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Low Carb Tom Yum Shrimp Shirataki Noodles

When keeping my weight in check, I know from past failures experience that depriving myself of carbs or my favourite dish is not the way to go. Instead, for one meal a day, I made a resolution to eat a low carb meal which can be in the form of a salad, a soup or this delicious tom yum shrimp shirataki noodles. It is made with shirataki noodles (aka Japanese yam or konjac noodles), which contains (almost) zero calories. This dish certainly curbed my craving for spicy Thai food with a much needed lower carb content. It really helps that both the appearance & texture of shirataki noodles quite closely resemble the Thai glass noodles typically used in this dish.

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Tom Yum Shrimp Shirataki Noodles Recipe


Shirataki Noodles
This is Japanese shirataki noodles, which contains nearly zero calories. This will be my low-carb substitute for the Thai glass noodles.

Cooking Shirataki Noodles

Drain the shirataki noodles from the pouch and boil the noodles with some clean water on the stove for 2-3 minutes (pictured above). After that cool down the noodles under running tap water and set aside.

Lobo Instant Tom Yum Paste
This was the packet of instant tom yum paste I used for this recipe. It is a single-use portion.

Tom Yum Shrimp Shirataki Noodles (Step-by-Step)
In a pot, add lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, red chillis (dried & chilli padi), shallots, straw mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and the instant tom yum paste.

Tom Yum Shrimp Shirataki Noodles (Step-by-Step)
Add water, bring to a boil and ensure the tom yum paste is entirely dissolved.

Tom Yum Shrimp Shirataki Noodles (Step-by-Step)
Add deveined shrimps and once they are cooked (which is fast) …

Tom Yum Shrimp Shirataki Noodles (Step-by-Step)

… season the tom yum soup with fish sauce (pictured above) and a small squeeze of lime juice. Since I’m on a low-carb meal, I go easy on the lime juice as too much will make the soup too sourish which may require the need to add sugar to balance the flavour.

Tom Yum Shrimp Shirataki Noodles (Step-by-Step)
Return the prepared shirataki noodles to the soup pot to warm it up.

Tom Yum Shrimp Shirataki Noodles Recipe
Garnish with coriander. You can serve this straight from the pot …

Tom Yum Shrimp Shirataki Noodles Recipe

… or dish out to a serving bowl before serving.

7 comments on “Low Carb Tom Yum Shrimp Shirataki Noodles”

  1. I love Shirataki noodles too, spaghetti shaped one has the better texture. Tom yum flavour and tasteless shirataki are definitely a dream combination. I must give it a try too.

  2. Hi thank you for the recipe. Please let me know where you bought the instant tom yum paste.

  3. hi where can I buy the instant yom yum paste. Thank you.

  4. Hi can share where to buy the shirataki noodle? Thanks.0

    • Hi I got mine at Sheng Siong. They are also available at Japanese supermarkets, or the Japanese dried goods section of bigger supermarket outlets. You can also check out the supermarket sushi section (they usually have a small section selling ingredients).

  5. Very good leh! The shirataki noodles look like 粗米粉. Plus the tom yum 非常开胃
    I also agree that deprivation -diet does not work. Balanced and moderation is better.

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