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Bento Recipe: Konnyaku


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Konnyaku is a gel made from the konjac plant. It's used here and there, and when cut into noodle form it's called shirataki. However, the noodles I bought - which came in water, and were made into little bundles designed to be eaten whole - were called konnyaku on the package, so I'm sticking with that.

Konnyaku doesn't have a lot of flavor; like tofu, it absorbs other flavors. It's more a texture thing. So far I've sauteed it in butter with octopus.