Yesterday, one of my student's parents brought by a new LC dish for me to try... ( I told her all about my diet because she was interested in how I was losing so much weight ) I tried it and went that night to the store and bought all they had! Here is the review!
Product Name: Konyaku Pepperocino Pasta
Maker: Nakagawa Shokuhin
What is it: Peppercino is usally a high carb pasta dish that is simple to make. The sauce consists of garlic, salt, hot peppers and EVO. The pasta is dropped into that sauce and mixed thoroughly. Some people add some fresh grated Parmesan cheese or fresh green herbs to garnish. Nakagawa has replaced the pasta with Konyaku which is technically less refined Shirataki Noodles to create a low carb pasta.
Taste: WOW! I was always wondering if I couldn't make a good pepperocino out of shirataki noodles and this answered it for me! Very authentic Pepperocino taste. Passed the kid test, too!
Volume: Well, for everything it packs in flavor it comes up short in volume. It would take two packs to make a stand alone meal. But the thing that is neat is that there is just enough volume that if you added some fresh veggies and meat.. that you have a perfect LC meal. (check out my dinner pics)
Price: Regular price is about $1.50 a pack. ( I found mine on sale for 100 yen or about $1.00)
Verdict: Would I buy again? Absolutely! This fits the bill as a great side for a nice piece of protein or as a base for a more elaborate dish! In fact, I went to the store and bought the rest of stock they had as the shelf life is long!
oops forgot the info... 60 calories and 3.8 grams of carbs :)