateau. I haven't tried them but I'm guessing that they're the same thing as Shirataki noodles.

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        1. re: paperfree

          Marché Eden is the one underneath La Cité buildings, it's the same as Fruits du Parc.
          Corner of avenue du Parc and Prince-Arthur.

          1. re: marblebag

            Yep, that's where I saw them, Marche Eden. They have both the fettuccine and the thinner noodles, and it's $2.19 per bag.

            1. re: paperfree

              does anyone know the exact address or what street Marche Eden is on ?

              1. re: Cindy Mendes

                It's on the ground floor of the Galleries du Parc at 3573 du Parc (corner Prince Arthur).

                1. re: Cindy Mendes

                  It's in the Lacité shopping centre, corner Parc & Milton. (someone correct me if I'm wrong about the cross-street!)

          2. I found these recently at the Korean grocery on Sherbrooke in NDG. I tried them as a pasta substitute and they were pretty awful. The taste and texture were weird and the sauce didn't cling to them.

            I did however try the more easily available regular shirataki noodles and they're a great sub for bean thread and yam noodles.

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            1. re: SnackHappy

              They work best in soups and stir-fries and you have to rinse them really well to get rid of the 'slime'. They aren't so good as a pasta substitute.