A person using chopsticks to have shirataki soup noodles with gyoza
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How to Cook Shirataki Noodles: Easy Recipe

Make these traditional Japanese noodles at home with ease. You can use it to make salads, stir-fries, and to bulk up your soups.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Soup, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Shirataki Noodles, Miracle Noodles, Zero Noodles
Appliance: Saucepan, Sieve
Servings: 1 pack
Author: Raksha Hegde


  • 1 pack shirataki noodles
  • water


  • Shirataki noodles are usually available in packages with water in them. This water smells fishy because it has absorbed the odor of the yam plant. So you need to rinse the noodles very well. 
  • First, throw away the water and place the noodles in a sieve. Rinse the noodles well under running water. 
  • Boil water in a large pot and add the noodles. Cook for 2-3 minutes. This helps remove the bitterness. 
  • Drain the noodles completely. Heat a frying pan and warm the noodles on moderate to high heat; do not add any oil or liquid. This step is important to dry out the noodles completely so that it has a noodle-like texture. This may take 8-10 minutes and it is best done with tongs. 
  • You can now add the noodles to a stir-fry, salad, or make a wonderful warming bowl of soup. Add your choice of meat, vegetables, hot broth, and condiments like miso, red chili paste, or soy sauce. Enjoy! 
    A person using chopsticks to have shirataki soup noodles with gyoza