3 Minute Low Carb Soba Style Noodles in Ponzu

miracle-noodle-ponzu-finalThis is a refreshing cold noodle dish that closely resembles Japanese soba noodles. It can be prepared in just a few minutes and a few of the staff here enjoy Miracle Noodles (angel hair) this way for a quick and satisfying lunch.

We like this noodle because it can be made quickly without cooking! You just need some hot water and some items from the fridge.

OK, … that green stuff on top is really a chopped salad leaf that we added for colour. It really should be chives or cilantro, but you get the point. Ain’t it pretty?

Miracle noodles are made from Konjac and is also known as shirataki noodle (we have a broad selection of other types). They have zero calories and zero carbs. Most of the mass that the noodle has comes from water bonded to the fibre. When you eat the noodles, the fibre helps you feel full and help slows down the glycemic response of other foods you have with it. domain dns info .  The noodles are flavourless and can be served in a broth, in a ponzu sauce (as shown here), baked, or stir fried.

miracle-noodle-ponzu-step1The noodles are sold in a liquid pouch. Strange, but that is how they are made and the alkaline solution helps the noodles keep their form while making them shelf stable. The alkaline solution is infamous for its salty or even fishy smell. It will smell bit off…. but all you need to do is rinse it out as shown here.




miracle-noodle-ponzu-step2In a bowl, soak the noodles in hot water. We have a hot water dispenser in our kitchenette which is really convenient. Hot water on demand.

Unrelated Tip: If you get a reverse-osmosis water filtration system – you never have to de-scale the hot water machine. If you use this type of water for coffee machines, you get better tasting coffee and likewise never have to descale the coffee machine.

Generally, not a fan of drinking only reverse-osmosis water as it lacks essential minerals that your body probably needs. But that’s a topic for another blog post.

miracle-noodle-ponzu-step3Remove hot water and add ponzu sauce. Check the ingredients and nutrition facts to ensure that the sauce you buy does not have added sugar. Doris, our customer service manager, mixes her own and we will try to get her to unveil her recipe in a future post.

But here is the secret – because we did not do a full par-boil of the miracle noodles, you might find that the noodles still have a hint of the alkaline solution. So……………


miracle-noodle-ponzu-step4We add about a tablespoon of The Garlic Box Apple Cider and Garlic Vinaigrette to the dish which adds an amazing tangy-ness and also does a great job of clearing up the alkaline (perhaps because acid + alkaline = neutral?)

Anyway, it works wonderfully! Optionally add chives, cilantro, and/or some protein like chicken strips.