Shirataki noodles are a no carb, translucent, gelatinous traditional Japanese noodles made from the konjac yam. They have a slightly fishy odor when you open the package but give it a quick water rinse in the sink over a food strainer than briefly sautee to reduce moisture. Great as a base to replace pasta or rice in your favorite dishes. Neutral tasting, shirataki takes on the flavor of your dish. Buy for $1/package at local Asian market.